Of Whales, Scales, and Microbes: New Program for UChicago Undergraduates at MBL Offers Broad View of Marine Biodiversity

Julie Huber Presents “Planet Microbe” at UChicago 125th Anniversary Event

Tapping into Marine Biodiversity to Address Questions Not Yet Imagined

The study of life processes has long depended on a small set of so-called model organisms that are amenable to laboratory manipulation and emerged, whether by reasoned choice or experimental serendipity, as favorites for study by legions of scientists and students. But not by everyone. As Amy Gladfelter, professor of cell biology at Dartmouth College […]

Award-winning Evolutionary Biologist Describes Life of A Brave Genius At MBL Falmouth Forum

Sean B. Carroll, an award-winning scientist, writer, educator, and executive producer will discuss his recent book at the next MBL Falmouth Forum on Friday, December 4. His talk, titled Brave Genius: Jacques Monod’s Adventure from the French Resistance to the Nobel Prize, will be held at 7:30 PM in the MBL’s Lillie Auditorium, 7 MBL […]

How Does a Highly Efficient Swimmer Move? Jellyfish, Lamprey Study Reveals Surprising Forces At Play

Contacts: Tom Abate, Stanford Engineering tabate@stanford.edu; 650-736-2245 Diana Kenney, Marine Biological Laboratory dkenney@mbl.edu; 508-289-7139 STANFORD, Calif. and WOODS HOLE, Mass. − Millions of years ago, even before plate tectonics had nudged the continents into their current locations, jellyfish were already moving through the oceans using the same pulsing motions we observe today. Now through clever […]

Scientists Call for Unified Initiative to Advance Microbiome Research

A group of leading scientists representing a wide range of disciplines has formed a unified initiative to support basic research, technological development, and commercial applications to better understand and thoughtfully harness capabilities of Earth’s vast systems of microorganisms. In a Science article published Oct. 30, 2015, 17 U.S. scientists–including microbiologists, physicists, chemists and physicians–will announce the creation […]

MBL Announces New Education Director

Rae Nishi, Ph.D., Professor of Neurological Sciences at the University of Vermont (UVM), has been named the Burroughs Wellcome Director of Education at the MBL, a title that recognizes a gift to the MBL from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund. Nishi succeeds William Reznikoff, Ph.D., who has been the MBL Director of Education since 2010. Her […]

Cape Symphony Conductor Discusses Future of the Arts at MBL Falmouth Forum, November 6

WOODS HOLE, MA—Cape Symphony artistic director and conductor Jung-Ho Pak will offer a rare and frank discussion about the uncertain future of the arts at the next MBL Falmouth Forum on Friday, November 6 at 7:30 PM in the MBL’s Lillie Auditorium, 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole. In the presentation, titled “Symphony Confidential: A Revolutionary […]

MBL Scientist Receives Career Development Award to Study Aging Processes

Kristin Gribble, an assistant research scientist at the MBL, has received a highly competitive, 5-year Mentored Research Scientist Career Development Award from the National Institutes of Health. Gribble is studying the rotifer, a microscopic aquatic zooplankton, to explore the evolution and genomics of aging processes. Her work has been important in establishing the rotifer as […]

Conservationist Thomas Lovejoy to Discuss Climate Change at MBL Falmouth Forum, October 1

WOODS HOLE, MA—Internationally renowned conservation biologist Thomas Lovejoy will explain how biological systems can contribute toward reducing climate change at the next MBL Falmouth Forum on Thursday, October 1 at 7:30 PM in the MBL’s Lillie Auditorium, 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole.  The talk, titled “A Wild Approach to Climate Change,” is co-sponsored by The […]