October 26, 2014

MBL Director Joan Ruderman Announces Decision Not to Seek Re-appointment

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WOODS HOLE, Mass.—Joan Ruderman, president and director of the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), announced May 19 that she will not seek reappointment once her current term at the University of Chicago-affiliated lab expires in October. She agreed to stay in her position at least through the fall during the search for a new director. Ruderman […]

Justine Allen Defends Ph.D. Thesis on Cephalopod Camouflage; Graduates from Brown-MBL Program

Justine Allen with her advisor, Dr. Roger Hanlon.

By Emily Skehill and Alison Maksym Justine J. Allen, a Brown-MBL graduate student in the Department of Neuroscience at Brown University and the MBL Program in Sensory Physiology and Behavior, successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation on March 24, 2014 at Brown University. Her advisor was MBL Senior Scientist Roger T. Hanlon, director of the Program […]

Xi Yang Graduates from Brown-MBL Graduate Program; Defends Thesis on Leaf Production and Climate Change

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By Emily Skehill and Alison Maksym Xi Yang successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation in the Brown-MBL Graduate Program in Biological and Environmental Sciences on April 28 at Brown University. Yang, a former geography and geosciences student from Beijing, began his Ph.D. in the Department of Geological Sciences at Brown in 2009. He was co-advised by Jack […]

MBL’s Jerry Melillo at White House to Release Third National Climate Assessment, May 6

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Contact: Diana Kenney, Marine Biological Laboratory dkenney@mbl.edu; 508-685-3525 (cell) WASHINGTON, D.C., and WOODS HOLE, Mass.— Jerry M. Melillo, Distinguished Scientist at the Ecosystems Center of the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) will join John Holdren, Assistant to the U.S. President for Science and Technology, and other administration officials, to release the Third National Climate Assessment at […]

Imaging @ MBL: Innovations in the Development, Application, and Teaching of Microscopy Methods in Biology

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For decades, MBL has been recognized for innovations in the development, application, and teaching of microscopy methods in biology. Most of the MBL courses have an imaging component, and some are dedicated entirely to presenting and teaching leading-edge methods in microscopy. During the summer, microscopy vendors bring equipment worth tens of millions of dollars to […]

MBL’s Jerry Melillo, Leader in Ecosystems Research and Climate Assessment, is Elected to National Academy of Sciences

MBL Distinguished Scientist Jerry M. Mellilo, chairman of the National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee. Credit: MBL, Woods Hole

Contact: Diana Kenney, Marine Biological Laboratory dkenney@mbl.edu; 508-289-7139 WOODS HOLE, Mass.—Jerry M. Melillo, Distinguished Scientist and Director Emeritus at the Ecosystems Center of the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), the Academy announced this week. Election to the Academy recognizes distinguished and continuing achievements in original research, […]

University of Chicago President Robert J. Zimmer Becomes Chairman of MBL Board of Trustees

New Internships Allow Eight UChicago Undergrads to Spend Summer at Marine Biological Laboratory

Eight students in the College will spend their summer there as research interns through the Metcalf program. - See more at: http://news.uchicago.edu/article/2014/04/15/new-internships-allow-eight-undergrads-spend-summer-marine-biological-lab#sthash.ATqygHNX.dpuf

By Dianna Douglas, University of Chicago   Eight students in the College will spend their summer as research interns at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Massachusetts, marking a new phase in the affiliation between the lab and the University of Chicago that will allow students to pursue significant scientific projects. “The student interns will make […]

Marine Mammal Strandings Topic of MBL School Vacation Event for Kids, April 22

Contact: Susan Joslin 508-289-7281; sjoslin@mbl.edu   Woods Hole, MA –The MBL Associates will help celebrate Earth Day with a free presentation for middle-school age students on Tuesday, April 22 at 11:00 AM. Kathy Zagzebski, President and Executive Director of the National Marine Life Center, will give a talk titled “Tending Turtles, Studying Seals, and Doctoring […]

MBL Falmouth Forum Concludes Season with Pulitzer Prize Winner Stephen Dunn, April 18

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Contact: Susan Joslin 508-289-7281; sjoslin@mbl.edu MBL, Woods Hole, MA—The MBL Falmouth Forum offers its final presentation of the season on Friday, April 18,, 2014 with a poetry reading by Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Dunn. The event will be held at 7:30 PM in the MBL’s Lillie Auditorium, 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole. Sponsored by the […]