MBL Announces 2020 Friday Evening Lecture Series

The Marine Biological Laboratory is pleased to announce the Friday Evening Lecture schedule for the summer of 2020. The hour-long presentations are geared for a diverse and engaged audience and appeal to scientists and non-scientists alike. Although all in-person events at the MBL are cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the tradition continues this summer […]

Film, Live Panel to Explore the Power to Reshape Life

WOODS HOLE, Mass. — The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) invites the public to a free screening of Human Nature, the acclaimed documentary about CRISPR, the powerful technology for rewriting the code of life in humans and other species. Human Nature will be followed by a live panel discussion via webinar on Thursday, June 25. To […]

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MBL Announces Whitman Fellowships and Early Career Investigator Awards

The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) is pleased to announce the 2020 Whitman Fellowships and Early Career Investigator Awards, which will support 29 scientists to conduct innovative research for up to 10 weeks in the MBL Whitman Center. While nearly all the Whitman Fellows and Early Career Investigators will be unable to come to Woods Hole […]

Racism and Reaffirming Core Values of the MBL

Dear Colleagues and Friends, The tragic circumstances surrounding the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, and a number of other recent acts of racially motivated violence painfully remind us that for too long we have ignored the systemic discrimination and unjust bias that plagues our nation. We recognize the pain this brings to all in […]

Squid Studies Suggest New Route to Therapy for ALS, Targeting Synaptic Dysfunction

Contact: dkenney@mbl.edu; 508-685-3525 WOODS HOLE, Mass. — Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is one of the most devastating adult-onset neurodegenerative diseases. Patients, including the late actor/playwright Sam Shepard, become progressively weaker and eventually paralyzed as their motor neurons degenerate and die. To find a cure for ALS, which is fatal, scientists need a deeper understanding of […]

Little Skates Could Hold the Key to Cartilage Therapy in Humans

Contact: dkenney@mbl.edu; 508-685-3525 By Emily Greenhalgh WOODS HOLE, MASS. — Nearly a quarter of Americans suffer from arthritis, most commonly due to the wear and tear of the cartilage that protects the joints. As we age, or get injured, we have no way to grow new cartilage. Unlike humans and other mammals, the skeletons of […]

“MBL SciShoots” – Our Digital Learning Initiative

“MBL SciShoots” – Our Digital Learning Initiative

MBL Launches Digital Learning Initiative with “MBL SciShoots”

The coronavirus pandemic has everyone adapting and the Marine Biological Laboratory is no exception. With students unable to come to the campus to learn, MBL leadership has launched a new initiative to bring science to the students—virtually. Watch the video below to learn all about our new educational series—MBL SciShoots—from MBL Director Nipam Patel. Be […]

Window to Another World: Life is Bubbling Up to Seafloor with Petroleum from Deep Below

Contact: dkenney@mbl.edu; 508-685-3525 WOODS HOLE, Mass. —The COVID-19 pandemic is a stark reminder that we move through a world shaped by unseen life. Bacteria, viruses, and other microscopic organisms regulate the Earth’s vital functions and resources, from the air we breathe to all our food and most of our energy sources. An estimated one-third of […]