All sorts of microbes are collected and studied in the MBL Microbial Diversity course — and they are fascinatingly unique. Some of the students this year made movies of protists that live symbiotically in the termite gut, helping their hosts digest their woody diet. The termites came from the laboratory of Microbial Diversity course co-director
By Diana Kenney Students in the MBL’s advanced research courses are fortunate to have access to a trove of leading-edge, expensive microscopes, many of which are generously on loan to the MBL from commercial vendors. And this year, the Physiology course students also used a microscope that is powerful for its global accessibility: It’s made
Brittany Grouge, an assistant in the 2017 MBL Embryology course, videotaped this day-old pyjama squid, which came from the MBL’s new cephalopod breeding program in the Marine Resources Center. “We’ve provided hundreds of hatchlings and embryos to various courses, including Embryology,” says Bret Grasse, manager of cephalopod operations at MBL. “As we continue to scale
Celeste Cruse, a 7th-grade teacher at Lawrence School in Falmouth, spent two weeks in arctic Alaska in July with environmental scientists from the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL). Her stay at Toolik Field Station was through the National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Teachers program. By Celeste Cruse During my recent adventures in the Arctic,
By Diana Kenney
A crowd of scientists, students, and staff gathered on the MBL Quad today to view the solar eclipse, bringing an array of home-made, found, or bought viewing devices!
By Jennifer Tsang
Eric Edsinger needed 21 security cameras, not for a super top-secret project, but to get a glimpse into the lives of octopuses.
By Diana Kenney After six years of microscope development at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), Shalin Mehta moved in July to Chan Zuckerberg (CZ) Biohub, an independent, nonprofit medical research institute based in San Francisco. CZ Biohub is a philanthropic effort initiated by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, pediatrician Priscilla Chan, last year.
By Isabelle Vea University of Edinburgh/MBL Embryology course student All 24 of the 2017 Embryology course students came to Woods Hole to learn from the best scientists in the developmental biology field. We were immersed in a unique setting to interact with established and promising investigators. In general, each invited lecturer came and spent a few
By Dave Mosher Note: Mosher visited the National Xenopus Resource at the Marine Biological Laboratory in June; his recaps his visit in the article below. Pregnancy tests today are as simple as peeing on a toothbrush-size stick and waiting a few minutes. Chemicals in the sticks can detect a key pregnancy hormone: human chorionic gonadotropin
The MBLWHOI Library is a founding institution of the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL). This post is a brief look at how two of the Library’s most recent Catherine N. Norton Fellows, Beatrice Steinart and Sean Cohmer, have used books from BHL’s collection to support their research. By Matthew Person In 2016, Beatrice Steinert, recent recipient