Doing Research at the MBL
Stay a Season at the MBL
scientists convening

The MBL draws a unique mix of researchers ranging from early-career scientists to Nobel Laureates, and students at levels from high school to postdoctoral. Their interactions have led to multiple, transformative breakthroughs in our understanding of biology.

Once largely a feature of summers at the MBL, this convening power is now evident year-round. Well over 500 scientists and faculty are involved annually in our research and educational programs – some based at MBL full-time in our Division of Research, some coming to the MBL for portions of the year as part of the Whitman Center, and some leading or lecturing in our broad range of research courses.

Research and education at the MBL focuses on fundamental biological discovery to explore the origins, diversity, and nature of life on a changing planet and to inform the human condition.

MBL is a place where science happens, collaborations form, impossible ideas become reality. I think it attracts like-minded people who want to think outside the box. Over the years, I’ve developed a lot of personal and professional contacts here.

Indu Sharma, E.E. Just Fellow from Hampton University

There is no better place to do this research than here. It’s perfect.

Clare Waterman, Whitman Center Scientist from National Institutes of Health