MBL Leadership


The Marine Biological Laboratory’s leadership team establishes the strategic vision for the MBL, manages all aspects of the MBL environment and strategy, leverages our affiliation relationship with the University of Chicago, and provides the resources needed to achieve our mission in research and education.

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Officers & Trustees

Chair of the Board of Trustees
Robert J. Zimmer

Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees
Saul J. Pannell

Secretary of the MBL Corporation
Katie Callow-Wright

Nipam Patel

Mary Harrington

Chief Operating Officer
Paul Speer

Robert H. Ament, Esq., Ament Law Firm, LLC
Daniel A. Diermeier, The University of Chicago
David B. Fithian, The University of Chicago
Meg Fofonoff, Artistic Producer, ArtLab LLC
L. Patrick Gage, Engage Biotech Consulting
James N. Galloway, The University of Virginia
David A. Greene, Colby College
Avram Hershko, Technion
H. David Hibbitt, Bristol, RI
William I. Huyett, McKinsey & Co., Inc.
Constance T. Keller, Chicago, IL
Christopher G. Kennedy, Chicago, IL
Ethan A. Lerner, Massachusetts General Hospital
John W. McCarter, Jr., Northfield, IL
Saul J. Pannell , Wellington Management Company, LLC
Jeffrey H. Pierce, Pierce Aluminum Co., Inc.
George Putnam, New Generation Advisors, LLC
William T. Speck, New York, NY
Robert J. Zimmer, The University of Chicago

As of September 4, 2018

MBL Bylaws as of July 27, 2017
MBL Trustee Committees
Emeriti Trustees
Board of Trustees Conflict of Interest Policy

About the Director

Division Leadership


David Mark Welch
Interim Director, Division of Research
Email David Mark Welch


Jocelyn Malamy
Interim Director, Division of Education
Email Jocelyn Malamy


Paul Speer
Chief Operating Officer
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Senior Administration

Adam Carter
Director, Office of Sponsored Programs and Research Administration

Alison Crawford
Chief of Staff

Ann Egan
Director, Human Resources

Mary S. Harrington
Director, Finance

Gina Hebert
Director, Communications

Scott Koerner
Director, Information Technology

Sebastien Laye
Chief Advancement Officer

Jocelyn Malamy
Interim Director, Division of Education

David Mark Welch
Interim Director, Division of Research

Marie Russell
Director, Facilities and Services

Paul Speer
Chief Operating Officer

Jennifer Walton
Director, Library Services
Co-Director, MBLWHOI Library