LabNotes, Spring 2014

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Next UChicago-MBL Retreat Set for May, in Woods Hole

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

First MBL-UChicago Retreat Explores New Ideas for Joint Research and Programs

Exhibit Examines Whitman’s Legacy at the University of Chicago and Beyond


April 4
Falmouth Forum Lecture Series – Alan Lightman, “The Accidental Universe”

April 18
Falmouth Forum Lecture Series – Stephen Dunn, Pulitzer-prize winning poet – A Poetry Reading

July 10
Whitman Society Reception

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Scientists Get Ship Backed by Google Executive


What Jellyfish-Inspired Robots Might Look Like
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The 20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2014 (see #5)

“The Hole” is Up There

Revealing Secret World Of The Plastisphere

Eight University of Chicago undergraduates spent two days at the MBL in March as part of the University’s Careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Program. Their robust schedule included meetings with MBL deputy director of research and programs Jonathan Gitlin and associate director of education Joel Smith, and tours of the Marine Resources Tank Room, EOL, and National Xenopus Resource.  The students also participated in a microscopy demonstration by Cellular Dynamics Program scientists and a lectures by MBL scientists Roger Hanlon and Stephanie Forgerson. They ended their visit with a tour of the National Marine Fisheries Science Aquarium.

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

Quest for Jellyfish Robot Leads to Discovery of Common Bending Rules for Wings, Fins, and other Natural Propulsors

Harvard-MBL Bioengineering Collaboration Uncovers New Reflective Mechanism in Cuttlefish Skin

Different Sponge Species Have Highly Specific and Stable Microbiomes, MBL Scientists Report
MBL Scientists to Study Coastal Waterbird Habitats through Funding for President Obama’s Climate Action Plan

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Twenty Scientists Receive 2014 MBL Research Awards

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