MBL Scientists

Each year, a faculty of over 500 scientists can be found at the MBL – Resident Scientists based full-time in our Division of Research, MBL Fellows who come throughout the year to lead and participate in specific team-based MBL research projects, and Whitman Center Scientists who carry out their research at the MBL each year, especially in the summer months. They are joined by an honored group of former full-time faculty, including retired MBL Distinguished Scientists and others who contribute to the MBL’s rich intellectual climate on a reduced-time basis.

Resident Scientists

MBL Resident Scientists are those who are based full-time in Woods Hole and conduct funded research in areas of science that are relevant to the MBL’s mission of fundamental biological discovery. Areas of focus include comparative evolution and genomics; the biology of marine organisms and microbiomes; neuroscience, regeneration, and development; ecology, ecosystems and global climate change; models of human disease; and cell biology, imaging, and computation.
 
Research Area:

Genomics
Computation & Modeling
Regeneration & Development
Evolution
Cell Biology & Imaging
Models of Human Disease
Microbiomes
Marine Biology & Diversity
Ecology, Ecosystems & Global Change
Neuroscience

 

Last Name First Name Title Research Areas MBL Affiliation Office Location
Arkhipova Irina R. Associate Scientist
Bay Paul Center Lillie 337
Cardon Zoe G. Senior Scientist
Ecosystems Center Starr 325
Giblin Anne E. Senior Scientist
Ecosystems Center Starr 318
Gribble Kristin Assistant Scientist
Bay Paul Center Lillie 302
Hanlon Roger T. Senior Scientist
Bell Center Marine Resources Center 215
Horb Marko E. Senior Scientist
Bell Center Rowe 413
Mark Welch David Senior Scientist
Bay Paul Center Lillie 335
Mark Welch Jessica Associate Scientist
Bay Paul Center Lillie 304
Mathger Lydia Assistant Scientist
Bell Center Rowe 406
Melillo Jerry M. Distinguished Scientist
Ecosystems Center Starr 221
Morgan Jennifer R. Associate Scientist
Bell Center Rowe 411
Morrison Hilary Gonzalez Senior Scientist
Bay Paul Center Lillie 333
Nishi Rae Senior Scientist
Education Homestead 115
Oldenbourg Rudolf Senior Scientist
Bell Center Lillie 110
Rastetter Edward B. Senior Scientist
Ecosystems Center Starr 234
Roberson Loretta Associate Scientist
Marine Resources Center, Education MRC 316
Rosenthal Josh Senior Scientist
Bell Center, Marine Resources Center Rowe 412
Shaver Gaius R. Senior Scientist
Ecosystems Center Starr 321
Shribak Michael Associate Scientist
Bell Center Lillie 113/112
Sogin Mitchell L. Distinguished Scientist
Bay Paul Center Lillie 303
Tang Jianwu Associate Scientist
Ecosystems Center Starr 317
Tani Tomomi Associate Scientist
Bell Center Lillie 115A
Vallino Joseph J. Senior Scientist
Ecosystems Center Starr 330

Hibbitt Fellows

The Hibbitt Early Career Fellows Program provides talented scientists with the rare opportunity to set up research programs of their own as an alternative to traditional postdoctoral positions. The program is funded by a generous gift from Susan and David Hibbitt.

Research Area:

Genomics
Computation & Modeling
Regeneration & Development
Evolution
Cell Biology & Imaging
Models of Human Disease
Microbiomes
Marine Biology & Diversity
Ecology, Ecosystems & Global Change
Neuroscience
History/Philosophy of Science

 

Last Name First Name Title Research Areas
Hunter-Cevera Kristen Hibbitt Fellow
Ozpolat Duygu Hibbitt Fellow

MBL Fellows

MBL Fellows are investigators who have active primary appointments at other academic or research institutions and who maintain ongoing commitments to scholarship and collaborations at the MBL with colleagues and programs that are aligned with and contribute to MBL strengths, resources, and strategic vision in research and education.

Research Area:

Genomics
Computation & Modeling
Regeneration & Development
Evolution
Cell Biology & Imaging
Models of Human Disease
Microbiomes
Marine Biology & Diversity
Ecology, Ecosystems & Global Change
Neuroscience
History/Philosophy of Science

 

Last Name First Name Primary Institution Research Areas MBL Affiliation(s)
Amaral-Zettler Linda MBL Fellow
Bay Paul Center
Colón-Ramos Daniel Yale University School of Medicine
Whitman Center
Conte Maureen Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences
Ecosystems Center
Deegan Linda A. Woods Hole Research Center
Ecosystems Center
Eren A. Murat University of Chicago
Bay Paul Center
Gilbert Jack University of Chicago
Bay Paul Center
Gladfelter Amy University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Whitman Center
Hale Melina University of Chicago
Marine Resources Center, Bell Center
Howarth Robert Cornell University
Ecosystems Center
Huber Julie MBL Fellow
Bay Paul Center
La Rivière Patrick University of Chicago
Bell Center
Maienschein Jane Arizona State University
Bell Center
Neill Christopher Woods Hole Research Center
Ecosystems Center
Ragsdale Clifton University of Chicago
Bell Center, Marine Resources Center
Sánchez Alvarado Alejandro Stowers Institute, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Bell Center, Marine Resources Center
Shroff Hari National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Whitman Center Scientists (2017)

Since its founding in 1888, the Marine Biological Laboratory has served as a beacon for distinguished scientists from around the world, who come to the Laboratory to collaborate and conduct research. The Whitman Center is home for this vibrant research community of scientists.

The MBL hosts more than 100 Whitman Center Scientists each year. Many are here in the summer months, but researchers may also choose to work at the MBL during the traditional academic year when they will find a rich scientific atmosphere and enjoy the same informal setting, free from the distractions of the typical academic environment. More information on the Whitman Center can be found here.

Research Area:

Genomics
Computation & Modeling
Regeneration & Development
Evolution
Cell Biology & Imaging
Models of Human Disease
Microbiomes
Marine Biology & Diversity
Ecology, Ecosystems & Global Change
Neuroscience
History/Philosophy of Science

 

Last Name First Name Title Research Areas Primary Affiliation Lab Assignment
Alavian Kambiz Whitman Awardee
Imperial College London Rowe 220
Armstrong Peter Whitman Scientist
University of California Lillie 118
Ashcroft Frances Whitman Scientist
Rowe 201, 222, 223
Augustine George Whitman Scientist
Nanyang Technological University Rowe 221
Bennett Michael Whitman Scientist
Albert Einstein College of Medicine Lillie 118A
Bezanilla Magdalena Whitman Scientist
University of Massachusetts, Amherst Starr 337
Bock Davi Whitman Awardee
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Rowe 326
Bodznick David Whitman Scientist
Wesleyan University Rowe 207
Boothby Thomas Whitman Awardee
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Rowe 220
Brady Scott Whitman Scientist
Univ of Illinois at Chicago Rowe 108, 109
Burgess David Whitman Scientist
Boston College Lillie 223
Butler David Whitman Awardee
Regenerative Research Foundaton Rowe 410, 407, 408, 409, 418
Chang Fred Whitman Scientist
University of California, San Francisco Lillie 223
Chappell Richard Whitman Scientist
State University of New York at Buffalo Rowe 205
Colin Sean Whitman Scientist
Roger Williams University Rowe 301, 303
Costello Jack Whitman Scientist
Providence College Rowe 301, 303
Criswell Katharine Whitman Awardee
University of Cambridge Loeb 257A
Dawson Scott Whitman Awardee
University of California, Davis Lillie 104, 108
Evans Ben Whitman Awardee
University of California, Davis Rowe 423, 424, 425
Gadsby David Whitman Scientist
Rockefeller University Lillie 121
Gardel Margaret Whitman HHMI Lab
University of Chicago Rowe 319, 320, 321, 302
Gatlin Jesse Whitman Scientist
University of Wyoming Lillie 225, 226
Gillis Andrew Whitman Scientist
University of Cambridge Loeb 257A
Giraldez Antonio Whitman Awardee
Yale Universty Rowe 211, 212
Gladfelter Amy Whitman HHMI Lab
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Rowe 319, 320, 321, 302
Goldman Robert Whitman Scientist
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine Rowe 305, 306
Gonczy Pierre Whitman Awardee
EPFL Lillie 104, 108
Gorbsky Gary Whitman Awardee
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation Rowe 326
Grant Philip Whitman Scientist
National Institutes of Health Rowe 309
Gray Jessica Whitman Scientist
Harvard Medical School Rowe 210, 211, 212
Gribkoff Valentin Whitman Scientist
Yale University School of Medicine Rowe 213
Hammarlund Marc Whitman Awardee
Yale University Lillie 215
Hershko Avram Whitman Scientist
Technion Facullty of Medicine Rowe 311
Holmgren Miguel Whitman Scientist
NINDS/National Institutes of Health Rowe 308
Holt Liam Whitman HHMI Lab
New York University Rowe 319, 320, 321, 302
Hu Ke Whitman Awardee
Indiana University Lillie 341
Hyman Anthony Whitman HHMI Lab
MPI-CBG Rowe 319, 320, 321, 302
Jonas Elizabeth Whitman Scientist
Yale University Rowe 213
Kaczmarek Leonard Whitman Scientist
Yale University Rowe 213
Kaupp U. Benjamin Whitman Scientist
Research Center caesar Rowe 322
Khodakhah Kamran Whitman Scientist
Albert Einstein College of Medicine Rowe 215, 201, 222, 223
Khodjakov Alexey Whitman Scientist
Wadsworth Center Lillie 223
Kingsley David Whitman Scientist
Stanford University Marine Resources Center 306A
Koenig Kristen Whitman Awardee
Harvard University Lillie 114
Laissue Philippe Whitman Awardee
University of Essex Marine Resources Center 205
Lesoway Maryna Whitman Awardee
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Rowe 205
Llinas Rodolfo Whitman Scientist
NYU School of Medicine Rowe 208, 209
Maddox Paul Whitman Awardee
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Lillie 220
Maiato Helder Whitman Scientist
Lillie 223
Malamy Jocelyn Whitman Awardee
University of Chicago Rowe 219
Malchow Robert Whitman Scientist
University of Illinois at Chicago Rowe 205
Mayor Satyajit Whitman HHMI Lab
National Centre for Biological Sciences Rowe 319, 320, 321, 302
Mensinger Allen Whitman Scientist
University of Minnesota Duluth Marine Resources Center 306D
Minor Paul Whitman Awardee
Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University Rowe 210, 211, 212
Mitchison Timothy Whitman Scientist
Harvard Medical School Lillie 225, 226
Morfini Gerardo Whitman Scientist
University of Illinois at Chicago Rowe 108, 109
O’Connell Craig Whitman Scientist
O’Seas Conservation Foundation, Inc. Marine Resources Center 315
O’Connell Mary Whitman Awardee
CEITEC , Masaryk University Rowe 421, Marine Resources Center 218
Oakey John Whitman Awardee
University of Wyoming Lillie 225, 226
Pant Harish C. Whitman Scientist
NINDS/National Institutes of Health Rowe 309
Reese Tom Whitman Scientist
National Institutes of Health Loeb G08
Rhodes Heather Whitman Scientist
Denison University Rowe 201, 222, 223
Roll-Mecak Antonina Whitman Scientist
National Institutes of Health Rowe 307
Rome Lawrence Whitman Scientist
University of Pennsylvania Rowe 313
Rosen Michael Whitman HHMI Lab
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Rowe 319, 320, 321, 302
Ross William Whitman Scientist
New York Medical College Rowe 206
Sadler Edepli Kirsten Whitman Scientist
New York University Abu Dhabi Rowe 210
Sansam Christopher Whitman Awardee
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation Rowe 210
Shekhar Shashank Whitman Awardee
Brandeis University Rowe 301, 303
Sloboda Roger Whitman Scientist
Dartmouth College Lillie 121
Sugimori Mutsuyuki Whitman Scientist
NYU/Langone Medical Center Rowe 208, 209
Tamm Sidney Whitman Scientist
Rowe 113
Terasaki Mark Whitman Scientist
University of Connecticut Health Center Lillie 216, 217, Rowe 113
Tytell Eric Whitman Scientist
Tufts University Rowe 326, 303
Vale Ronald Whitman HHMI Lab
University of California, San Francisco Rowe 319, 320, 321, 302
Wagner Denisa Whitman Awardee
Boston Children’s Hospital Rowe 305, 306
Waterman Clare Whitman Scientist
NHLBI/National Institutes of Health Rowe 305, 306
Weissbourd Brandon Whitman Awardee
Caltech Rowe 219
Wilhelm Jim Whitman HHMI Lab
University of California, San Diego Rowe 319, 320, 321, 302
Yuste Rafael Whitman Awardee
Columbia University Marine Resources Center 306A-C
Zimmerberg Joshua Whitman Scientist
National Institutes of Health Rowe 310
Zottoli Steven Whitman Scientist
Williams College Rowe 213

Retired and Reduced Time Resident Scientists

At the time of retirement or otherwise ending employment at MBL as a Resident Scientist, some former scientists retain reduced time positions or titles that acknowledge ongoing affiliation with research programs at MBL. Some assume the title of Scholar to reflect this change in status. The title of Distinguished Scientist is conferred to honor exceptional accomplishments of recognized national and international significance at the MBL. This appointment, ratified by the MBL Board of Trustees, is honorific and is intended to be conferred for life.

Last Name First Name Title Affiliation
Hobbie John Distinguished Scientist Ecosystems Center
Inoue Shinya Distinguished Scientist Bell Center
Peterson Bruce Senior Scholar Ecosystems Center
Reznikoff William Senior Research Scholar Bay Paul Center
Shimomura Osamu Distinguished Scientist Bell Center
Steudler Paul Senior Research Scholar Ecosystems Center
Valiela Ivan Distinguished Scientist Ecosystems Center