November 28, 2015

What is a “Discovery Course?” HHMI Program Alumni Find Out

EXROP Students at MBL 2015 Steve ZottoliSM

By Diana Kenney After spending two days and evenings observing the MBL Physiology class in action, Juan Pablo Ruiz texted to his mother, “This is the way science should be — curiosity, freedom, and intensity.” Ruiz was visiting the MBL with 11 other alumni of the Exceptional Research Opportunities Program (EXROP), an initiative of the […]

Now Entering Another Dimension: Welcome to Arctic Field Science


Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Werner and science and nature writer Meera Subramanian recently spent eight light-filled days and nights with MBL ecologists at Toolik Field Station in Arctic Alaska. Werner, whose soaring video impression of the remote ecological field site is above, says the experience was like entering another time dimension (read more from Werner […]

From Octopus Development to Arctic Change: UChicago Graduate Students Pursue Research Questions at the MBL


By Kelsey Calhoun From octopus embryology to the proteins active in Arctic soil, University of Chicago graduate students are exploring a range of questions at the MBL this summer as recipients of a University of Chicago Graduate Student Research Award. Now in its second year, this program enables selected UChicago students to enroll in an […]

Erle Ellis to Discuss Ecology in a Human Biosphere at August 14 Friday Evening Lecture

Erle Ellis

Edward Rubin to Discuss “Genomic Dark Matter” at August 7 Friday Evening Lecture

Edward Rubin

Deep Horizons: Discovering Life Below the Seafloor

Martin Cohn to Discuss Development and Evolution of External Genitalia at July 24 Friday Evening Lecture


Forbes Lecture to Explore Sodium and Calcium Channels from Discovery to Current Understanding


Symposium to Honor NIH’s Tom Reese: Discoverer, Collaborator, and MBL Neurobiology Course Mentor


By Diana Kenney “What’s that?” a student in the MBL Neurobiology course asked Tom Reese of the National Institutes of Health last week, as they looked at a black-and-white image of brain structure with an electron microscope. “It’s a blood vessel,” Reese said, and then guided him to see the junctions between its specialized endothelial […]

MBL Celebration of Discovery to Focus on Research and Education Partnerships and Opportunities