The Marine Biological Laboratory is a world-renowned scientific institution, and scientists and students come to the MBL throughout the year to pursue research and education in diverse areas of fundamental biological discovery.
The Division of Research encompasses all research programs at the Laboratory, including the development and management of research services, research budgets, the assignment of research space, the disbursement of research awards and fellowships, training and education for the responsible conduct of scientific research, IACUC, IRB, and guidance for graduate and postdoctoral trainees.
The Division also works closely with the Office of the President/Director to develop new strategic research initiatives and to manage all faculty appointments, promotions, and mentoring.
Our Research Centers
Research at the MBL takes place throughout the year in a number of research centers:
Josephine Bay Paul Center for Comparative Molecular Biology & Evolution
Eugene Bell Center for Regenerative Biology and Tissue Engineering
Captured by MBL Hibbitt Fellow Caroline Albertin, this video shows California two-spot octopuses (Octopus bimaculoides) emerging from their egg casings.