Throughout its history, the MBL has been a place where the world’s top biologists can focus on their research, not distracted by departmental affairs, committee work, or other aspects of university life. The MBL provides both the resource support and the intellectual environment that enables many scientists to do their best work.
MBL principal investigators and and their staff conduct year-round research in areas such as cellular, developmental, and reproductive biology; molecular biology and evolution; neurobiology and sensory physiology; ecology and ecosystems studies; global infectious diseases; and marine biotechnology and aquaculture.
The MBL’s resident research program is currently organized into five major centers and programs:
The resident research program is sustained by major funding from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and other Federal agencies through the competitive peer review process. Additional funding is provided by foundations and gifts from individuals.