MBL Celebrates Successful Summer Season

A scene from the 2022 AQLM course, which kicked off the MBL summer season. Credit: Axiom Optics

Hundreds of students from 60 countries headed to Woods Hole this summer to take part in one of MBL’s celebrated Advanced Research Training Courses (ARTCs). The season kicked off on April 17, with the Analytical & Quantitative Light Microscopy (AQLM) Advanced Research Training Course and continued at breakneck pace until early September.

This summer, the MBL welcomed 464 students for 20 different courses covering everything from computational neuroscience to embryology to reproductive biology to microbial diversity. Students hailed from 284 different institutions around the world.

After the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic limited the number of students in 2020 and 2021, MBL Education was excited to safely welcome back a full cohort of students this summer. 

Some highlights from the summer season
Students from the MBL Neurobiology course march in the 2022 Woods Hole Fourth of July Parade
Students at a white board
hat on a microscope
Embryology softball team
The inaugural 2022 Building Innovation Through Diversity (BID) cohort.
John Gonzalez-Amoretti (left), Yesenia Garcia-Sifuentes (center), and Almarely L. Berrios-Negron (right) stand in front of the SPINES bulletin board. Credit: Yesenia Garcia-Sifuentes
woman looks thru microscope
2022 physiology course

“We were thrilled to welcome students back to campus this summer. It was amazing to see the campus full and great minds from different courses connecting with each other. We can’t wait to see everyone in 2023,” said Linda Hyman, Director of Education.

The MBL offered one brand new course this year—Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals: Hazards and Opportunities (ECHO)—and welcomed the first ever Building Innovation through Diversity (BID) cohort to campus.

Microbial Diversity and Neurobiology both celebrated 50+ years of science.

The 2023 course schedule will be announced later this fall.

Learn more about the Advanced Research Training Courses