Category: Research Updates

MBL’s Mitchell Sogin to Integrate Activities of Deep Life Community

MBL's Mitchell Sogin to Integrate Activities of Deep Life Community

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has awarded a grant to MBL Distinguished Scientist Mitchell Sogin to integrate and synthesize the activities of the Deep Life Community, an international team of more than 250 scientists studying the microbes that live deep underground. The Deep Life Community is part of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s Deep Carbon

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Study of Marine Microbial Metabolic Expression Receives Grant Award

Study of Marine Microbial Metabolic Expression Receives Grant Award

The Simons Foundation has awarded a collaborative grant to MBL Senior Scientist Joseph Vallino to study how local marine environments affect the organization and function of microbial communities. The grant is part of the larger CBIOMES project funded by the Simons Foundation and led by Michael J. Follows at MIT. Vallino is applying principles of

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MBL Fellow to Study Evolution of Cardiovascular System in Pygmy Squid

MBL Fellow to Study Evolution of Cardiovascular System in Pygmy Squid

MBL Research Fellow Eric Edsinger has been awarded a collaborative grant from the Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) to explore the evolution of the cardiovascular system in cephalopods (squid, octopus and cuttlefish). In the process, the team will advance the pygmy squid, Idiosepius, as a new model system for genetic and biological research. The unusual

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MBL Fellow to Assess Impact of Microplastics on Sea Scallop Populations

MBL Fellow to Assess Impact of Microplastics on Sea Scallop Populations

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has awarded MBL Fellow Linda Amaral-Zettler and colleagues a grant to study the impact of microplastics on sea scallop populations.  Eight million metric tons of plastic winds up in the ocean every year, and scallops are one of the most important fisheries in the US Northeast. Some of the

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Microscopy Technologies Invented at MBL to be Augmented Through New Grant Award

Microscopy Technologies Invented at MBL to be Augmented Through New Grant Award

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a grant to MBL Associate Scientist Michael Shribak to further develop two microscopy techniques that were invented at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL): quantitative orientation-independent differential interference contrast (OI-DIC) and polarized light microscopy. Shribak’s proposed next-generation techniques will be used to study the architectural dynamics of live biological specimens, with emphasis on events associated

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