MBL LabNotes, March 2013

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April 5
“Inside the Head of a Novelist”
Julia Glass, winner of the National Book Award for Fiction

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July 7
MBL Anniversary Concert featuring “Curtis on Tour”

July 17
MBL Discovery Day: A Celebration of the MBL’s 125th Anniversary

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MBL in the News

cuttlefishCuttlefish, Squid May Yield Secrets of Camouflage
Senior scientist Roger Hanlon is collaborating with bioengineers to develop a material that mimics camouflage mechanisms in nature.

Everything, It Appears, Is Not Everywhere

Warmer Soils Release Additional CO2 Into Atmosphere; Effect Stabilizes Over Longer Term

MBL Catalyst Magazine

How do we see, hear, taste, smell, and feel, and how do our senses direct our behavior? Scientists in the MBL’s new Program in Sensory Physiology and Behavior are finding out. More >>>

living cell fluorescent image

MBL Senior Scientist Rudolf Oldenbourg and several other scientists affiliated with the MBL recently discussed the leading edge of microscopy collaboration at the AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston. Above, a fluorescence image of a living cell expressing septin molecules linked to green fluorescent protein (GFP). The image was recorded with the Fluorescence LC-PolScope. More >>>

MBL Science

MBL Senior Scholar Bruce Peterson Wins A.C. Redfield Award for Career Achievements in Aquatic Science

The award honors the career achievements of an aquatic scientist whose work is recognized for its importance and long-term influence.

• MBL Scientists Find Genes Linked to Human Neurological Disorders in Sea Lamprey Genome

Discovery will accelerate research on Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and spinal cord injury.

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MBL Update

Jonathan Gitlin, MBL senior scientist, has been named director of the Bell Center for Regenerative Biology and Tissue Engineering.

Chris Neill, MBL senior scientist and the Phyllis and Charles M. Rosenthal Director of the Brown-MBL Partnership, has been named Director of the MBL Ecosystems Center.

• The MBL is hosting more than a dozen conferences this spring including a Xenopus workshop and meetings of the Plum Island LTER group, the Harvard Public Health group, the Boston Ithaca Islet Club, the Joint Atlantic Seminar in History of Biology, the Eastern Regional Photosynthesis group, the American Polar Society, the New England Society of Developmental Biology, the Kinetoplastid Molecular Cell Biology group, the Woods Hole Immunoparasitology group, the Rock Island Co., and the New England Society for Microscopy.

• In May, MBL courses begin with the arrival of the Analytical Quantitative Light Microscopy (AQLM) course, the History of Biology Seminar, and the Logan Science Journalism Program. There are more than 600 students enrolled in the MBL’s summer courses this year.

• The Chief Academic and Scientific Officer’s (CASO) office is in the process of awarding 33 scientists with fellowships that will enable them to conduct research at the MBL this summer.

• The MBL turns 125 this summer! We have celebratory events planned, including MBL Discovery Day, on July 17, the anniversary of our founding. A complete event schedule is forthcoming.