Edwin Munro, associate professor of molecular genetics and cell biology at the University of Chicago, has been awarded the 2021 Nikon Fellowship at the Marine Biological Laboratory for his work on two research projects as a Whitman Early Career Investigator: the dynamics of gastrulation and neurulation in an ascidian; and cortical septin dynamics during polarization
Indu Sharma, associate professor of biological sciences at Hampton University, has been awarded the Marine Biological Laboratory’s 2021 E. E. Just Fellowship. Sharma is a microbiologist and biotechnologist with a background in molecular microbiology and parasitology. Arriving at the MBL in late May, her research will focus on the role of bacterial cell shape and
This summer’s Grass Fellows in Neuroscience are bringing a range of research organisms, including a crocodilian!
The Marine Biological Laboratory has launched a project to honor people with close MBL ties who have made important, under-recognized contributions to science.
The University of Chicago’s Board of Trustees has named Paul Alivisatos as the University’s 14th president. Alivisatos, 61, is currently executive vice chancellor and provost at the University of California, Berkeley.
By Diana Kenney
A simple Tweet from MBL SPINES alumna Angeline Dukes has blossomed quickly into a robust, vibrant community of Black scholars in neuroscience.
February 2 is World Wetlands Day—a day to raise awareness about the role wetlands play in the health of ecosystems around the world. At the Marine Biological Laboratory, scientists at our Ecosystems Center have been studying these vital ecosystems for more than 40 years. This year’s World Wetlands Day theme, Wetlands and Water, highlights the
By Emily Greehhalgh
From gene-editing squid to Zoom classes and digital learning lessons, 2020 may not have been a typical year for the Marine Biological Laboratory, but it was an exciting one. Dive into some of the best content you may have missed!
By Diana Kenney
Paul Turner of Yale University is fascinated by the success of viruses on this planet. Here, we pose five questions about his career, dreams, and passions.
What does it take for a butterfly to go from egg to caterpillar to beautiful, flying insect? Find out in this Digital Learning Science Lesson featuring MBL Research Assistants Sophia Kelly and Gabby Jerz. This guided lesson takes middle or high school students through the four stages of butterfly metamorphosis and is accompanied by classroom