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
Mark Welch David Senior Scientist
Bay Paul Center Lillie 335
Mark Welch Jessica Associate Scientist
Bay Paul Center Lillie 304
Mathger Lydia Assistant Scientist
Bell Center Rowe 406
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
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

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
Gilbert Jack 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 (2019)

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.

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 Primary Affiliation Lab Assignment
Armstrong Peter Whitman Center Scientist
University of California L-118
Baltussen Lucas Grass Fellow
The Francis Crick Institute Grass Lab
Baskin Tobias Whitman Center Scientist
University of Massachusetts Amherst L- 110
Brady Scott Whitman Center Scientist
University of Illinois at Chicago R-108
Buxbaum Joseph Whitman Center Scientist
Mount Sinai L-114
Chang Fred Whitman Center Scientist
UCSF L-223
Chen Ruidong Grass Fellow
Cornell University Grass lab
Christiaen Lionel Whitman Center Scientist
New York University MRC 306A
Cocas Laura Grass Fellow
Santa Clara University Grass lab
Coleman Melissa Whitman Center Scientist
W.M. Keck Science Dept. of the Claremont Colleges Grass lab
Colin Sean Whitman Center Scientist
Roger Williams University R-301
Colon-Ramos Daniel MBL Fellow
Yale University School of Medicine
Costello Jack Whitman Center Scientist
Providence College – MBL R-301
Crawford Karen Whitman Center Scientist
St. Mary’s College of Maryland MRC 306B
Dupre Christophe Whitman Center Scientist
Regeneration & Development Grass lab
Evans Ben Whitman Center Scientist
McMaster R-423
Fecher Caroline Grass Fellow
Technical University of Munich Grass lab
Fenton Andre Whitman Center Scientist
New York University
Fleidervish Ilya Whitman Center Scientist
Ben Gurion University R-208
Gat Uri Whitman Center Scientist
Hebrew University in Jerusalem R- 421
Gerlich Daniel Whitman Center Scientist
Institute of Molecular Biotechnology (IMBA) Vienna
Gibson Daniel Whitman Center Scientist RETIRED 2012 from Worcester Polytechnic Institute L-118
Gillis Andrew Whitman Center Scientist
University of Cambridge Lb-257
Gladfelter Amy MBL Fellow
UNC Chapel Hill L-225; 226
Goldman Robert Whitman Center Scientist
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Gomes Edgar Whitman Center Scientist
Instituto Medicina Molecular R-206;207
Gonzalez Gonzalez Maria Grass Fellow
University of Texas at Dallas Grass lab
Goshima Gohta Whitman Center Scientist
Nagoya University L-106
Green William Whitman Center Scientist
University of Chicago R-220
Gribkoff Valentin Whitman Center Scientist
Yale University School of Medicine R-213
Gross Jeffrey Whitman Center Scientist
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine R-423
Gutierrez Ibanez Cristian Grass Fellow
University of Alberta Grass lab
Hawk Josh Grass Fellow
Yale University Grass Lab
Herbert Amy Whitman Center Scientist
Stanford University L-118
Hershko Avram Whitman Center Scientist
Technion Faculty of Medicine R-311
Holmgren Miguel Whitman Center Scientist
NINDS/NIH R-308
Hong Kate Grass Fellow
Columbia University Grass lab
Howarth Robert MBL Fellow
Cornell University SB 122
Jonas Elizabeth Whitman Center Scientist
Yale University School of Medicine R-213
Kaczmarek Leonard Whitman Center Scientist
Yale University School of Medicine R-213
Kaupp U. Benjamin Whitman Center Scientist
Research Center caesar R-219
Kee Hooi Lynn Whitman Center Scientist
Stetson University
Khodakhah Kamran Whitman Center Scientist
Albert Einstein College of Medicine R-310
Kimura Akatsuki Whitman Center Scientist
National Institute of Genetics L-106; 107
La Riviere Patrick MBL Fellow
University of Chicago
Laissue Philippe Whitman Center Scientist
University of Essex L-118A
Laufer Hans Whitman Center Scientist
University of Connecticut L-118
Laurent Gilles Whitman Center Scientist
Max Planck Institute for Brain Research Grass Lab
Lowe Chris Whitman Center Scientist
Stanford University
Maddox Paul Whitman Center Scientist
UNC-CH;L-220
Maienschein Jane MBL Fellow Arizona State University
Maignien Lois Whitman Center Scientist
Malamy Jocelyn Whitman Center Scientist
University of Chicago R-220
Malchow Robert Whitman Center Scientist
University of Illinois at Chicago L-118F
Martinez-Acosta Veronica Whitman Center Scientist
University of the Incarnate Word MRC-306D
McCoy Matthew Whitman Center Scientist
Stanford University L-118E
Mensinger Allen Whitman Center Scientist
University of Minnesota Duluth MRC-306C
Miller Rachel Whitman Center Scientist
The University of Texas Medical School at Houston R-423
Minor Paul Whitman Center Scientist
Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University R-211; 212
Morfini Gerardo Whitman Center Scientist
University of Illinois at Chicago R-109
Ondracek Janie Grass Fellow
Technical University of Munich Grass Lab
Pant Harish Whitman Center Scientist
NIH
Parkinson Rachel Grass Fellow
University of Saskatchewan Grass Lab
Prendergast Brian Whitman Center Scientist
University of Chicago R-219
Ragsdale Clifton MBL Fellow
Univeristy of Chicago R-220
Redding Sy Whitman Center Scientist
University of California San Francisco
Redemann Stefanie Whitman Center Scientist
University of Virginia L-118
Reese Tom Other NIH
Roll-Mecak Antonina Whitman Center Scientist
National Institutes of Health R-308
Ross William Whitman Center Scientist
New York Medical College R-208
Schön Isa Whitman Center Scientist Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences L-337
Shekhar Shashank Whitman Center Scientist
Cell Biology & Imaging;Brandeis University R-207
Shroff Hari MBL Fellow
NIH L-219
Simakov Oleg Whitman Center Scientist
University of Vienna R-221
Sleight Victoria Whitman Center Scientist
University of Cambridge L-104;105
Terasaki Mark Whitman Center Scientist
L-216;217
Udvadia Ava Whitman Center Scientist
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee R-421
Wagner Denisa Whitman Center Scientist
Boston Children’s Hospital R-206
Wardill Trevor Whitman Center Scientist
University of Minnesota MRC 215
Watanabe Shigeki Whitman Center Scientist
Johns Hopkins University L-215
Waterman Clare Whitman Center Scientist
NIH/NHLBI R-205
Wilbanks Elizabeth Whitman Center Scientist
University of California Santa Barbara
Yuste Rafael Whitman Center Scientist
Columbia University R-210;211;212
Zakas Christina Whitman Center Scientist
New York University MRC 207
Zimmerberg Joshua Whitman Center Scientist
NIH L-104;105
Zottoli Steven Whitman Center Scientist
Williams College L-213

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