Course Schedule: 2021

Logan Science Journalism Program at the MBL

Biomedical Hands-On Research Course


Wednesday, May 26: Arrivals and Dinner

Fellows arrive. MBL’s Diana Kenney will meet fellows who arrive in time for dinner in the Swope Center Dining Room at 6:00 PM.

Thursday, May 27: Laboratory Orientation

8:10-8:30 AM: Covid-19 testing (in MBL Quad under tent)
8:30 AM: Breakfast (Swope Center, 2nd floor)
9:30 AM: Welcome and Orientation (Meigs Room, Swope Center, 2nd floor)

  • Orientation: MBL Education
  • Introduction of fellows, course faculty, and staff
  • Intro to MBL and Fellowship requirements
  • Walking tour of MBL campus

11:00 AM: Rare Books Tour (Lillie Building, Grass Reading Room)
12:15 PM: Lunch
1:15 PM: Biomedical fellows to lab (Loeb 306): Chalk talks
3:00 PM: Coffee break (Swope Lower Terrace)
3:30 PM: Tour of the lab, instrumentation, safety protocols
6:00 PM: Dinner


Friday, May 28

8:00 AM: Breakfast
9:00 AM: Discussion and lab work
10:30 AM: Break (Optional; can walk to Woods Hole Market or Coffee Obsession for coffee)
11:00 AM: Return to lab
12:15 PM: Lunch
1:15 PM: Lab
3:00 PM: Tour of MBL Marine Resources Center (meet Diana in front of MRC)
4:30 PM: Return to lab
5:30 PM: Beer-Wine Reception/Dinner with Environmental Fellows (Swope Lower Terrace)
7:30 PM: Back to lab: Discussion


Saturday, May 29

Jin Nishikawa and Sumathi Reddy crop 2015 Credit_RachaelBuchanan350

In the Biomedical Hands-On Course lab. Credit: Rachael Buchanan

8:00 AM: Breakfast
9:00 AM: Discussion and lab
12:00 PM: Lunch
1:00 PM: Discussion and lab
3:00 PM: Break (can get coffee in village)
3:30 PM: Back to lab
6:00 PM: Dinner
7:30 PM: Back to lab


Sunday, May 30

9:00 AM: Swope dining not open yet but coffee available in Woods Hole village
10:00 AM: Depart for whale watch in Barnstable Harbor (optional for fellows, or can take day off.)
5:00 PM: Return to MBL
6:00 PM: Dinner at Landfall in Woods Hole village (optional)


Monday, May 31 (Memorial Day)

8:10-8:30 AM: Covid testing (MBL Quad)
8:30 AM: Breakfast
9:00 AM: Lab
12:15 PM: Lunch
1:15 PM: Lab
3:00 PM: Coffee break  (Swope Lower Terrace)
3:30 PM: Lab
6:00 PM: Dinner


Tuesday, June 1

8:00 AM: Breakfast
9:00 AM: Lab
12:15 PM: Lunch
1:15 PM: Lab
3:00 PM: Coffee break  (Swope Lower Terrace)
3:30 PM: Movie – “Human Nature” – Clapp Auditorium
6:00 PM: Dinner
7:00 PM: Back to lab for movie discussion


Wednesday, June 2

8:00 AM: Breakfast
9:00 AM: Lab; prepare mini-symposium presentations       –
12:15 PM: Lunch
1:00 PM: Panel discussion: Microbiomes Across Environments  (Clapp Auditorium )
3:00 PM: Coffee Break (Swope Lower Terrace)
3:30 PM: To lab
6:00 PM: Dinner
7:30 PM: Lab; prepare for mini-symposium


Sea urchin embryos (prism phase). Image by MBL Logan Science Journalism

Sea urchin embryos (prism phase). Image by Logan Science Journalism Fellows.

Thursday, June 3

7:30 AM: Breakfast
8:10-8:30 AM: Covid testing (MBL Quad)
8:45 AM: Gemma trip. Be on MRC dock no later than 8:45 AM. All fellows must sign a boat waiver.
10:30 AM: To lab, prepare for mini-symposium
12:15 PM: Lunch
1:15 PM: Free time
3:00 PM: Prepare for mini-symposium
6:00 PM: Dinner


Friday, June 4: Symposium/Woods Hole Explorations

8:00 AM: Breakfast
9:00 AM: SJP Fellows mini-symposium (Clapp Auditorium)
11:15 AM: Class photo on Lillie steps
12:15 PM: Lunch
1:15 PM: Woods Hole Explorations (schedule to come)
4:15 PM: Time off
6:00 PM: Cocktail hour and lobster dinner with fellows and faculty (Swope Lower Terrace)


Saturday, June 5

8:00 AM: Breakfast
10:00 AM: Check out of Swope and depart -Safe travels!