Category: Course Connection

MBL Physiology Students, Faculty Solve Piece of Bacterial Cell Division Puzzle

MBL Physiology Students, Faculty Solve Piece of Bacterial Cell Division Puzzle

Cell division in bacteria is a fundamental and medically important process, but how it works on the molecular level remains enigmatic. Recently, the MBL Physiology course hosted a collaboration that managed to fit an important piece into the puzzle of bacterial cell division. Led by Physiology faculty Ethan Garner of Harvard University, the group’s results

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MBL Alumni Receive HHMI Hanna Gray Awards, Sloan Research Fellowships

MBL Alumni Receive HHMI Hanna Gray Awards, Sloan Research Fellowships

Congratulations to MBL alumni Leah Guthrie and Guillaume Urtecho, two of 21 Hanna Gray Fellows selected by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in 2020. The Hanna Gray Fellows are exceptional early-career scientists who will each receive up to $1.4 million over four years in support of their research. Guthrie, a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University,

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Society for Developmental Biology Honors MBL Course Faculty Members

Scott E Fraser

Three MBL affiliates have been honored by the Society for Development Biology, including longtime MBL faculty member Scott E. Fraser of the University of Southern California, who was awarded the 2021 Edwin G. Conklin Medal in Developmental Biology. “Fraser helped define our understanding of stem cells, cell lineage, and morphogenesis through development of tools that

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Microbial ‘omics for the Masses | Medicine on the Midway

Microbial 'omics for the Masses | Medicine on the Midway

When the influential A. Murat Eren (Meren) decided to offer an online beginners’ course on microbes and computational ways to study them, the responsive was explosive: 2,000 people registered in the first 24 hours. With creative planning using both Zoom and YouTube, Meren’s team found a way for all to interactively participate. Meren is an

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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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