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
Amaral Zettler Linda A. Associate Scientist
Bay Paul Center Lillie 302
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
Gitlin Jonathan D. Senior Scientist
Bell Center Rowe 412
Gribble Kristin Assistant Scientist
Bay Paul Center Lillie 302
Hanlon Roger T. Senior Scientist
Bell Center Marine Resources Center 215
Horb Marko E. Associate Scientist
Bell Center Rowe 413
Huber Julie Associate Scientist
Bay Paul Center Lillie 307
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
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

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)
Colón-Ramos Daniel Yale University School of Medicine
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
Hale Melina University of Chicago
Marine Resources Center, Bell 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 (2016)

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
Acosta Veronica Whitman Scientist
University of the Incarnate Word Lillie 216
Alford Simon Whitman Awardee
University of Illinois at Chicago Rowe 407
Antic Srdjan Whitman Awardee
University of Connecticut Health Center Rowe 206
Armstrong Peter Whitman Scientist
University of California Davis Lillie 118
Augustine George Whitman Scientist
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Rowe 221
Baker Robert Whitman Scientist
New York University Langone Medical Center Rowe 211
Bearer Elaine Whitman Scientist   University of New Mexico Lillie 114
Belfort Marlene Whitman Scientist
University at Albany  
Bennett Michael Whitman Scientist
Albert Einstein College of Medicine Lillie 118A
Bezanilla Magdalena Whitman Scientist
University of Massachusetts Amherst Starr 325
Boelman Natalie Whitman Scientist   Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory  
Borisy Gary Whitman Scientist   Forsyth Institute  
Brady Scott Whitman Scientist
Univ of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine Rowe 108
Burgess David Whitman Scientist
Boston College Lillie 223
Campbell Robert Whitman Scientist Serono Research Institute  
Cavanaugh Colleen Whitman Scientist
Harvard University  
Chang Fred Whitman Scientist
University of California San Francisco Lillie 223
Chiao Chuan-Chin Whitman Scientist
National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan  
Cline Gary Whitman Scientist
Yale University School of Medicine  
Cohen Lawrence Whitman Scientist
Yale University Lillie 118B
Colin Sean Whitman Scientist
Roger Williams University Rowe 301
Costello John Whitman Scientist
Providence College Rowe 301
Dawson Scott Whitman Awardee
University of California Davis Lillie 313
DeGiorgis Joseph Whitman Scientist
Providence College Lillie 114
Dubach John Whitman Awardee
Harvard Medical School Lillie 115
Edepli Kirsten Whitman Awardee
New York University Abu Dhabi Rowe 420
Eren A. Murat Whitman Scientist
The University of Chicago  
Furie Bruce Whitman Scientist   Harvard Medical School  
Furie Barbara Whitman Scientist   Harvard Medical School  
Gadsby David Whitman Scientist
The Rockefeller University Lillie 121
Gatlin Jesse Whitman Scientist
University of Wyoming Lillie 225
Gemmell Brad Whitman Scientist
University of South Florida  
Gibson Daniel Whitman Scientist
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Retired 2012) Lillie 118
Gillis Andrew Whitman Scientist
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom Loeb G257A
Giraldez Antonio Whitman Awardee
Yale University School of Medicine Rowe 205
Gladfelter Amy Whitman HHMI Lab
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Rowe 319
Goldman Robert Whitman Scientist
Northwestern University Rowe 305
Gomez Maria Whitman Scientist   University of Colombia, Colombia  
Gonzalez Bellido Paloma Whitman Scientist   University of Cambridge, United Kingdom  
Grainger Robert Whitman Scientist   University of Virginia  
Grant Philip Whitman Scientist
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Rowe 326
Gray Joshua Whitman Scientist   U.S. Coast Guard Academy  
Gray Jessica Whitman Awardee
Harvard Medical School Rowe 310
Green William Whitman Scientist
The University of Chicago Rowe 407
Green Stephen Whitman Awardee
California Institute of Technology Rowe 308
Gribkoff Valentin Whitman Scientist
Yale University School of Medicine Rowe 213
Haselkorn Robert Whitman Scientist
The University of Chicago  
Hershko Avram Whitman Scientist
Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel Rowe 311
Holmgren Miguel Whitman Scientist   National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Rowe 306
Holt Liam Whitman HHMI Lab
New York University Rowe 319
Holz George Whitman Scientist   State University of New York Upstate  
Howarth Robert Whitman Scientist
Cornell University  
Hu Ke Whitman Awardee
Indiana University Rowe 207
Huse Susan Whitman Scientist   Brown University  
Hyman Anthony Whitman HHMI Lab
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Germany Rowe 319
Jeffery William Whitman Scientist
University of Maryland at College Park  
Johnson David Whitman Scientist   Virginia Institute of Marine Science  
Jonas Elizabeth Whitman Scientist
Yale University Rowe 213
Jorgensen Erik Lillie Awardee
University of Utah Lillie 215
Kaczmarek Leonard Whitman Scientist   Yale University Rowe 213
Kaneko Gen Whitman Scientist
The University of Tokyo, Japan Lillie 319
Kaupp U. Benjamin Whitman Scientist
Center of Advanced European Studies And Research, Germany Rowe 312
Kelley Darcy Whitman Awardee
Columbia University Rowe 423
Khodakhah Kamran Whitman Scientist
Albert Einstein College of Medicine Rowe 201
Khodjakov Alexey Whitman Scientist
New York State Department of Health Lillie 223
Kimura Akatsuki Whitman Awardee
National Institute of Genetics, Japan Lillie 104
Kittelberger James Whitman Scientist
Gettysburg College Rowe 201
Laubichler Manfred Whitman Scientist
Arizona State University  
Laufer Hans Whitman Scientist
University of Connecticut Lillie 118
Laurent Gilles Whitman Scientist
Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Germany Rowe 212
Leslie Heather Whitman Scientist   Brown University  
Llinas Rodolfo Whitman Scientist   New York Unviersity Langone Medical Center Rowe 208
Lowe Christopher Whitman Scientist   Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University Rowe 322
Maignien Lois Whitman Scientist
University of Western Brittany, France  
Malamy Jocelyn Whitman Awardee
The University of Chicago Rowe 220
Malchow Robert Whitman Scientist
University of Illinois at Chicago MRC 306
Mayor Satyajit Whitman HHMI Lab   National Centre for Biological Science, India Rowe 319
Mensinger Allen Whitman Scientist
University of Minnesota Duluth MRC 306
Meselson Matthew Whitman Scientist
Harvard University  
Miller Andrew Whitman Scientist
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong Rowe 423
Miller Mark Whitman Scientist   University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus Rowe 219
Minor Paul Whitman Awardee
Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University Rowe 326
Mitchell Brian Whitman Awardee
Northwestern University Rowe 423
Mitchison Timothy Whitman Scientist   Harvard Medical School Lillie 225
Morfini Gerardo Whitman Scientist
University of Illinois at Chicago Rowe 108
Nasi Enrico Whitman Scientist   University of Colombia, Colombia  
Nelson James Whitman Scientist   University of Louisana  
Oakey John Whitman Awardee
University of Wyoming Lillie 225
Pant Harish Whitman Scientist
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Rowe 326
Perozo Eduardo Whitman Scientist
The University of Chicago Rowe 306
Pethig Ronald Whitman Scientist
The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom  
Petry Sabine Whitman Scientist   Princeton University Rowe 308
Post Anton Whitman Scientist   University of Rhode Island  
Prendergast Robert Whitman Scientist   Johns Hopkins University  
Rabbitt Richard Whitman Scientist
University of Utah   
Rand David Whitman Scientist
Brown University  
Reber Simone Whitman Scientist
Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany Rowe 308
Reese Thomas Whitman Scientist
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Loeb G8
Roll-Mecak Antonina Whitman Scientist   National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Rowe 326
Rome Lawrence Whitman Scientist   University of Pennsylvania Rowe 313
Rosa-Molinar Eduardo Whitman Scientist
The University of Kansas  
Rosen Michael Whitman HHMI Lab
UT Southwestern Medical Center Rowe 319
Ross William Whitman Scientist
New York Medical College Rowe 206
Salmon Edward Whitman Scientist
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  
Serres Margrethe Whitman Scientist
Cape Cod Community College  
Simmons Sheri Whitman Scientist Monsanto Company  
Sloboda Roger Whitman Scientist
Dartmouth College Lillie 121
Sluder Greenfield Whitman Scientist
University of Massachusetts Medical School Lillie 223
Smith Peter J.S. Whitman Scientist
University of Southampton, United Kingdom Lillie 110
Smolowitz Roxanna Whitman Scientist
Roger Williams University  
Springer Timothy Whitman Scientist
Harvard Medical School Rowe 305
Surrey Thomas Whitman Awardee
The Francis Crick Institute Rowe 310
Tamm Sidney Whitman Scientist      
Terasaki Mark Whitman Scientist
University of Connecticut Health Center Lillie 216
Vale Ron Whitman HHMI Lab
University of California San Francisco Rowe 319
Wardill Trevor Whitman Scientist
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom  
Waterman Clare Lillie Awardee
National Heart Lung and Blood Institute Rowe 305
Weissbourd Brandon Whitman Awardee
California Institute of Technology Rowe 205
Wessel Gary Whitman Scientist
Brown University  
Wiechmann Allan Whitman Awardee
University of Oklahoma College of Medicine Rowe 220
Wilhelm Jim Whitman HHMI Lab   University of California San Diego Rowe 319
Zakon Harold Whitman Scientist   University of Texas Austin  
Zimmerberg Joshua Whitman Scientist   National Institutes of Health Rowe 309
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
Shaver Gaius R. Senior Scientist Ecosystems Center
Shimomura Osamu Distinguished Scientist Bell Center
Steudler Paul Senior Research Scholar Ecosystems Center
Valiela Ivan Distinguished Scientist Ecosystems Center