May 26, 2015

What a Winter! But We’ve Got This

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UChicago and MBL Announce Recipients of Lillie Awards for Collaborative Research

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MBL, WOODS HOLE, MA—The University of Chicago and the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) have announced the 2015 recipients of the Frank R. Lillie Research Innovation Awards. The grant program honors Frank R. Lillie, the early 20th-century embryologist who served as the MBL’s second director and as chair of UChicago’s Department of Zoology. Awards are open […]

MBL Announces Recipients of the 2015 Whitman Center Investigators at the MBL Research Awards

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WOODS HOLE, MA—The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) has announced the recipients of its 2015 Whitman Center Investigators at the MBL Research Awards. Each year, this program supports approximately 20 scientists from U.S. and international institutions who come to the MBL for six or more weeks in the summer to conduct independent research. Funds for the […]

@MBL: Bill Klimm Profiled in Nature as “Unsung Hero” of Science

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Sea Slug has Taken Genes from the Algae it Eats, Allowing it to Photosynthesize Like a Plant, Study Reports

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Contact: Diana Kenney, Marine Biological Laboratory 508-289-7139; dkenney@mbl.edu WOODS HOLE, Mass.—How a brilliant-green sea slug manages to live for months at a time “feeding” on sunlight, like a plant, is clarified in a recent study published in The Biological Bulletin. The authors present the first direct evidence that the emerald green sea slug’s chromosomes have […]

Whales’ Teeth, Sea Cucumbers, and Castaways Topic of Next MBL Falmouth Forum, February 27

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Contact: Gina Hebert 508-289-7725; ghebert@mbl.edu   WOODS HOLE, MA—Edward Melillo, Associate Professor of Global Environmental History at Amherst College, will present the next MBL Falmouth Forum, Friday, February 27 at 7:30 PM in the MBL’s Lillie Auditorium, 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole. Melillo’s lecture, titled “Out of the Blue: Nantucket and the Pacific World,” will […]

A Clean, Well-Lighted Place – With an MBL View

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MBL Falmouth Forum Features Piano in the 21st Century

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Contact: Susan Joslin 508-289-7281; sjoslin@mbl.edu WOODS HOLE, MA—Concert pianist Michael Mizrahi will perform and discuss The Piano in the 21st Century at the next MBL Falmouth Forum, Friday, February 6 at 7:30 PM in the MBL’s Lillie Auditorium, MBL Street in Woods Hole. Sponsored by the MBL Associates, and generously supported this season by Sandy […]

Poet Rosanna Warren to Present Reading at January 16 MBL Falmouth Forum

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 31, 2014 Contact: Susan Joslin 508-289-7281; sjoslin@mbl.edu WOODS HOLE, MA—Rosanna Warren will read poetry from her book, Ghost in a Red Hat, along with other works at the next MBL Falmouth Forum, Friday, January 16 at 7:30 PM in the MBL’s Lillie Auditorium, MBL Street in Woods Hole. A book signing […]

Happy New Year to All! And a Quick Look Back at 2014

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The MBL brimmed with news and activity in 2014, its always busy pace quickened by joint events and new programs with its affiliate, the University of Chicago. Below are just a few of many scientific, educational, and institutional highlights from an exciting year of discovery and transition. As we look forward to 2015, it’s important […]