Congratulations to Francisco Bezanilla of University of Chicago, Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz of Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and 7 other MBL-affiliated scientists who have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honorary societies. All were elected to the Academy’s Biological Sciences division. These scholars join the
By Aria Bendix If scientist Roger Hanlon seems a little obsessed with octopuses, it’s because he’s been studying them for the past decade — and he thinks they could hold a key to advancements in fashion, cosmetics, and even medicine. For years, Hanlon and his team of researchers at the University of Chicago’s Marine Biological
Paul Greengard was an alumnus of the MBL Embryology course (1950), an Embryology course assistant (1951), Whitman Center investigator (1968, 1987), and a faculty member in the Neurobiology course (1985). From Rockefeller University News Neurobiologist Paul Greengard, a Nobel laureate who revolutionized our understanding of how brain cells communicate with each other and contributed to
In recognition of MBL’s influence on his career and the opportunities it can offer to Yale medical students, Jack Levin, M.D., and his wife Francine have made a philanthropic commitment at Yale to establish the Yale-at-MBL Initiative for Student Research. From Medicine@Yale Roughly 170 miles up the highway from New Haven, at the southwest tip
By Kate MacCord and Jane Maienschein MBL McDonnell Initiative and Arizona State University Regeneration occurs at many different levels in nature, from individual organisms (notably earthworms and hydra), through communities of microbes, to ecosystems such as forests. … At each of these levels we see evidence for a built-in regenerative process that attempts to maintain
Sydney Brenner, 2002 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, was an instructor in the MBL Physiology course from 1967-1970 and a MBL Whitman Center researcher (1967-1970, 1988). Among his many contributions to biology, Brenner led a team that described the first complete wiring diagram, or “connectome,” of an organism, the nematode C. elegans. Obituary from
By Matt Wood
Nearly three years after its launch, the Microbiome Center is staying true to its roots as a hub for like-minded scientists interested in exploring the world of microbes.
By Diana Kenney
A non-federal network that will leverage science to manage climate change risks in the U.S. is urgently needed, recommends a report released today by a group of 36 climate researchers, state/local/tribal officials, and other experts including MBL’s Jerry Melillo.
From University of Chicago News Since the late 1800s, if you were serious about studying biology, you went to the Marine Biological Laboratory. The discoveries made there have led to world-changing applications in biology, medicine and neurology. Its recently appointed MBL director, Nipam Patel, knows a lot about studying organisms. As one of the world’s leading
On March 18-19, ecologists including MBL Distinguished Scientist Jerry Mellilo gathered at Harvard Forest in central Massachusetts to mark the 30th anniversary of the forest’s designation as a Long Term Ecological Research site (LTER) by the National Science Foundation. Attendees visited signature experiments at the forest — such as Mellilo’s nearly 30-year soil-warming experiment to