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
The symphony of squid early development is vividly rendered in this video by Nipam Patel, which artfully combines images and video generated in the MBL Embryology Course between 2007 and 2016. Patel is on the faculty of the Embryology course and is a professor in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology and in the
By James Briscoe It’s 10 pm on a Saturday night as I write this and I’m on a flight from London to Boston. I’m heading to the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts where I will be spending the week teaching on an advanced study course, aimed at graduate students and post-docs in my
By Bethany Brookshire Anyone who reads news about science (at Science News or otherwise) will recognize that, like the X-Men or any other superhero franchise, there’s a recurring cast of experimental characters. Instead of Magneto, Professor X, Mystique and the Phoenix, scientists have mice, fruit flies, zebrafish and monkeys. Different types of studies use different
Photo by Christine McCarthy
The Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History has completed a four-year project to curate and integrate the invertebrate specimens in the George M. Gray Museum Collection, which was developed at the Marine Biological Laboratory in the 1960s and transferred to Yale in 1994.
By Andrea Volpe Note: Harvard University Professor Colleen Cavanaugh is an MBL Whitman Center scientist and Speaker of the MBL Society. In this interview, she discusses her longtime association with Woods Hole, including an undergraduate research project on horseshoe crab mating, subsequent work with microbial ecology pioneer John Hobbie at the MBL Ecosystems Center, and
By Cheryl Dybas and Lori Lennon
In a new paper published in Nature Communications , Jennifer Bowen and Patrick Kearns of Northeastern University, along with researchers at the Marine Biological Laboratory and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, set out to discover what would happen to microbes in salt marshes if specific nutrients were added to the environment.
Nineteen scientists affiliated with the MBL are among the 84 Faculty Scholars recently announced by The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), the Simons Foundation, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.