Author: Diana Kenney

MBL Alumni are Named Fellows of American Association for Advancement of Science

MBL Alumni are Named Fellows of American Association for Advancement of Science

Congratulations to several members of the MBL’s alumni community who have been elected Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a lifetime honor in recognition of their extraordinary achievements in advancing science. New Fellows of the AAAS Sections on Biological Sciences, Medical Sciences, and Neurosciences include: Section on Biological Sciences Holly M.

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Improving Predictions of Soil Microbial Responses to Global Change

Improving Predictions of Soil Microbial Responses to Global Change

In most soil microbial communities, the controls on growth and metabolism are poorly understood and are simply too complex to be included in computer models of climate, soil fertility for agriculture, or waste management. To determine the principles by which soil microbial communities function under varying environmental constraints, development of a scalable biogeochemical modeling approach

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Team Seeks Link Between Massive RNA Recoding, Environmental Acclimation

Team Seeks Link Between Massive RNA Recoding, Environmental Acclimation

Octopus, squid, and cuttlefish are extraordinary animals in many ways. Although they are soft-bodied creatures related to sea slugs and clams, they engage in sophisticated behaviors that can eerily resemble vertebrate intelligence. In 2015, Joshua Rosenthal of the MBL, Eli Eisenberg of Tel Aviv University and colleagues discovered a striking trait in squid: They edit

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A Brief Conversation with Rob Phillips, Co-Director of Physical Biology of The Cell

A Brief Conversation with Rob Phillips, Co-Director of Physical Biology of The Cell

Rob Phillips of Caltech talks about starting over at age 40, popular science writing he admires, the “mysterious treasures” he sees in nature, the beauty of mathematics, and the numbers in biology he likes best. Phillips co-founded and co-directs the “Physical Biology of the Cell” course at MBL. The interview was conducted by student Kulyash

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Remembering Woods Hole Scientists: Their Final Resting Places | The Hydra Lab

Remembering Woods Hole Scientists: Their Final Resting Places | The Hydra Lab

Scores of scientists over the past century have considered Woods Hole their second home, and some chose it as their final place of rest. Last summer, students from the Hydra Lab in the MBL Whitman Center created an interactive map of scientists’ tombstones in the Church of the Messiah cemetery in Woods Hole. It’s a

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