Author: Diana Kenney

Michael Rosbash, Former Embryology Course Faculty, Receives Nobel Prize

Michael Rosbash, Former Embryology Course Faculty, Receives Nobel Prize

Congratulations to Michael Rosbash of Brandeis University/Howard Hughes Medical Institute, who today was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discoveries concerning the molecular mechanisms controlling circadian rhythm. Rosbash, who was on the faculty of the MBL Embryology course in 1976, 1979, 1981, 1983 and 1986 (and who delivered a Friday Evening

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Summer Undergraduates at MBL Inspire a Variety of Research Topics

Summer Undergraduates at MBL Inspire a Variety of Research Topics

By Emily Zollo

As the summer spills into fall, nearly 60 undergraduates who spent the summer at MBL are returning home to more than 25 institutions around the nation, having found many opportunities to learn from the scientific talent and generous biodiversity of the Woods Hole ecosystem.

Microbial Diversity Web Service “VAMPS” at MBL Receives Sustaining Support

Microbial Diversity Web Service "VAMPS" at MBL Receives Sustaining Support

David Mark Welch, director of the MBL’s Josephine Bay Paul Center and interim director of the MBL Division of Research, has received a grant from the National Science Foundation to sustain the web service VAMPS (Visualization and Analysis of Microbial Population Structures). VAMPS is a free, open-source, database-driven website that allows researchers using data from

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Grant will Expand MBL Study of Neural Defects in Parkinson’s, Other Diseases

Grant will Expand MBL Study of Neural Defects in Parkinson's, Other Diseases

MBL Eugene Bell Center Director Jennifer Morgan has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the mechanisms underlying the cognitive deficits that occur in Parkinson’s disease, Lewy body dementia, and variants of Alzheimer’s disease. A pathological hallmark of these diseases is aggregation of the protein α-synuclein at synapses, the junctions between

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Collaborators to Investigate Structure of Microbial Food Webs

Collaborators to Investigate Structure of Microbial Food Webs

MBL Senior Scientist Joseph Vallino has received a grant from the National Science Foundation to investigate the structure of microbial food webs. The grant is a collaboration with Julie Huber, associate scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Theoretical studies indicate that microbial food webs may not be highly interconnected, but rather be composed of weakly

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New Grant Will Establish Core Facility for Genome Editing at MBL

New Grant Will Establish Core Facility for Genome Editing at MBL

MBL Senior Scientist Joshua Rosenthal has received a grant from the National Science Foundation to establish a core facility for genome editing at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL). The grant will provide instrumentation (three microinjection rigs) to enable MBL resident and visiting scientists, faculty and students to perform genome editing studies on embryos from diverse

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