Category: The MBL Global Community

Thinking Big: MBL Historian Reflects on Science, Policy, and Digitization

By Raleigh McElvery The MBL is home to a variety of researchers studying a myriad of life forms, but Jane Maienschein is an expert on one particular, understudied species—a sub-classification of historian known as the “historian of science.” She also happens to be one herself. Maienschein has co-directed the annual Seminar in the History of

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Busy Squid Hatchlings! | @ZYanWang

Posted by University of Chicago graduate student Z. Yan Wang, who studies the neurobiology of octopuses in the laboratory of Associate Professor Clifton Ragsdale: .@MBLScience squid bbs hatching 🙂 hello world 👋🏼 pic.twitter.com/9bTL8nRz8Z — Z Yan Wang (@ZYanWang) August 16, 2016

MBLWHOI Library Displays its Treasures

MBLWHOI Library Displays its Treasures

By Raleigh McElvery

Last week, the MBLWHOI Library opened wide the doors to its trove of ancient artifacts, composed of scientific works dating as far back as the 16th century. This Rare Books and Archives exhibition occurred in conjunction with the annual MBL Society Meeting.

A life in vision: John Dowling

A life in vision: John Dowling

John E. Dowling, Gund Professor of Neurosciences at Harvard University, has contributed extraordinarily to MBL research, education, and governance since the late 1960s. A distinguished vision researcher and MBL Emeritus President Trustee, Dowling also co-founded three MBL courses: Neurobiology, which he started with Michael Bennett in 1970; Fundamental Issues in Vision Research, launched in 1992;

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“Neuron” editor-in-chief kicks off SUCCESS career workshops

“Neuron” editor-in-chief kicks off SUCCESS career workshops

By Raleigh McElvery The Marine Biological Laboratory’s summer lunchtime lecture series, SUCCESS, kicked off its fourth year on June 22 with a talk by Katja Brose, editor-in-chief of the journal Neuron. SUCCESS presents speakers on an array of career-related topics and is designed to advance the professional development of both burgeoning and established scientists—from high

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Decoding the Woods Hole July 4th parade

For the non-scientific onlooker, the Woods Hole July 4 parade is both hilarious and mystifying. What exactly are these zanily costumed, dancing MBL students and scientists representing? #FourthofJuly @MBLScience #parade “The participants are elated to show #science on parade while the observers are a tad mystified” – my dad — Julie Silver (@JulieAnnSilver) July 4,

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On regeneration: new video features Alejandro Sánchez-Alvarado | iBiology

On regeneration: new video features Alejandro Sánchez-Alvarado | iBiology

iBiology, which produces free video seminars of leading scientists presenting their research, knows where to find both rising stars and established icons of biology: in Woods Hole. Every summer, iBiology sets up a temporary film studio in the MBL’s Lillie Building to record new seminars that draw from the extraordinarily rich MBL scientific community. iBiology’s

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