Author: Diana Kenney

The Inner Ear in Living Color | @m_scheibinger

The Inner Ear in Living Color | @m_scheibinger

Postdoctoral scientist Mirko Scheibinger of Stanford University School of Medicine, a teaching assistant for the MBL Biology of the Inner Ear (BIE) course, has been Tweeting microscopy images from the course, each one more beautiful than the next. The course focuses on the hard-to-access but vital sense organs in the inner ear, which are essential

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My Crash Course in Light Sheet Microscopy

My Crash Course in Light Sheet Microscopy

By Gyasi Alexander A lot like tourists visiting the Caribbean, corals need warm, clear water and just the right amount of light every day — otherwise, they get very stressed out. With too much heat or light, the stress builds up until the coral expels the photosynthetic algae that live inside it, providing both food

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Research will Compare Landscape Responses to Climate Variations

Research will Compare Landscape Responses to Climate Variations

MBL Senior Scientist Edward Rastetter has received a grant from the National Science Foundation to study the responses of several natural, land-based ecosystems to variations in climate and landscape disturbances. Unlike agricultural ecosystems that rely heavily on an external supply of nutrients through fertilizer application, most natural terrestrial ecosystems, such as forests, prairies, and tundra,

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Inventor of Paper “Origami” Microscope Visits Woods Hole, Reaching All Ages

Inventor of Paper “Origami” Microscope Visits Woods Hole, Reaching All Ages

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

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Falmouth Teacher to Bring Arctic Science to Class after Embedding with MBL Ecologists

Falmouth Teacher to Bring Arctic Science to Class after Embedding with MBL Ecologists

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,

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MBL Microscopy Innovator Joins Chan Zuckerberg Biohub

MBL Microscopy Innovator Joins Chan Zuckerberg Biohub

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.

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