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 ideas and foster a globe-spanning network of collaboration.

  • For pre- and postdoctoral trainees
  • 20+ courses across the biomedical sciences
  • Hands-on interdisciplinary training
  • Need blind admission; financial assistance available.
  • Career-advancing networking opportunities

MBL courses welcome all people, regardless of gender, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, religion, or country of origin. We are committed to developing a diverse scientific and academic workforce.

2021 Course Schedule

This schedule was developed in close consultation with course directors and reflects the MBL’s goal of resuming as many academic and research activities as possible while adhering to public health guidance around social distancing and other measures designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

While all expectations are that the current pandemic situation will be improved by spring/summer 2021, it is important to remember that this is a fluid situation and that flexibility to adjust as needed based on external conditions and trends in the pandemic will be necessary.

Planning for quarantine dormitory space, COVID-19 testing and monitoring, and childcare, along with a host of other operational details, is currently underway. This page will be updated regularly as operational plans and guidance are developed.

MBL courses derive major support from grants awarded by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the National Institutes of Health, The Grass Foundation, the Simons Foundation, Promega, and the National Science Foundation.