April 23, 2014

@MBL: Spring Forward


2013 MBL Employee Picnic

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The annual Employee Picnic, sponsored by the MBL Activities Committee and Sodexo, took place this week under sunny skies. A slideshow of some snapshots is here:

Cassandra Bilogan is First Brown-MBL PhD Awardee in the MBL’s Bell Center for Regenerative Biology and Tissue Engineering

The African clawed frog, Xenopus laevis. Photo courtesy of Encyclopedia of Life (www.eol.org).

Brown-MBL student Cassandra Bilogan successfully defended her PhD dissertation last August at Brown University. She conducted her doctoral research in the lab of MBL Associate Scientist Marko Horb, making her the first Brown-MBL student to complete her degree in the Eugene Bell Center for Regenerative Biology and Tissue Engineering. Bilogan was enrolled in the Department […]

Pressing Environmental Questions to be Explored at MBL Fall Seminar Series


Contact: Gina Hebert 508-289-7725, ghebert@mbl.edu WOODS HOLE, MA—A lecture exploring the potentially enormous health dividends that could be realized from lowering greenhouse gas emissions will kick off the 2013 MBL (Marine Biological Laboratory) Distinguished Scientist Seminar Series. Jonathon Patz, M.D., professor and director of the Global Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin in Madison […]

MBL and Children’s School of Science: Celebrating Together


Senator Elizabeth Warren Visits the MBL

MBL President and Director Joan Ruderman, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, and Dr. Matt Kaeberlein of University of Washington, co-director of the Molecular Biology of Aging course. Credit: Beth Armstrong

Printable version (pdf) U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) toured the MBL on August 2, accompanied by MBL President and Director Joan Ruderman, University of Chicago President Robert J. Zimmer, Argonne National Laboratory Director Eric Isaacs, and other members of the institutions’ leadership teams. The MBL’s recent affiliation with the University of Chicago, Senator Warren said, […]

“Flukes” is Dedicated in Waterfront Park


Artist and philanthropist Gordon Gund helped to dedicate his already-popular gift to the MBL, his bronze sculpture “Flukes,” at an August 1 ceremony in Waterfront Park, Woods Hole. Since its installation in May, “Flukes” has drawn the admiration of many young visitors to the park who enjoy touching its massive curves (but are asked not […]

MBL To Present Free Family Science Day, July 17


Contact: Gina Hebert 508-289-7652; ghebert@mbl.edu MBL, WOODS HOLE, MA—The public is invited to join the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) for Discovery Day, a free family science fair and anniversary party on Wednesday, July 17 from 3:00 to 5:30 PM, MBL Street in Woods Hole.  The event, held on the anniversary of the laboratory’s dedication in […]

University of Chicago and Marine Biological Laboratory Agree to Form Affiliation

MBL / University of Chicago Affiliation

Printable version (pdf) Frequently Asked Questions For Immediate Release: June 12, 2013 University of Chicago Contact: Jeremy Manier, 773-702-8187, jmanier@uchicago.edu MBL Contact: Andrea Early, 508-289-7652, aearly@mbl.edu Initiative will build new collaborative programs and reinforce existing work at world-renowned biology institution The University of Chicago and the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Mass. have agreed […]

“Neuron” Article Highlights Grass Program’s Success in Developing Young Investigators at MBL

Jessica Fox, a 2013 Grass Fellow at MBL from Case Western Reserve University, is recording the responses from visual neurons in the fruit fly brain. Photo by Tom Kleindinst.

Printable version (pdf) Pereda, A, Schweizer, F. and Zottoli, S. (2013) On the training of future neuroscientists: Insights from the Grass Laboratory. Neuron 79: 12-15.   By Aviva Hope Rutkin The Grass Fellowship Program at the MBL successfully develops young neuroscientists into independent investigators, according to a recent “Neuroview” article in the journal Neuron. Grass […]