Category: @MBL

Understanding the Brain: The MBL Perspective

Understanding the Brain: The MBL Perspective

It’s an intensely creative time, each June, July and August, when the MBL’s five neuroscience courses are running full tilt and their research agendas seem limited only by the human need to sleep. If any environment can propel us toward a deep understanding of how the brain works, it’s this one, claim Rae Nishi and

Continue reading

Experimental Invertebrate Zoology ’76 reunites

Experimental Invertebrate Zoology ’76 reunites

By Raleigh McElvery

It was two summers ago during a meeting at Coffee Obsession in Woods Hole that the reunion plan was hatched. “What if we were to hold a 40th reunion for the 1976 Experimental Invertebrate Zoology summer course in person?

A Bright Idea Matures: Grass Lab Celebrates 65th year

A Bright Idea Matures: Grass Lab Celebrates 65th year

By Raleigh McElvery

What happens when scientific philanthropy meets the brains behind discovery? The Grass Laboratory is born, representing a fruitful cooperation between the Grass Foundation and the Marine Biological Laboratory to train budding neuroscientists.

Embryology course ’16: Magic will happen | The Node

Embryology course '16: Magic will happen | The Node

By Joaquín Navajas Acedo, Aleisha Symon, & Tsai-Ming Lu

We write this while we finish the last experiments for the final Show n’ Tell on Saturday full of reluctance to finish this course. Samples fly all over the lab; solutions are changed and something blue boils somewhere in the room.

Nobel Laureate Eric Betzig brings his light sheet to MBL

Nobel Laureate Eric Betzig brings his light sheet to MBL

By Diana Kenney and Raleigh McElvery Nobel Laureate Eric Betzig was back at the MBL in June with one of his latest innovations in microscopy. Betzig and his group members, Wesley Legant and Ved Singh of HHMI’s Janelia Research Campus, installed the lattice light sheet microscope Betzig designed in the Physiology course, where it was

Continue reading