November 27, 2015

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund Provides $1 Million Endowment for MBL Education Program

MBL President and Director, Huntington Willard (left) and BWF President Dr. John E. Burris

WOODS HOLE, MA—The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) has received $1 million in endowment support from the The Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) to fund students in the MBL’s advanced education program. Proceeds from this endowment gift will support students in the MBL courses traditionally sponsored by the Fund including Physiology, Biology of Parasitism, Frontiers in Reproduction, […]

MBL Ecosystems Center to Celebrate 40th Anniversary


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Diana Kenney, Marine Biological Laboratory 508-289-7139;   MBL Ecosystems Center to Celebrate 40th Anniversary Keynote Speech by John P. Holdren, Assistant to President Obama for Science and Technology,  Will Kick off June 5-6 Event Woods Hole, Mass. — The Ecosystems Center at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) will commemorate the […]

MBL Awards Fellowships to Science and Health Journalists to “Get Their Hands-On Research”

2009 Biomedical Fellow Juliana Tiroboschi  on the MBL's specimen collecting vessel, the R/V Gemma.

Contact: Diana Kenney 508-289-7139; WOODS HOLE, Mass. – Fifteen science journalists have been awarded Logan Science Journalism Fellowships from the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), an international center for biological, biomedical, and environmental research and training and an affiliate of the University of Chicago. Now in its 29th year, the Logan Science Journalism Program (SJP) […]

Can Photosynthesis be Measured Over Large Areas? MBL, Brown University Scientists Find a Way

Cameras and sensors installed in a tower at Harvard Forest in central Massachusetts continuously collect environmental data, including of photosynthetically active radiation. Credit: Jim Tang

Contact: Diana Kenney, Marine Biological Laboratory; 508-389-7139 WOODS HOLE, Mass., and PROVIDENCE, R.I.—By mounting cameras and spectral sensors over a forest canopy in central Massachusetts, scientists have developed an innovative system to measure plant photosynthesis over large areas, such as acres of crops or trees, using information on solar-induced fluorescence in the leaves. The […]

MBL To Offer Free Earth Day Screening of Penguin Documentary, April 22

Penguin Counters Movie

Contact: Susan Joslin 508-289-7281;   MBL, WOODS HOLE, MA—“Why would anyone count penguins for a living?” Filmmakers Harriet Gordon and Peter Getzels set out to discover the answer to this question when they filmed “The Penguin Counters.” Families are invited to view this new documentary which will be screened at 10:00 AM on Earth […]

UChicago Metcalf Students to Conduct Summer Research at MBL

During the summer of 2015, twelve undergraduates from the University of Chicago will gain substantive, project-based professional research experience at the Marine Biological Laboratory through the MBL/Jeff Metcalf Summer for Undergraduate Research Fellows program (SURF). The goal of the SURF Program is to introduce students to scientific research under the guidance and direction of MBL’s […]

Squid Enrich Their DNA “Blueprint” Through Prolific RNA Editing

The squid is a prolific "editor" of genetic information. Credit: Elaine Bearer

Contact: Diana Kenney, Marine Biological Laboratory; 508-289-7139 One of the surprising discoveries to emerge from the young field of comparative genomics is that drastically different organisms—humans, sea urchins, worms, flies —are endowed with a more or less common set of genes. Given a similar DNA blueprint, then, how do species develop such vast differences […]

MBL’s Semester in Environmental Science Open to UChicago Students


Sewage Provides Insight into Human Microbiome


For Immediate Release: February 26, 2015 Contact: Gina Hebert, MBL 508-289-7725; Sandra McLellan, UWM School of Freshwater Sciences 414-382-1747; WOODS HOLE, MA—A new study demonstrates that sewage is an effective means to sample the fecal bacteria from millions of people.   Researchers say the information gleaned from the work provides a unique opportunity to […]

Economic Costs of Climate Change Discussed at MBL Falmouth Forum Season Finale

Benjamin Jones

Contact: Susan Joslin (508) 289-7281; sjoslin@mbl.eduWOODS HOLE, MA—Professor Benjamin Jones will discuss climate change and economics at the final MBL Falmouth Forum of the season on Friday, March 13 at 7:30 PM in the MBL’s Lillie Auditorium, 7 MBL Street in Woods Hole. Sponsored by the MBL Associates, and generously supported this season by Sandy […]