MBL Virtual Programs (MVP)
These events are part of the MVP (MBL Virtual Programs) webinar series. This virtual series ran from July 6-17, 2020 and included offerings from many of our summer programs including the advanced research training courses and the Logan Science Journalism program. We are very excited to reconnect with our friends and colleagues, learn from distinguished speakers, and engage in lively scientific discussion. Webinars were recorded and are available for viewing via the links below.
Embryology Course Directors David Sherwood and Carole LaBonne host speaker Dr. Mansi Srivastava of Harvard University for a talk entitled, "Into the Unknown: Probing regeneration and development in a new research organism".
Join FIR Course Director Rafael Fissore and guest speaker, Dr. Paolo Rinaudo (UCSF).
Join Clare Waterman (NIH), Amy Shaub Maddox (UNC), and Amy Gladfelter (UNC) for the first session of the Tuesday Cytoskeleton series.
Join Zebrafish Course Directors Sharon Amacher and Deborah Yelon along with their guests, Andrea Pauli (IMP Vienna) and Jan Huisken (Morgridge Institute).
Join Neural Systems & Behavior Course Directors Stephanie White, Robert Froemke, and Alberto Pereda along with guest Dr. Michael Brecht (BCCN Berlin), for his talk “Positive emotions, tickling and play.”
Please join STAMPS Course Directors Tracy Teal and Mihai Pop.
Join Frontiers in Stem Cells and Regeneration Course Directors Jennifer Morgan and Ina Dobrinski along with guest speaker Dr. Labib Rouhana (Wright State University).
Join Physiology Course Directors Dan Fletcher and Nicole King along with guest speaker, Dr. Amy Gladfelter (UNC)
Join Course Directors Diana Bautista, Ellen Lumpkin and Marc Hammarlund along with guest speaker, Dr. Theanne Griffith (Rutgers).
Join SPINES Course Directors Gina Poe and Gerald Downes who will welcome Dr. Julio Ramirez (Davidson College) for the Martinez-Townsel Endowed Lecture.
Join MCN Course Directors Stephen Baccus and Xiao-Jing Wang for Dr. Wang's talk entitled, "Neural circuit models of decision-making and its impairments."
Join BOP Course Directors Barbara Burleigh, Freddy Frischknecht and Flaminia Catterucia for Dr. Frischknecht's talk, "Plasmodium: unique biology of an amazing protozoan".
Please join Microbial Diversity Course Directors George O’Toole and Rachel Whitaker for their presentation, “Bringing Microbial Diversity into View.”
Join Optical Microscopy Course Directors Alison North and Joerg Bewersdorf for the talk “Recent developments in super-resolution microscopy to interrogate single molecules in their sub-cellular context”.
Join Clare Waterman (NIH), Amy Gladfelter (UNC) and Amy Shaub Maddox (UNC) for the second session of the Tuesday Cytoskeleton series.
Join AQLM Course Directors Wendy Salmon, Peter Kner, and Paul Maddox with guest speaker Justin Taraska (NIH/NHLBI) for a talk, “Imaging the nanoscale structure of the plasma membrane with light and electron microscopy”.
Join GERN Course Directors Isabelle Peter and Scott Barolo along with guest speaker, Dr. James Briscoe (Francis Crick Institute).
Join MOMY Course Directors Robert Cramer and David Andes along with guest speaker, Dr. Aaron Mitchell (University of Georgia).
Join Brains, Minds & Machines Course Directors Boriz Katz and Gabriel Kreiman along with guest speaker, Nancy Kanwisher, (MIT).
Join Logan Science Journalism program Course Directors Anne Giblin, Javier Lloret, Brad Shuster, Phong Tran, and guests.
Join Physical Biology of the Cell Course Directors, Hernan Garcia and Rob Phillips along with guest speaker: Julie Theriot (Univeristy of Washington) - “Combining experimental measurements and mathematical modeling to understand how cells move.”
Join Clare Waterman, Amy Gladfelter and Amy Shaub Maddox along with guest speaker Jadranka Loncarek, for the third session of the Tuesday Cytoskeleton series.
These free virtual lectures are part of the MBL’s endowed lecture series. The MBL’s endowed lectures, a core component of the Advanced Research Training Courses, have been established by friends and family in honor of esteemed scientists or loved ones. This year, we are livestreaming one lecture per course, as available, to reconnect with our friends and colleagues, learn from distinguished speakers, and engage in lively scientific discussion. Webinars are recorded and are available for viewing post-lecture. If you are interested in establishing a lecture in honor or memory of someone, please contact the Development Office (Development@mbl.edu).
“Vignettes from a Dev Bio/Evodevo Lab: What Makes a Limb Cell a Limb Cell? And how did Birds Evolve the Capacity to Vocalize?” Dr. Cliff Tabin, Harvard University
“Theme and Variations: Evolution of Mate Choice in Drosophila” Dr. Vanessa Ruta, Rockefeller University
“Emerging Imaging Technologies to Study Cell Architecture, Dynamics and Function” Dr. Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Janelia Research Campus
"An Eye For Biological Structure: Lessons from Tom Reese" Dr. Ronald D. Vale, Executive Director, Janelia Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
“Symbiosis in Sippewissett: Microbial Ecology and Evolution of the Pink Berry Consortia” Dr. Lizzy Wilbanks, University of California, Santa Barbara
“Broken Brains and Breaking Barriers: Lessons from the Hippocampal Formation and Life” Dr. Julio Ramirez, Davidson College
“Physiology and Biochemistry of Saliva in Vectors” Dr. Jesus Valenzuela, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
“Deep Reinforcement Learning and its Neuroscientific Implications” Dr. Matthew Botvinick, DeepMind
Join the MBL Ecosystems Center scientists as they explore critical problems in environmental science. Inspired by their research, seminars will touch on topics covered as part of the Semester in Environmental Science at the MBL, and span diverse ecosystems ranging from Arctic tundra to temperate forests, coastal marshes and wetlands to the open ocean, deserts to Cape Cod’s salt ponds. Deepen your knowledge about global change, and unexpected consequences of human activity on our planet.
Anne Giblin, Ecosystems Center Director, MBL; Senior Scientist and Inke Forbrich, Research Scientist
Maureen Conte, MBL Fellow; Senior Scientist, Bermuda Institute for Ocean Science and Rut Pedrosa Pàmies, Research Scientist
Zoe Cardon, Senior Scientist and Elena Peredo, Research Scientist
Jim Galloway, Sidman P. Poole Professor, Univ. of Virginia; MBL Trustee; Javier Lloret, Research Scientist and Ken Foreman, SES Program Director
Joe Vallino, Senior Scientist and Emil Ruff, Assistant Scientist
Jerry Melillo, Distinguished Scientist, Ed Rastetter, Senior Scientist and Gus Shaver, Senior Scientist Emeritus