The Embryology course ended on July 17, but the student-generated images keep coming! For more, check out #embryo2017 on Twitter. My 1st confocal image ever. ant Zebrafish embryo w/ Histone 2B-RFP & membrane: lye-citrine RNAs #embryo2017 @zeiss_micro 880 @MBLScience pic.twitter.com/2OfnAT3t1D — Vanessa Knutson (@Bugs_and_Slugs) July 19, 2017
Marine ecologist Jane Lubchenco and her husband split one tenure-track position between them in order to have time to raise their children while moving forward in their careers. In this interview with The Scientist, Lubchenco, former U.S. Undersecretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, describes her path to a successful life in science, including a “transformative
As some of the MBL Advanced Research Training Courses conclude and others are just gearing up, here’s a look back at the always festive and creative July 4th Woods Hole Parade. MBL Interim Co-Director Melina Hale (in flag hat) stepped in with a smile to lead this year’s parade. Slideshow by Emily Zollo.
By Jonathan Eisen A while back I posted scans of some seminars from a while back and I thought I would restart this activity (which I call retroblogging). I (and I hope some others) find it really interesting to go back and see what people were talking about 10, 20, or more years ago. …
Rob Phillips, co-director of the MBL’s Physiology course and Physical Biology of the Cell course, talks to WCAI’s Heather Goldstone prior to giving the Friday Evening Lecture this week (July 7 at 8 PM in Lillie Auditorium). By Heather Goldstone & Elsa Partan Most scientists walk a well-worn path to their careers – high school
While doing research at the Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory in Massachusetts, Sindy Tang learned of a remarkable organism: Stentor coeruleus. It’s a single-celled, free-living freshwater organism, shaped like a trumpet and big enough to see with the naked eye. And, to Tang’s amazement, if cut in half it can heal itself into two healthy
By Chelsea Wald I loved school. That’s one reason why I became a science journalist–so I could keep learning a wide variety of new things at a breakneck pace. And I do! But school was so much more, um, organized, supervised, and full of positive feedback than journalism is. These days, when I’m deep in
By Rebecca Adikes Things are in full swing at MBL in the 2017 Embryology course, we are already one third of the way through! The first week we learned about echinoderms and C. elegans with a side of Tardigrade and this past we focused on zebrafish and Xenopus with axolotl. The atmosphere of the past
By Matt Wood From hands on work in a molecular biology lab to collecting marine specimens off the coast of Cape Cod, 13 science and health journalists recently got a taste of life as a scientist through the Logan Science Journalism Fellowships from the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), an international center for biological and environmental
As most colleges and universities are hitting “pause” for the summer, the MBL campus is filling up with students who are full of anticipation for their summer research courses.