Category: The MBL Global Community

Fourteen MBL Affiliates Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Fourteen MBL Affiliates Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

MBL Society Members Thoru Pederson and James P. Collins, who also co-directs the MBL-ASU History of Biology seminars, are among 14 MBL-affiliated scientists who have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honorary societies. All were elected to the Academy’s Biological Sciences division. These

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MBL Alumnus Receives Shaw Prize for Contributions to Optogenetics

MBL Alumnus Receives Shaw Prize for Contributions to Optogenetics

Giro Miesenböck, an alumnus of the MBL’s Optical Microscopy and Imaging in the Biomedical Sciences course (1994), is a co-recipient of the 2020 Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine for conducting fundamental research in the development of optogenetics, a revolutionary tool in neuroscience research. Miesenböck, who is based at the University of Oxford, shares

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Twelve MBL Affiliates Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Twelve MBL Affiliates Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Twelve members of the MBL’s research, education, and alumni communities have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in recognition of their “distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.” Election to the Academy is widely considered a mark of excellence in science, and is one of the highest honors a scientist can attain.

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Promega Corp. Product Approved for Use with CDC’s COVID-19 Test | Wisconsin State Journal

Promega Corp. Product Approved for Use with CDC's COVID-19 Test | Wisconsin State Journal

Promega supports the MBL in a variety of ways, including donating molecular cell biology resources to the MBL courses through the Scientific Vendor Partnership program. By Shelley K. Mesch A Promega Corp. product received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to be used in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s test for

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