Category: Course Connection

Discovering Kinesin in Squid – Again! | @nucleiLinda and @nmoy6

Discovering Kinesin in Squid - Again! | @nucleiLinda and @nmoy6

The ink-stained lab coats on these MBL Physiology course students tell a story! Last week, using local squid provisioned by the MBL collecting boat, the students recreated the exciting discovery of kinesin in squid neurons in the early 1980s at MBL. Kinesins are a large and important family of motor proteins that perform critical biological

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MBL Awards Inaugural E.E. Just Fellowships to Two Undergraduates

MBL Awards Inaugural E.E. Just Fellowships to Two Undergraduates

By Stephanie McPherson The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) is pleased to announce the recipients of the inaugural E.E. Just Fellowship Awards, which enable outstanding undergraduates to attend one of the MBL’s acclaimed Advanced Research Training Courses. The two recipients are Natasha Baas-Thomas, who majored in biology at Reed College, and Isa Alvarez, who studied history

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UChicago’s Graduate Bootcamp at MBL Piques Interest of Educators

UChicago's Graduate Bootcamp at MBL Piques Interest of Educators

This fall on the MBL campus, the week-long QBio Bootcamp for University of Chicago graduate students will be held for the fifth time. The intensive training session in quantitative biology—combined with a responsible research course taught later in the academic year—prepares students in the Biological Sciences Division with the programming, statistics, and documentation practices they

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A Wonderful Close to a Light Microscopy Course | @AQLMMBL

A Wonderful Close to a Light Microscopy Course | @AQLMMBL

The Analytical and Quantitative Light Microscopy course, founded by MBL Distinguished Scientist Shinya Inoué in the early 1980s, just wrapped up for 2019. Visit their Twitter feed for an eyeful of beautiful images created by students! A wonderful close to #aqlm2019 — Alexey Khodjakov giving the Shinya Inoue endowed lectureship. At the Captain Kidd no

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MBL to Offer Genome Editing Workshop for Secondary School Teachers

MBL to Offer Genome Editing Workshop for Secondary School Teachers

Secondary-school science teachers interested in incorporating genome editing into their classrooms and curricula are invited to attend a pilot workshop at MBL, to be held June 9-13, 2019. Participants will receive hands-on training and scientific background in CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing using the frog Xenopus, a well-established model organism in biomedical research. The workshop is led by MBL

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Nine Scientists Affiliated with MBL Elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Nine Scientists Affiliated with MBL Elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Congratulations to Francisco Bezanilla of University of Chicago, Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz of Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and 7 other MBL-affiliated scientists who have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honorary societies. All were elected to the Academy’s Biological Sciences division. These scholars join the

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