Category: Course Connection

Impressions on the MBL REU Program | UIW Blog

Impressions on the MBL REU Program | UIW Blog

By Veronica Martinez-Acosta and Shannon O’Bryant Veronica Martinez-Acosta, associate professor of biology at University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas, is co-director of the National Science Foundation’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program (REU)  at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole, Mass. UIW student Shannon O’Bryant and Martinez-Acosta share their first impressions

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Scenes from the July 4th Woods Hole Parade

Scenes from the July 4th Woods Hole Parade

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.

National Academy of Sciences Elects Eleven MBL Alumni, Faculty

National Academy of Sciences Elects Eleven MBL Alumni, Faculty

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) has announced the election of 84 new members and 21 foreign associates, including several MBL course faculty and alumni. NAS members are elected by their peers in the Academy, in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original scientific research. Congratulations to: Belkaid, Yasmine (National Institutes of Health)

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Talking Biology in the Language of Physics

Talking Biology in the Language of Physics

By Kenrick Vezina “Much of biology is now quantitative,” says Rob Phillips. Unfortunately, biology education often is not. That’s why Phillips, a biophysics professor at Caltech, launched the Physical Biology of the Cell (PBC) course at MBL last summer. A big hit, it will be back this August (application deadline is April 17!) Phillips and

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