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
Echeverri Karen Associate Scientist
Bell Center
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
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
Albertin Caroline Hibbitt Fellow
Hunter-Cevera Kristen Hibbitt Fellow
Özpolat 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 (2018)

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 Fellow
Imperial College London Rowe 221
Armstrong Peter Whitman Scientist
University of California L-118
Baskin Tobias Whitman Fellow
University of Massachusetts Amherst Lillie 110
Bennett Michael Whitman Scientist
Albert Einstein Coll.Med. L-118A
Brady Scott Whitman Scientist
Univ of Illinois at Chicago R-108,109
Brown C. Titus Whitman Fellow
University of California, Davis Bay Paul Center Office
Buxbaum Joseph Whitman Scientist
Mount Sinai R-220
Chang Fred Whitman Scientist
UCSF L-223
Christiaen Lionel Whitman Fellow
New York University MRC 306A
Colin Sean Whitman Scientist
Roger Williams University R-301, 303
Costello Jack Whitman Scientist
Providence College – MBL R-301, 303
Crawford Karen Whitman Fellow
St. Mary’s College of Maryland Lillie 316
Dawson Scott Whitman Fellow
UC Davis Lillie 104, 105
DeGiorgis Joseph Whitman Scientist
Providence College L-109
Dulac Catherine Whitman Scientist
Harvard University R-2201
Emery Patrick Whitman Fellow
UMass Medical School Rowe 319-321
Evans Ben Whitman Fellow
McMaster Rowe 423
Fritz-Laylin Lillian Whitman Fellow
University of Massachusetts Amherst Rowe 220
Fritzenwanker Jens Whitman Scientist
Georgetown University R-210, 211
Furlow David Whitman Fellow
University of California- Davis Rowe 423
Gadsby David Whitman Scientist
Rockefeller University L-121
Gibson Daniel Whitman Scientist
RETIRED 2012 from Worcester Polytechnic Institute L-118
Gillis Andrew Whitman Scientist
University of Cambridge LB 257A
Goldman Robert Whitman Scientist
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine R-305
Gomes Edgar Whitman Fellow
Instituto Medicina Molecular Rowe 326
Gomez-Skarmeta Jose Whitman Fellow
Rowe 420
Gonczy Pierre Whitman Fellow
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) Lillie 104, 105
Gonzalez Bellido Paloma Whitman Fellow
University of Cambridge MRC 215
Goshima Gohta Whitman Scientist
Nagoya University L-223
Gray Jessica Whitman Scientist
Harvard Medical School R-212
Green William Whitman Scientist
University of Chicago R- 219
Gribkoff Valentin Whitman Scientist
Yale University School of Medicine R-213
Gross Jeffrey Whitman Fellow
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Rowe 423
Hardwick J Marie Whitman Scientist
Johns Hopkins University R-213
Hershko Avram Whitman Scientist
Technion Facullty of Medicine R-311
Holmgren Miguel Whitman Scientist
NINDS/NIH Rowe 308
Holt Liam Whitman Fellow
New York University L-214
Jeffery William Whitman Scientist
University of Maryland R-207
Johnston Daniel Whitman Scientist
University of Texas at Austin R-206
Jonas Elizabeth Whitman Scientist
Yale University School of Medicine R-213
Jorgensen Erik Whitman Scientist
University of Utah L-215
Kaczmarek Leonard Whitman Scientist
Yale University School of Medicine R-213
Kaupp U. Benjamin Whitman Scientist
Research Center caesar L-114
Kee Hooi Lynn Whitman Fellow
Stetson University Microbial Diversity Course – LB 207
Khodakhah Kamran Whitman Scientist
Albert Einstein College of Medicine R-201
Laufer Hans Whitman Scientist
University of Connecticut L-118
Lesoway Maryna Whitman Fellow
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Rowe 205
Llinas Rodolfo Whitman Scientist
NYU School of Medicine R-208,209
Lowe Chris Whitman Scientist
Stanford University Rowe 210, 211, 212
Luxton G.W. Gant Whitman Fellow
University of Minnesota Rowe 210
Maddox Paul Whitman Fellow
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Lillie 220
Malamy Jocelyn Whitman Scientist
University of Chicago R-219
Malchow Robert Whitman Scientist
University of Illinois at Chicago R-205
Martinez-Acosta Veronica Whitman Scientist
Univ. of the Incarnate Word MRC-306D
Matlin Karl Whitman Scientist
University of Chicago Library Office -Stack 404
Mensinger Allen Whitman Scientist
University of Minnesota Duluth MRC-306D
Morfini Gerardo Whitman Scientist
University of Illinois at Chicago R-108,109
Nakamura Tetsuya Whitman Fellow
Rutgers University Rowe 420
Pant Harish C. Whitman Scientist
NIH/NINDS, Building 49 Room 2A-28 R-309
Pauli Andrea Whitman Fellow
Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP) Rowe 221
Range Ryan Whitman Scientist
Mississippi State University Rowe 207
Reese Tom Whitman Scientist
NIH LB G08
Rhodes Heather Whitman Scientist
Denison University R-201
Roll-Mecak Antonina Whitman Scientist
National Institutes of Health R-307
Ross William Whitman Scientist
new york medical college R-206
Sansam Christopher Whitman Fellow
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation MRC 306B
Sheung Janet Whitman Fellow
Vassar College Physiology Course – Loeb 360, 357, 353
Shubin Neil Whitman Scientist
UChicago R-420, 421, 422
Sleight Victoria Whitman Fellow
University of Cambridge Loeb 257A
Sloboda Roger Whitman Scientist
Dartmouth College L-121
Tamm Sid Whitman Scientist
R-113
Terasaki Mark Whitman Scientist
University of Connecticut Health Center L-216, 217
Tytell Eric Whitman Scientist
Tufts University R301,303
Wagner Denisa Whitman Fellow
Boston Children’s Hospital Rowe 306
Watanabe Shigeki Whitman Fellow
Johns Hopkins University Lillie 215
Waterman Clare Whitman Scientist
NIH/NHLBI R-305, 306
Yuste Rafael Whitman Fellow
Columbia University Rowe 210, 211
Zimmerberg Joshua Whitman Scientist
NIH R-310
Zottoli Steven Whitman Scientist
Williams College R-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