The MBL is offering a new internship opportunity to Massachusetts students: The Blue Economy Internship Program (BEIP). BEIP, which is open to students attending Massachusetts public high schools, community colleges, and state colleges and universities, offers experiential learning opportunities, from research to communications. It is supported by a grant from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Students
By Emily Greenhalgh This image from Grass Fellow Carola Städele, Illinois State University, shows the “brain” of an adult male dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis). Städele is interested in learning what sensory cues ticks use to find and select hosts, with an emphasis on identifying the neuronal process involved in detecting those sensory cues. According to
Since 1893, students from around the world have congregated at the Marine Biological Laboratory for the popular Embryology Advanced Research Training Course. The students in this year’s course, Embryology Concepts & Techniques in Modern Developmental Biology, have produced some eye-catching images during their time in Woods Hole. This image of the arthropod Springtail (Collembola) was
The United Nations observes the International Day of Biological Diversity annually on May 22 to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues and how human impacts such as climate change are affecting the health, vitality, and longevity of ecosystems around the globe. By Emily Greenhalgh A changing climate means changing habitats. For the Plum Island
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: the dynamics of gastrulation and neurulation in an ascidian; and cortical septin dynamics during polarization in early C. elegans embryos. Since
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.