MBL's 2022 Highlights
A Breakthrough prize, students on campus, and the new MBL.edu website—2022 has been a busy one for the Marine Biological Laboratory. Dive into some of the most exciting stories you may have missed!
Big News on Campus
A Strong Year in MBL Research
A Breakthrough Prize and a Lasker Award; media spotlights on MBL research; and a bounty of papers issuing from the MBL Advanced Research Training Courses are among last year’s highlights.
MBL and UChicago Develop Joint Graduate PhD Program
The newly established joint program between the Marine Biological Laboratory and the University of Chicago leverages the unique partnership between the two leading research institutions and combines the best of both worlds
Excitement in Education
A Successful Summer Season
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. The MBL offered one brand new course this year—Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals: Hazards and Opportunities (ECHO).
Celebrating New Programs
In addition to welcoming back a full cohort of students to our Advanced Research Training Courses, the MBL launched a number of new programs this year, including the Building Innovation through Diversity (BID) program, the Mini-Embryology Course, and a collaboration with the UChicago Graham School.
The New MBL.edu
This year, we celebrated the launch of a redesigned MBL.edu. The mobile-friendly site was designed to create a visually immersive experience and allow audiences to learn more about MBL's research and training programs.
Comb Jelly is a Social Media Star
Based on the March Madness NCAA basketball tournament, MBL organisms went head-to-head in a series of match-ups for the second-annual MBL March Madness. By a margin of just 140 votes, the comb jelly (M. leidyi) won this year’s crown. Don’t forget to check back in the spring for the 2022 bracket and vote for your favorites on our social media channels.