By Emily Greenhalgh Science never stops, even for the weather. When heavy rains hit Cape Cod last week, students in the MBL’s Semester in Environmental Science (SES) program didn’t let a little bad weather stop them. They headed out to Little Sippewissett Marsh in Falmouth, Mass., to collect sediment samples for their Microbial Methods course.
The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) has been the home of scientific discovery and education in Woods Hole, Mass., since 1888. The MBL’s team of biologists, divers, and boat captains, venture around, under or over, our coastal waters to collect marine species vital for scientific discovery. For 50 years and counting, the MBL has performed marine
Every month, research from MBL scientists and affiliates is published in academic journals across the globe. In August 2021, nine new studies were published. MBL-affiliated authors are in bold. Our list of recent publications is updated weekly at: mbl.edu/recent-mbl-publications August 2021 Budy, P., Pennock, C. A., Giblin, A. E., Luecke, C., White, D. L., &
The MBL is offering a new internship opportunity to Massachusetts students: The Blue Economy Internship Program (BEIP). BEIP, which is open to students attending Massachusetts public high schools, community colleges, and state colleges and universities, offers experiential learning opportunities, from research to communications. It is supported by a grant from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Students
(Updated: Sep. 10, 2021) Every month, research from MBL scientists and affiliates is published in academic journals across the globe. In July 2021, 13 new studies were published. MBL-affiliated authors are in bold. Our list of recent publications is updated weekly at: mbl.edu/recent-mbl-publications July 2021 Brandt, P. D., Varvayanis, S. S., Baas, T., Bolgioni, A.
MBL Associate Scientist Karen Echeverri discusses axolotls and the science of regeneration on a recent episode of the Critically Speaking Podcast. Most organisms have ways to fix a wound. But what about regenerating missing tissues or limbs after that wound has healed? What about crippling spinal cord injuries? Well, today we’ll hear about the process
By Emily Greenhalgh This image from Grass Fellow Carola Städele, Illinois State University, shows the “brain” of an adult male dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis). Städele is interested in learning what sensory cues ticks use to find and select hosts, with an emphasis on identifying the neuronal process involved in detecting those sensory cues. According to
It’s great to be back! Dyche Mullins, a longtime faculty member in the MBL Physiology course, shared these images of his return to the MBL on his Facebook page. “I would be hard pressed to think of a better way to end a year and a half of confinement and anxiety than doing a few
(Updated: August 3, 2021) Every month, research from MBL scientists and affiliates is published in academic journals across the globe. In June 2021, nine new studies were published. MBL-affiliated authors are in bold. Our list of recent publications is updated weekly at: mbl.edu/recent-mbl-publications June 2021 Arenas Gómez, C. M., & Echeverri, K. (2021). Salamanders: The
Since 1893, students from around the world have congregated at the Marine Biological Laboratory for the popular Embryology Advanced Research Training Course. The students in this year’s course, Embryology Concepts & Techniques in Modern Developmental Biology, have produced some eye-catching images during their time in Woods Hole. This image of the arthropod Springtail (Collembola) was