Category: Course Connection

Journalism Fellows are Knee-Deep in Research at MBL

Journalism Fellows are Knee-Deep in Research at MBL

Science and health journalists from five nations are plunging fearlessly into hands-on research this week at MBL through the Logan Science Journalism Program. (Bios of the 12 journalism fellows are here.) The Environmental fellows strapped on waders and collected coastal food-web samples at Waquoit Bay, Falmouth; their data analysis started last night. Meanwhile, the Biomedical

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MBL’s New Digital Classroom Allows Simultaneous Viewing of Microscope Images

MBL's New Digital Classroom Allows Simultaneous Viewing of Microscope Images

Who wants to wait in a long line to peer into a microscope? Nobody! Which is why the Frontiers in Reproduction (FIR) course students were excited last week to play with the new “Digital Classroom” projection system in their lab. The system sends microscope images wirelessly to an iPad, which projects them on a screen

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Behold the Bizarre and Beautiful First Cleavage of a Ctenophore | @TessaMontague

Behold the Bizarre and Beautiful First Cleavage of a Ctenophore | @TessaMontague

We love it when Twitter is as fascinated by embryology as we are! Tessa Montague, a graduate student at Harvard University, captured this video while enrolled in the 2017 MBL Embryology Course. The clip turned out to be wildly popular when she posted it on Twitter. Below, Montague describes catching and imaging the ctenophores. She

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“Best Scientific Experience Ever”: MBL Physiology Students Publish Research

"Best Scientific Experience Ever": MBL Physiology Students Publish Research

A student research project from the 2016 MBL Physiology course is now published in Biology of the Cell! Below this tweet, course faculty member Manuel Théry from the Hôpital Saint-Louis in Paris describes the excitement of gathering the imaging data — including late nights in Loeb and morning “crisis meetings” — and the surprising result. 3

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MBL Scientific Community Members Named HHMI Professors; AAAS Fellows

MBL Scientific Community Members Named HHMI Professors; AAAS Fellows

Congratulations to several members of the MBL scientific community who recently received professional accolades, including selection as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Professor or the distinction of Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Of the 14 scientists named HHMI Professors earlier this month, two are former MBL course faculty: Margaret

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Michael Rosbash, Former Embryology Course Faculty, Receives Nobel Prize

Michael Rosbash, Former Embryology Course Faculty, Receives Nobel Prize

Congratulations to Michael Rosbash of Brandeis University/Howard Hughes Medical Institute, who today was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discoveries concerning the molecular mechanisms controlling circadian rhythm. Rosbash, who was on the faculty of the MBL Embryology course in 1976, 1979, 1981, 1983 and 1986 (and who delivered a Friday Evening

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