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Marc Mayes Defends Ph.D. Dissertation in Brown-MBL Graduate Program

Marc Mayes Defends Ph.D. Dissertation in Brown-MBL Graduate Program

By Marc Mayes and Alison Maksym Marc Mayes, a student in the Brown-Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) Graduate Program in Biological and Environmental Sciences, successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation on July 27 at Brown University in Providence, R.I. Mayes’ dissertation was titled, “Forest nutrient cycling and remote sensing of land cover in Miombo Woodlands.” Mayes is

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That crab has rhythm: Exploring controls on digestion in Neural Systems & Behavior

That crab has rhythm: Exploring controls on digestion in Neural Systems & Behavior

By Raleigh McElvery When it comes to explaining crab digestion, three-letter acronyms abound. Luckily, Neural Systems and Behavior course instructor David Schulz of the University of Missouri comes to Woods Hole to translate. Schulz aims to decipher not only the lexicon of crustacean feeding, but also how gene expression affects the neural network processes responsible.

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Neil Shubin on finding a fish with limbs

Neil Shubin on finding a fish with limbs

By Bonnie Kircher MBL Embyology Course When you look across the fossil record at the evolution of life, an instinctual response is one of awe. How did natural selection, an entirely passive force, direct monkeys onto their hind legs or fish onto land? When comparing fish and tetrapods (limbed vertebrates) that are alive today, it’s

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