Category: The MBL Global Community

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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MBL community members elected to National Academy of Sciences

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) has elected 84 new members, including several from the Marine Biological Laboratory community, in recognition of their “distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.” The new NAS members with MBL ties are: Helen Blau, Stanford University (Invertebrate Zoology alumnus), John C. Boothroyd, Stanford University (former Biology of Parasitism course

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MBL Society Member Thoru Pederson honored and “revealed” by American Society for Cell Biology

One of the past decade’s mysteries in the field of cell biology has been, “Who is ‘Labby,’ the beloved and popular career advice columnist in the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) Newsletter?” At the society’s annual meeting last month, the mystery was solved as Thoru Pederson of the University of Massachusetts Medical School, a

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