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Undaunted, Grass Fellows Explore Neural Systems — from Ticks to Alligators

Undaunted, Grass Fellows Explore Neural Systems -- from Ticks to Alligators

Like all of MBL’s summer programs, the Grass Fellowships in neuroscience were deferred last year due to the pandemic. Waiting no more, five of the 10 accepted fellows arrived at MBL last May, eager to carry out their independent research projects on animal systems ranging from ticks to squid to alligators. “The fellows had to

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Undergraduate Researchers Spend Successful Summer at MBL

Undergraduate Researchers Spend Successful Summer at MBL

Defying the odds, 13 undergraduates spent their summer at MBL conducting faculty-mentored research, presenting their results to the community on Aug. 17. “Among our peers, MBL was one of the only institutions that was able to bring in students this summer,” said MBL Education Director Linda Hyman, referring to the MBL’s commitment to safely host

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Season Opener: UChicago’s Spring Quarter at MBL Leads Off

Season Opener: UChicago's Spring Quarter at MBL Leads Off

The MBL’s spring and summer educational season has begun! We are excited to see the campus coming alive again, after months of careful planning. On March 21, the season started when 12 University of Chicago undergraduates arrived for their MBL Spring Quarter. This program builds on the success of the inaugural MBL Autumn Quarter – which

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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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