MBL Scientists

Each year, a faculty of over 500 scientists can be found at the MBL – Resident Scientists based full-time in our Division of Research, MBL Fellows who come throughout the year to lead and participate in specific team-based MBL research projects, and Whitman Center Scientists who carry out their research at the MBL each year, especially in the summer months. They are joined by an honored group of former full-time faculty, including retired MBL Distinguished Scientists and others who contribute to the MBL’s rich intellectual climate on a reduced-time basis.

Resident Scientists

MBL Resident Scientists are those who are based full-time in Woods Hole and conduct funded research in areas of science that are relevant to the MBL’s mission of fundamental biological discovery. Areas of focus include comparative evolution and genomics; the biology of marine organisms and microbiomes; neuroscience, regeneration, and development; ecology, ecosystems and global climate change; models of human disease; and cell biology, imaging, and computation.
 
Research Area:

Genomics
Computation & Modeling
Regeneration & Development
Evolution
Cell Biology & Imaging
Models of Human Disease
Microbiomes
Marine Biology & Diversity
Ecology, Ecosystems & Global Change
Neuroscience

 

Last Name First Name Title Research Areas MBL Affiliation Office Location
Arkhipova Irina R. Associate Scientist
Bay Paul Center Lillie 337
Cardon Zoe G. Senior Scientist
Ecosystems Center Starr 325
Echeverri Karen Associate Scientist
Bell Center
Giblin Anne E. Senior Scientist
Ecosystems Center Starr 318
Gribble Kristin Assistant Scientist
Bay Paul Center Lillie 302
Hanlon Roger T. Senior Scientist
Bell Center Marine Resources Center 215
Horb Marko E. Senior Scientist
Bell Center Rowe 413
Kumar Abhishek CZI Imaging Scientist
Bay Paul Center Lillie 219
Melillo Jerry M. Distinguished Scientist
Ecosystems Center Starr 221
Morgan Jennifer R. Associate Scientist
Bell Center Rowe 411
Morrison Hilary Gonzalez Senior Scientist
Bay Paul Center Lillie 333
Oldenbourg Rudolf Senior Scientist
Bell Center Lillie 110
Paul Blair Assistant Scientist
Bay Paul Center Lillie 304
Patel Nipam Director, MBL
Candle 301
Rastetter Edward B. Senior Scientist
Ecosystems Center Starr 234
Roberson Loretta Associate Scientist
Marine Resources Center, Education MRC 316
Rosenthal Josh Senior Scientist
Bell Center, Marine Resources Center Rowe 412
Ruff Emil Assistant Scientist
Ecosystems Center, Bay Paul Center Starr 325
Shaver Gaius R. Senior Scientist
Ecosystems Center Starr 321
Shribak Michael Associate Scientist
Bell Center Lillie 113/112
Sogin Mitchell L. Distinguished Scientist
Bay Paul Center Lillie 303
Tang Jianwu Associate Scientist
Ecosystems Center Starr 317
Vallino Joseph J. Senior Scientist
Ecosystems Center Starr 330
Mark Welch David Senior Scientist
Bay Paul Center Lillie 335
Mark Welch Jessica Associate Scientist
Bay Paul Center Lillie 304

Hibbitt Fellows

The Hibbitt Early Career Fellows Program provides talented scientists with the rare opportunity to set up research programs of their own as an alternative to traditional postdoctoral positions. The program is funded by a generous gift from Susan and David Hibbitt.

Research Area:

Genomics
Computation & Modeling
Regeneration & Development
Evolution
Cell Biology & Imaging
Models of Human Disease
Microbiomes
Marine Biology & Diversity
Ecology, Ecosystems & Global Change
Neuroscience
History/Philosophy of Science

 

Last Name First Name Title Research Areas
Albertin Caroline Hibbitt Fellow
Hunter-Cevera Kristen Hibbitt Fellow
Özpolat Duygu Hibbitt Fellow

MBL Fellows

MBL Fellows are investigators who have active primary appointments at other academic or research institutions and who maintain ongoing commitments to scholarship and collaborations at the MBL with colleagues and programs that are aligned with and contribute to MBL strengths, resources, and strategic vision in research and education.

Research Area:

Genomics
Computation & Modeling
Regeneration & Development
Evolution
Cell Biology & Imaging
Models of Human Disease
Microbiomes
Marine Biology & Diversity
Ecology, Ecosystems & Global Change
Neuroscience
History/Philosophy of Science

 

Last Name First Name Primary Institution Research Areas MBL Affiliation(s)
Amaral-Zettler Linda MBL Fellow
Bay Paul Center
Colón-Ramos Daniel Yale University School of Medicine
Whitman Center
Conte Maureen Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences
Ecosystems Center
Deegan Linda A. Woods Hole Research Center
Ecosystems Center
Eren A. Murat University of Chicago
Bay Paul Center
Gladfelter Amy University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Whitman Center
Hale Melina University of Chicago
Marine Resources Center, Bell Center
Howarth Robert Cornell University
Ecosystems Center
Huber Julie MBL Fellow
Bay Paul Center
La Rivière Patrick University of Chicago
Bell Center
Maienschein Jane Arizona State University
Bell Center
Neill Christopher Woods Hole Research Center
Ecosystems Center
Ragsdale Clifton University of Chicago
Bell Center, Marine Resources Center
Sánchez Alvarado Alejandro Stowers Institute, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Bell Center, Marine Resources Center
Shroff Hari National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Whitman Center Scientists (2021)

Since its founding in 1888, the Marine Biological Laboratory has served as a beacon for distinguished scientists from around the world, who come to the Laboratory to collaborate and conduct research. The Whitman Center is home for this vibrant research community of scientists.

The MBL hosts more than 100 Whitman Center Scientists each year. Many are here in the summer months, but researchers may also choose to work at the MBL during the traditional academic year when they will find a rich scientific atmosphere and enjoy the same informal setting, free from the distractions of the typical academic environment. More information on the Whitman Center can be found here.

Last Name First Name Title Primary Affiliation Lab Assignment
Acosta Veronica Giselle Whitman Center Fellow University of the Incarnate Word L-104/105
Arenas Sabogal Oscar Mauricio Grass Fellow University of California-Berkeley Grass
Armstrong Peter B. Whitman Center Scientist L-118
Bezares Calderón Luis Alberto Grass Fellow University of Exeter Grass
Boudreau Vincent Whitman Center Fellow University of California-Berkeley L-107
Breen Michael S Whitman Center Scientist Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai L-118E
Buxbaum Joseph Whitman Center Scientist Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai L-118B
Chappell Richard L Whitman Center Scientist State University of New York at Buffalo L-118F
Cocas Laura Whitman Center Scientist Santa Clara University Grass
Coleman Melissa J Whitman Center Scientist Scripps College Grass
Colin Sean Whitman Center Scientist Roger Williams University R-301
Colón-Ramos Daniel Alfonso MBL Fellow Yale University L-220
Costello John H Whitman Center Scientist Providence College R-301
Crawford Karen Whitman Center Fellow St. Mary’s College of Maryland L-118D
DeGiorgis Joseph Alan Whitman Center Scientist Providence College L-118A
Feng Guoping Whitman Center Scientist Massachusetts Institute of Technology Grass
Fenton Andre Whitman Center Fellow New York University R-209
Fleidervish Ilya Whitman Center Scientist Ben Gurion University of the Negev R-207
Gibson III Daniel G. Whitman Center Scientist Worcester Polytechnic Institute L-118
Gladfelter Amy MBL Fellow University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill L-118
Goldman Robert D. Whitman Center Scientist Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine R-205
Green William Nathan Whitman Center Scientist University of Chicago Office
Grice Dorothy E Whitman Center Scientist Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai L-118B
Hardwick J. Marie Whitman Center Scientist Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health R-213
Herbert Amy Louise Whitman Center Fellow Stanford University L-106
Hershko Avram Whitman Center Scientist Technion University- Faculty of Medicine R-311
Holmgren Miguel Whitman Center Scientist National Institutes of Health (NIH) R-211
Jeffery William Whitman Center Scientist University of Maryland R-108
Jesuthasan Suresh Jeyaraj Whitman Center Fellow Nanyang Technologial University Singapore L-112
Jonas Elizabeth Ann Whitman Center Scientist Yale University R-213
Kaczmarek Leonard Konrad Whitman Center Scientist Yale University R-213
Kramer Richard Whitman Center Scientist University of California-Berkeley L-118F
Kreitzer Matthew A Whitman Center Scientist Indiana Wesleyan University L-118F
Leitch Duncan Grass Fellow University of British Columbia Grass
Maienschein Jane MBL Fellow Arizona State University (and MBL) L-228
Malchow Robert Paul Whitman Center Scientist University of Illinois-Chicago L-118F
Mensinger Allen F Whitman Center Scientist University of Minnesota-Duluth L-113
Milovanovic Dragomir Whitman Center Fellow German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) Morgan Lab
Miyashita Tetsuto Whitman Center Fellow Canadian Museum of Nature R-220
Morfini Gerardo Andres Whitman Center Fellow University of Illinois-Chicago R-221
Moss Anthony Gordon Whitman Center Fellow Auburn University R-220
Munro Edwin Whitman Center Fellow University of Chicago L-225/226
Pinto Bernardo Ismael Grass Fellow University of Chicago Grass
Ross William Noel Whitman Center Scientist New York Medical College R-207
Sharma Indu Whitman Center Fellow Hampton University L-104/105
Staedele Carola Grass Fellow Illinos State University Grass
Tamm Sid Lawrence Whitman Center Scientist Boston University R-108
Terasaki Mark Whitman Center Scientist Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai L-217
Udvadia Ava J Whitman Center Fellow University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee R-219
Veenstra Gert Jan C Whitman Center Fellow Radboud University NXR
Wagner Denisa Dagmar Whitman Center Scientist Boston Children’s Hospital R-205
Wardill Trevor J Whitman Center Fellow University of Minnesotta-Twin Cities Hanlon
Waterman Clare Whitman Center Scientist National Institutes of Health (NIH) R-205
Watson Fiona Lesley Whitman Center Fellow Washington and Lee University R-219
Wilbanks Elizabeth G Whitman Center Fellow University of California-Santa Barbara L-216
Zakas Christina Whitman Center Fellow North Carolina State University Ozpolat Lab
Zayas Ricardo M. Whitman Center Fellow San Diego State University Echeverri Lab
Zimmerberg Joshua Whitman Center Scientist Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development L-114

Retired and Reduced Time Resident Scientists

At the time of retirement or otherwise ending employment at MBL as a Resident Scientist, some former scientists retain reduced time positions or titles that acknowledge ongoing affiliation with research programs at MBL. Some assume the title of Scholar to reflect this change in status. The title of Distinguished Scientist is conferred to honor exceptional accomplishments of recognized national and international significance at the MBL. This appointment, ratified by the MBL Board of Trustees, is honorific and is intended to be conferred for life.

Last Name First Name Title Affiliation
Hobbie John Distinguished Scientist Ecosystems Center
Inoue Shinya Distinguished Scientist Bell Center
Peterson Bruce Senior Scholar Ecosystems Center
Reznikoff William Senior Research Scholar Bay Paul Center
Steudler Paul Senior Research Scholar Ecosystems Center
Valiela Ivan Distinguished Scientist Ecosystems Center