Category: Course Connection

Nine Scientists Affiliated with MBL Elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Nine Scientists Affiliated with MBL Elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Congratulations to Francisco Bezanilla of University of Chicago, Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz of Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and 7 other MBL-affiliated scientists who have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honorary societies. All were elected to the Academy’s Biological Sciences division. These scholars join the

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A Brief Conversation with Rob Phillips, Co-Director of Physical Biology of The Cell

A Brief Conversation with Rob Phillips, Co-Director of Physical Biology of The Cell

Rob Phillips of Caltech talks about starting over at age 40, popular science writing he admires, the “mysterious treasures” he sees in nature, the beauty of mathematics, and the numbers in biology he likes best. Phillips co-founded and co-directs the “Physical Biology of the Cell” course at MBL. The interview was conducted by student Kulyash

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Clifford Brangwynne Receives MacArthur “Genius” Award for Research Begun at MBL

Clifford Brangwynne Receives MacArthur "Genius" Award for Research Begun at MBL

Congratulations to Clifford Brangwynne of Princeton University/Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), who has been named a 2018 MacArthur Fellow (see video). In 2009 in the MBL Physiology course, Brangwynne, Anthony Hyman and colleagues discovered a new way for living cells to organize their components:  Liquid-liquid phase separation, akin to oil separating from water. This turned

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