October 1, 2014

Imaging @ MBL: Innovations in the Development, Application, and Teaching of Microscopy Methods in Biology

Imaging@MBL

For decades, MBL has been recognized for innovations in the development, application, and teaching of microscopy methods in biology. Most of the MBL courses have an imaging component, and some are dedicated entirely to presenting and teaching leading-edge methods in microscopy. During the summer, microscopy vendors bring equipment worth tens of millions of dollars to […]

MBL’s Jerry Melillo, Leader in Ecosystems Research and Climate Assessment, is Elected to National Academy of Sciences

MBL Distinguished Scientist Jerry M. Mellilo, chairman of the National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee. Credit: MBL, Woods Hole

Contact: Diana Kenney, Marine Biological Laboratory dkenney@mbl.edu; 508-289-7139 WOODS HOLE, Mass.—Jerry M. Melillo, Distinguished Scientist and Director Emeritus at the Ecosystems Center of the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), the Academy announced this week. Election to the Academy recognizes distinguished and continuing achievements in original research, […]

University of Chicago President Robert J. Zimmer Becomes Chairman of MBL Board of Trustees

New Internships Allow Eight UChicago Undergrads to Spend Summer at Marine Biological Laboratory

Eight students in the College will spend their summer there as research interns through the Metcalf program. - See more at: http://news.uchicago.edu/article/2014/04/15/new-internships-allow-eight-undergrads-spend-summer-marine-biological-lab#sthash.ATqygHNX.dpuf

By Dianna Douglas, University of Chicago   Eight students in the College will spend their summer as research interns at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Massachusetts, marking a new phase in the affiliation between the lab and the University of Chicago that will allow students to pursue significant scientific projects. “The student interns will make […]

Marine Mammal Strandings Topic of MBL School Vacation Event for Kids, April 22

Contact: Susan Joslin 508-289-7281; sjoslin@mbl.edu   Woods Hole, MA –The MBL Associates will help celebrate Earth Day with a free presentation for middle-school age students on Tuesday, April 22 at 11:00 AM. Kathy Zagzebski, President and Executive Director of the National Marine Life Center, will give a talk titled “Tending Turtles, Studying Seals, and Doctoring […]

MBL Falmouth Forum Concludes Season with Pulitzer Prize Winner Stephen Dunn, April 18

Stephen Dunn

Contact: Susan Joslin 508-289-7281; sjoslin@mbl.edu MBL, Woods Hole, MA—The MBL Falmouth Forum offers its final presentation of the season on Friday, April 18,, 2014 with a poetry reading by Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Dunn. The event will be held at 7:30 PM in the MBL’s Lillie Auditorium, 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole. Sponsored by the […]

MBL Offers Free Screening of New PBS Series YOUR INNER FISH, April 2

PBS Your Inner Fish

Contact: Gina Hebert, MBL 508-289-7725; ghebert@mbl.edu Melissa Mills, PBS 703-739-8134; mkmills@pbs.org MBL, WOODS HOLE, MA—Why does the human body look the way it does? Why do our hands have five fingers instead of six? Why do we walk on two legs instead of four?  Tangled Bank Studios and PBS invite the public to a free […]

Sensing Gravity with Acid: Scientists Discover a Role for Protons in Neurotransmission

The toadfish (Opsanus tau) is a model organism used by the Highstein lab to study hearing, balance and synaptic transmission. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Contact: Diana Kenney, Marine Biological Laboratory 508-289-7139; dkenney@mbl.edu WOODS HOLE, Mass.—While probing how organisms sense gravity and acceleration, scientists at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) and the University of Utah uncovered evidence that acid (proton concentration) plays a key role in communication between neurons. The surprising discovery is reported this week in Proceedings of the […]

Author of “Einstein’s Dream” Discusses New Book at MBL Falmouth Forum, April 4

Alan Lightman

  Contact: Susan Joslin 508-289-7281; sjoslin@mbl.edu MBL, WOODS HOLE, MA—The next presentation of this season’s MBL Falmouth Forum will be held on Friday, April 4 with a talk titled “The Accidental Universe,” presented by Alan Lightman, physicist, writer, social entrepreneur, and professor of humanities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The event will be held […]

UChicago and MBL Announce First Recipients of Lillie Awards for Collaborative Research

Erik M. Jorgensen and Clare Waterman are the first two recipients of the Frank R. Lillie Research Innovation Awards. The awards will provide funding for scientists to develop novel, collaborative projects based at the MBL that will lead to transformative biological discoveries.

Printable version (pdf) Contact: Gina Hebert 508-289-7725; ghebert@mbl.edu MBL, WOODS HOLE, MA—The University of Chicago and the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) today announced the first two recipients of the Frank R. Lillie Research Innovation Awards. The newly established grant program honors Lillie, the early 20th-century embryologist who served as the MBL’s second director and as […]