Author: Diana Kenney

An Interview with David McClay | The Node

An Interview with David McClay | The Node

David McClay of Duke University discusses his love of marine labs and of genetics, and why the sea urchin is an important model system, in this interview on The Node. A longtime faculty member in the MBL Embryology course, McClay received the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for Developmental Biology. Read more …

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The Microbiome Center: A Home for Interdisciplinary Microbial Knowledge

The Microbiome Center is an intellectual home for scientists and physicians from University of Chicago, Marine Biological Laboratory, and Argonne National Laboratory who are studying microbes in a wide range of environments, from the human gut to beneath the ocean floor. Understanding microbial activity affects endeavors from medicine and surgery to climate change science. The

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MBL Scientists Receive Grant to Explore Survival Tactics of Desert Algae

MBL Scientists Receive Grant to Explore Survival Tactics of Desert Algae

By Diana Kenney Staying alive in the desert is no simple matter for green algae whose evolutionary ancestors lived in the ocean. How can some algal species survive extreme drought, while others desiccate and die? Two MBL scientists are finding out, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Joint Genome Institute (JGI). This month,

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Understanding the Brain: The MBL Perspective

Understanding the Brain: The MBL Perspective

It’s an intensely creative time, each June, July and August, when the MBL’s five neuroscience courses are running full tilt and their research agendas seem limited only by the human need to sleep. If any environment can propel us toward a deep understanding of how the brain works, it’s this one, claim Rae Nishi and

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