Recent Grant Awards – Research and Education

Awarded in FY 2021 (beginning July 1, 2020)

Kristin Gribble, Assistant Scientist in the Bay Paul Center, received a grant from the National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS for, “The role of mitochondrial dynamics and function in maternal age effects on offspring aging.”

Rut Pedrosa Pamies, Research Scientist in the Ecosystems Center, has received a Collaborative grant from the National Science Foundation for, “Collaborative Research: NSF2026: EAGER: Is Plastic Degradation Occurring in the Deep Ocean Water Column?”

Karina Vargas, Research Scientist in the Bell Center, received a grant from the National Institutes of Health/DHHS for, “Roles for alpha-Synuclein in Clathrin-Mediated Synaptic Vesicle Recycling.”

Zoe Cardon, Senior Scientist in the Ecosystems Center, received a grant from the Office of Science/Department of Energy for, “Sticky Roots – Implications of Altered Rhizodeposition (Driven by Cryptic, Viral Infection of Plants) for the Fate of Rhizosphere Mineral Organic Matter Associations in Natural Ecosystems.”

Jerry Melillo, Distinguished Scientist in the Ecosystems Center, received a sub-award from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for, “The Linkage and Use of the Terrestrial Ecosystem Model (TEM)  in the Integrated Global System Model (IGSM).”

Linda Hyman, Director of Education, received a grant from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund for, “Physiology: Molecular Cell Biology Using Microscopic, Biomedical, and Computational Approaches (PHY).”

Awarded in FY 2020 (July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020)

Blair Paul, Assistant Scientist in the Bay Paul Center, received a grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation for, “Symbiosis Model Systems: Exploiting Host-Symbiont Attachment to Develop Cell-Capture Libraries that Enable Microbial Co-cultivation.”

Zoe Cardon, Senior Scientist in the Ecosystems Center, received a grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation for, “Underground Allies: Dynamic Interactions among Cordgrass (Spartina alterniflora) and Sulfur-Cycling Microbes in the Rhizosphere.”

Marko Horb, Senior Scientist in the Bell Center, received a grant from the Office of Research Infrastructure Programs/National Institutes of Health for, “Xenopus Mutant Resource.”

Duygu Özpolat, Hibbitt Fellow in the Bell Center, received a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences/NIH for, “Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Germline Regeneration.”

Inke Forbrich, Research Scientist in the Ecosystems Center, has received a collaborative grant from the National Science Foundation for, “Collaborative Research: Vegetation Assimilation as a Source of Mercury in a Salt Marsh Ecosystem and Implications for Soil and Tidal Water Exposures.”

Linda Hyman, Director of Education, received a grant from the Directorate for Biological Sciences/NSF for, “Advanced Research Training in Physiology – Integrating Biology Across the Scales.”

Linda Hyman, Director of Education, and Rafael Antonio Fissore, Professor and FIR Course Director,  received a grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development/NIH/DHHS for, “Frontiers in Reproduction (FIR) Training Course.”

Loretta Roberson, Associate Scientist in the Bell Center, received a Phase II cooperative agreement from the Department of Energy/Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy for, “The Development of Techniques for Tropical Seaweed Cultivation.”

Kristin Gribble, Assistant Scientist in the Bay Paul Center, received a grant from the National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS for, “Developing Microfluidics and Automated Image Analysis for High-Throughput Investigation of Lifespan and Health in a Novel Invertebrate Model for Aging.”

Kristin Gribble, Assistant Scientist in the Bay Paul Center received a CAREER grant from the National Science for, “Maternal Age Effects in an Ecologically-Important Aquatic Invertebrate: Genetic and Epigenetic Controls and Fitness Outcomes in Variable Environments.”

Emil Ruff, Assistant Scientist in the Ecosystems Center received a grant from the Microbiome Center at University of Chicago for, “Nematostella vectensis: A Sea Anemone Model for Investigating the Effects of Environmental Pollutants on Cnidarians and their Associated Microbiome.”

Zoe Cardon, Senior Scientist in the Ecosystems Center, received a grant from the Microbiome Center at University of Chicago for, “Desiccation Tolerance in Green Algae from Desert Microbiotic Crust Microbiomes.”

Linda Hyman, Director of Education, received a continuing grant from the National Institute of Mental Health/NIH/DHHS for, “Training in Methods in Computational Neuroscience (MCN).”

Marie Russell, Director of Facilities and Scott Koerner, Director of information Technology, received a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council for, “Lillie Auditorium Renovation.”

Marko Horb, Director, National Xenopus Resource and Senior Scientist in the Bell Center, received a continuing grant from the Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health/NIH/DHHS for, “National Xenopus Resource Center.”

Jane Maienschein, MBL Fellow from Arizona State University, received a grant from the National Science Foundation, Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences, for “Synthetic Cells and Rules of Life in Historical, Philosophical and Social Contexts.”

Linda Hyman, Director of Education, received a grant from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund for the, “FIR 23rd Annual Symposium.”

Gina Hebert, Director of Communications, received a grant from the Cape Cod Foundation for,  “The Falmouth Forum.”

Jerry Melillo, Distinguished Scientist in the Ecosystems Center, received a grant from the National Science Foundation for, “Collaborative Research, LTREB Renewal: Soil Warming and Forest Ecosystem Feedbacks to the Climate System.”

Linda Hyman, Director of Education, received a grant from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund for,  “Embryology: Concepts and Techniques in Modern Developmental Biology.”

Francis Allen Mensinger, Co-Director REU Program, received a continuing grant from the NSF-REU Directorate for Biological Sciences for,  “REU: Biological Discovery in Woods Hole.”

Roger Hanlon, Senior Scientist in the Bell Center, received a grant from the Office of Naval Research for, “Crypsis in Nearshore Marine Habitats: Acquisition of Light Data and Images with Emphasis on Pattern and Edge Designs.”

Ivan Valiela, Distinguished Senior Scientist in the Ecosystems Center, received a grant from the National Science Foundation for, “OPUS: CRS: Synthesis of Decadal Changes in Controls, Trajectories, & Tipping Points in Vegetation Cover, Spatial Structure, & Marsh Platform Elevation in Great Sippewissett Salt Marsh.”

Ivan Valiela, Distinguished Senior Scientist in the Ecosystems Center, received a grant from the Institute of Marine Affairs for, “A First Analysis of Microplastic Particle Abundance and Blue Carbon Profiles in Caroni Swamp, Trinidad.”

Linda Hyman, Director of Education, received an award from the William Townsend Porter Foundation for, “Townsend Porter Scholarships.”

Abhishek Kumar, MBL Investigator and CZI Imaging Scientist in the Bay Paul Center, received a  grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation in collaboration with the University of Chicago for, “Multiview Computational Microscope with Machine Learning.”

Linda Hyman, Director of Education, received a grant from the Hughes (Howard) Medical Institute for, “Marine Biological Laboratory Education Program.”

Mitchell Sogin, Distinguished Senior Scientist in the Bay Paul Center, received a grant from the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases in collaboration with the University of Chicago for, “Host and Microbial Basis of Human Ulcerative Colitis and Pouchitis; Identification, Role, Mechanisms, and Resource Development of Host Susceptibility and Pathobiont Factors.”

David Mark Welch, Senior Scientist in the Bay Paul Center, received a continuing grant from the Smithsonian Institution for, “EOL Biodiversity Informatics.”

Linda Hyman, Director of Education, received a grant from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for, “Blue Economy Internship Program.”

Duygu Özpolat, Hibbitt Fellow in the Bell Center, received a National Science Foundation EDGE grant  in collaboration with the University of Maryland for, “Catalyzing Regeneration Research by Developing Functional Tools for Post-Embryonic Stages.”

Linda Hyman, Director of Education, received a grant from the Grass Foundation for, “Neurobiology and Neural Systems and Behavior.”

Jerry Melillo, Distinguished Senior Scientist, in the Ecosystems Center, received a grant from the National Science Foundation in collaboration with the Research Foundation of City University of New York for “Climate-Induced Extremes on the Food, Energy, Water Nexus and the Role of Engineered and Natural Infrastructure.”

Jessica Mark Welch, Associate Scientist in the Bay Paul Center, received a grant from the National Institutes of Health in collaboration with the University of Rhode Island for, “Mechanisms Underlying Spatial Interaction in the Oral Microbiota.”

Chris Neill, Adjunct Scientist received a grant from the Buzzards Bay Coalition for, “Water Quality Assessment in Upper Buzzards Bay.”

Irina Arkhipova, Associate Scientist in the Bay Paul Center, received a grant from the National Institutes of Health for “Horizontal Gene Transfer as a Source of Evolutionary Innovation in Metazoans.”

Jianwu (Jim) Tang, Associate Scientist in the Ecosystems Center, received a grant from the Foundation for Agricultural Integrity for, “Developing an Interactive Agricultural Carbon Modeling Tool.”

Jennifer Morgan, Senior Scientist and Director of the Bell Center, received a continuing grant from Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute Of Child Health & Human Development of the National Institutes of Health for, “Frontiers in Stem Cells and Regeneration Course.”

Linda Hyman, Director of Education, received a continuing grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke/NIH/DHHS for, “Neurobiology Summer Course.”

Duygu Özpolat, Hibbitt Fellow, received a grant from the Microbiome Center at University of Chicago for, “Identifying the Role of Segmented Worm Microbiome in Whole-Body Regeneration.”