Category: Course Connection

MBL September Course Director Eric Schwartz is Honored for Undergraduate Teaching

MBL September Course Director Eric Schwartz is Honored for Undergraduate Teaching

Eric Schwartz, director of the MBL September Course “Observing Proteins in Action: How to Design and Build Your Own Instruments,” has received a Quantrell Award for excellence in undergraduate teaching from the University of Chicago. The Quantrell Awards are believed to be the oldest prize of their kind in the nation. The MBL September Courses,

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Students Discover the MBL Magic in a Marine Lab Far from Woods Hole

Students Discover the MBL Magic in a Marine Lab Far from Woods Hole

By Diana Kenney Can the “Woods Hole magic” – that intangible something that MBL students for decades have tried to describe — be recreated in a distant locale? “Yes,” it appears, given the passionate response to the MBL Practical Course on Developmental Biology held last January in Quintay, Chile. “This has been one of the

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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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