The late Shinya Inoué was widely known for his scientific brilliance as well as his generosity, a legacy that continues to this day. Last summer, a few months before his death, Inoué blessed the transfer of the centrifuge polarizing microscope that he invented and built at MBL in collaboration with Olympus Optical and Hamamatsu Photonics.
Congratulations to several members of the MBL community who have been elected Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), a lifetime honor in recognition of their extraordinary achievements in advancing science. New Fellows of the AAAS Sections on Biological Sciences, Medical Sciences, and Neurosciences include: Section on Biological Sciences Peter Beerli,
Graduate students from Brown University headed to the MBL for NeuroPracticum—an immersive eight-day workshop where students gain hands-on neuroscience experience. By Brown University News Staff Meghan Gonsalves, a first-year neuroscience graduate student at Brown University, spends most of her time studying imaging techniques used to measure brain activity in humans. So when she was asked
By Mark Dwortzan On December 3 and 4, Boston University convened a workshop exploring how synthetic biology—the engineering of genetic “circuits” in living cells and organisms to enable them to perform specified tasks—can help address climate change. Participants, who included thought leaders in science, economics, policy and ethics, considered a wide range of complex challenges
By Jane Marks Zoe Cardon, senior scientist at the MBL Ecosystems Center, has been elected as a member-at-large of the board of the Ecological Society of America, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization of scientists. Founded in 1915, the Ecological Society of America (ESA) works to promote, raise public awareness and increase the resources available for ecological
When Jack Levin and Frederik Bang studied blood clotting in the horseshoe crab at the MBL in the 1960s, they had no idea their research would eventually lead to the development and commercialization of a globally used test for detecting bacterial contamination in medical settings. In recognition of their unexpected and extraordinary contribution to society,
By Jane Marks It is possible to eradicate infectious disease if its chain of transmission can be broken, said Joie Mukherjee at a lecture at MBL this month. But climate change impacts, such as severe storms and flooding, will prompt the spread of vector-borne diseases. And some communities are at higher risk than others, said
By Hannah Knighton Photos by Megan Costello More than 1,500 people flocked to the fifth annual Woods Hole Science Stroll on August 10. Families roamed the streets of Woods Hole to take part in science demos and hands-on activities hosted by the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, NOAA Fisheries (National Oceanic and
By Hannah Knighton
Jennifer Morgan is a leader at MBL, both as a researcher on spinal cord regeneration and as director of the Eugene Bell Center for Regenerative Biology and Tissue Engineering.
Congratulations to 17 MBL course alumni, former faculty, and Whitman Scientists who were recently elected to the National Academy of Sciences, in recognition of their “distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.” They are: Basbaum, Allan I, University of California, San Francisco Alumnus, Computer-BioMed II, 1980 Boyden, Edward S., HHMI/Massachusetts Institute of Technology Alumnus, Neural