Category: Research Updates

Collaborators to Investigate Structure of Microbial Food Webs

Collaborators to Investigate Structure of Microbial Food Webs

MBL Senior Scientist Joseph Vallino has received a grant from the National Science Foundation to investigate the structure of microbial food webs. The grant is a collaboration with Julie Huber, associate scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Theoretical studies indicate that microbial food webs may not be highly interconnected, but rather be composed of weakly

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New Grant Will Establish Core Facility for Genome Editing at MBL

New Grant Will Establish Core Facility for Genome Editing at MBL

MBL Senior Scientist Joshua Rosenthal has received a grant from the National Science Foundation to establish a core facility for genome editing at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL). The grant will provide instrumentation (three microinjection rigs) to enable MBL resident and visiting scientists, faculty and students to perform genome editing studies on embryos from diverse

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Monitoring Carbon Emissions to Support Coastal Salt Marsh Restoration | Jim Tang

Monitoring Carbon Emissions to Support Coastal Salt Marsh Restoration | Jim Tang

By Jim Tang Coastal wetlands, including salt marshes, mangroves, and sea grass, have a strong capacity to capture carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. By storing “blue carbon” in marine plants, organisms, and soil, coastal wetlands can offset human emissions of carbon dioxide from burning gasoline and coal. Members of my lab, including postdoctoral scientist Faming

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The Microbiome Project: Gut-Brain Axis | The Microbiome Center

The Microbiome Project: Gut-Brain Axis | The Microbiome Center

Jack Gilbert, faculty director of the Microbiome Center, explores the relationship between the microbes living in your gut and your brain with the help of Sangram Sisodia and Myles Minter from the University of Chicago. The Microbiome Center is a collaboration between Marine Biological Laboratory, University of Chicago, and Argonne National Laboratory. Learn more at

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