Category: Course Connection

Vanessa Ruta, MBL Neurobiology Course Alumna, Receives MacArthur Fellowship

Vanessa Ruta, MBL Neurobiology Course Alumna, Receives MacArthur Fellowship

Vanessa Ruta of Rockefeller University, who kick-started her neuroscience career as a student in the MBL Neurobiology course in 2000, is one of 26 MacArthur Fellows recently announced by The MacArthur Foundation. The MacArthur Fellowship is a $625,000 award given to talented individuals with no strings attached. Ruta investigates how stimuli shape the function of neural

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“The Most Beautiful Experiment of the Year” | @NavishWadhwa

"The Most Beautiful Experiment of the Year" | @NavishWadhwa

In this Twitter thread, Navish Wadhwa of Harvard tells a wonderful story of scientific discovery, including crucial assistance at just the right time from Rob Phillips of CalTech, whom Navish met in the MBL Physiology course. Wadhwa’s paper recently received the Meselson Prize for “the most beautiful experiment of the year,” given annually by Harvard’s

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A Bootcamp in Working Hard + Enjoying Woods Hole | UChicago Division of Biological Sciences

A Bootcamp in Working Hard + Enjoying Woods Hole  | UChicago Division of Biological Sciences

That rumble of excited conversation on campus last week was the sound of 102 University of Chicago graduate students engaged in a boot camp on quantitative and professional skills for biological scientists. First-year students in the Division of Biological Sciences participated in the QBio@MBL Bootcamp, working hard while having time to explore the magnificent natural

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New UChicago Students Discover Woods Hole in Career Exploration Visit

New UChicago Students Discover Woods Hole in Career Exploration Visit

By Jane Marks First-year undergraduates from the University of Chicago kicked off a four-day Career Exploration visit to the MBL last week with a panel discussion about many of the opportunities in Woods Hole. The panelists described the missions of the MBL, Sea Education Association, and the Northeast Fisheries Science Center as well as their

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Grand Central Station Inside a Crustacean! | @OMIBS_MBL

Grand Central Station Inside a Crustacean! | @OMIBS_MBL

Peering inside marine organisms with high-powered microscopes: The students in Optical Microscopy and Imaging in the Biomedical Sciences are amazed! Absolutely gorgeous movie of a crustacean (we think) captured with phase contrast! Looks like a grand central station inside it! @MBLScience @zeiss_micro pic.twitter.com/Q8byurJAFJ — Optical Microscopy (@OMIBS_MBL) August 22, 2019

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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