Author: Diana Kenney

Bill Reznikoff, other MBL Affiliates are Named Fellows of the AAAS

Bill Reznikoff, other MBL Affiliates are Named Fellows of the AAAS

By Diana Kenney William S. Reznikoff, senior research scholar at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) and professor emeritus at University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). AAAS members bestow the honor of  “Fellow” upon their peers in recognition of “scientifically or socially distinguished efforts

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Tiny Liquid Droplets are Driving a Cell Biology Rethink | Knowable Magazine

Tiny Liquid Droplets are Driving a Cell Biology Rethink | Knowable Magazine

An update on the reverberations of a paradigm-shifting paper in cell biology that began in the MBL Physiology course. By Alla Katsnelson The fluid inside a living cell bustles with activity. Proteins, RNA, lipids and other molecules wiggle, zip, glide and drift through this broth — catalyzing reactions, activating receptors, relaying messages, marking viruses and

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Ocean Microbes May Unlock Secrets about Causes of IBD | Medicine on the Midway

Ocean Microbes May Unlock Secrets about Causes of IBD | Medicine on the Midway

Medical treatment and microbial ecology meet in the collaboration between UChicago’s Eugene Chang and MBL’s Mitch Sogin, as this article in Medicine on the Midway describes. At right, Sogin, who founded the MBL’s Bay Paul Center for Comparative Molecular Biology and Evolution, walks through Little Sippewissett Marsh, Falmouth, a well-studied field site for MBL microbiologists.

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A Conversation with Hari Shroff | Bitesize Bio Podcasts and Zeiss Microscopy

A Conversation with Hari Shroff | Bitesize Bio Podcasts and Zeiss Microscopy

In this delightful podcast, MBL Fellow Hari Shroff delves into memories (fond and not so much) of his childhood in England; his lifelong interest in tool building, “by luck” taking a post-doc in the lab of Eric Betzig and helping to develop a microscopy technology that went on to win a Nobel Prize; the uncertainties

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When Mentorship Runs in the Family: Society for Neuroscience Honors SPINES Faculty

When Mentorship Runs in the Family: Society for Neuroscience Honors SPINES Faculty

Mentoring people from underrepresented groups in science is part of the DNA of the MBL’s Summer Program in Neuroscience, Ethics and Success (SPINES). So it is most fitting that the course’s co-director from 2017-2019, Carmen S. Maldonado-Vlaar of the University of Puerto-Rico, Rio Piedras Campus, has been honored for her mentorship of women in neuroscience.

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Bats and Chameleons, Oh My! MBL Alumni Place in Nikon Photo Contest

Bats and Chameleons, Oh My! MBL Alumni Place in Nikon Photo Contest

A glowing bat and a curled chameleon, both imaged by MBL Embryology Course students, are among the top 20 winners of the 2020 Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition, a leading forum for showcasing life as seen through a light microscope. The chameleon, which placed 8th, was taken by 2019 Embryology course students Allan Carrillo-Baltodano and

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