Launching the UChicago Autumn Quarter at MBL – Pandemic Style

If you’ve ever stayed in the MBL’s Swope Center, you may not recognize the accommodations that greeted 12 University of Chicago students who arrived last month for the first-ever “Autumn Quarter at MBL.” Each undergraduate’s home for eight weeks is a relatively luxurious, social-distancing spread: a double room with a single bed and a desk […]

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MBL Launches Digital Learning Initiative with “MBL SciShoots”

The coronavirus pandemic has everyone adapting and the Marine Biological Laboratory is no exception. With students unable to come to the campus to learn, MBL leadership has launched a new initiative to bring science to the students—virtually. Watch the video below to learn all about our new educational series—MBL SciShoots—from MBL Director Nipam Patel. Be […]

High School Students Discover Science in the Nipam Patel Lab

By Sophia Kelly Patel Lab, Marine Biological Laboratory This month, we were fortunate to take a break from our day-to-day lab work to host a group of 25 high-school students from the Glenbard East High School in Lombard, Illinois, and the Hockaday School in Dallas, Texas. The course was part of the MBL’s new High […]

In New MBL Course, High-School Students Envision a Future in Science

By Stephanie McPherson Igniting the flame of scientific curiosity is one of the Marine Biological Laboratory’s greatest strengths, honed over a century of immersing students in its research discovery courses. In partnership with the University of Chicago’s College of Admissions, MBL is extending its educational and inspirational excellence into the high-school realm. The new MBL […]

Applications Accepted for 2019 Advanced Research Training Courses

Each year, MBL courses attract a diverse population of over 500 graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from more than 300 institutions and over 30 countries. Students are empowered to pursue science at the very highest levels and work directly with outstanding faculty from around the world, day after day, pursuing novel experiments that test new […]

MBL September Courses Launch UChicago Students into Research

By Stephanie McPherson For the second year running, a diverse group of University of Chicago undergraduates enjoyed three weeks of intensive study at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) while enrolled in the university’s MBL September Courses. These students experience full immersion in the research world of a field of science. With small lab teams and […]

Querying the Brain with State-of-the-Art Technology: The MBL Neurobiology Course

By Sarah Lawhun Every summer at the Marine Biological Laboratory, the seaside campus is teeming with scientists from around the world, including more than 540 pre- and post-doctoral trainees from about 40 different countries. It’s like an exuberant, intensely exploratory United Nations of Science. Since the MBL’s founding, it has fostered both breakthroughs in the […]

University of Chicago Pilots Undergraduate “September Courses” at MBL

“It’s intense—and enjoyable,” University of Chicago undergraduate Savy Johnson says of the new course that has landed her on the MBL’s Woods Hole campus for three weeks this September. Johnson is taking “Observing Proteins in Action: How to Design and Build Your Own Instruments,” one of three new courses at MBL offered to UChicago undergraduates […]