Where is the lab a classroom to ask new questions, pioneer new approaches, and transform careers?
MBL from drone
Video file
SBD logo

SBD applications are now open!

The MBL’s Semester in Biological Discovery (SBD) is a 13-week program that provides an intensive, immersive research experience in discovery-driven biological sciences modeled on the MBL’s world-renown Advanced Research Training Courses.

We gather scientists and students from around the world to answer biology’s big questions.

Learn about our groundbreaking research Learn about our transformational courses
Remote video URL
See All Events and Courses
Cuttle fish
MBL by the numbers

We gather 1,200 scientists and students from around the world each year.

60 Nobel Prize winners have ties to the MBL.

MBL scientists have studied more than 200 different kinds of marine organisms.

The MBL hosts over 100 high school students every year.

Diversity & Inclusion at the MBL

Since 1888, the MBL has hosted thousands of researchers, students and faculty from all over the world. It is precisely this wealth in perspectives and experiences that makes our community unique. For this reason, the lab strives to maintain a welcoming environment where diverse perspectives and experiences are combined with an atmosphere of collaboration and training in efforts to advance scientific inquiry and discovery.

Learn more about our efforts Read our Land Acknowledgement Statement