<![endif][if lt IE 9]>< ![endif] Congratulations to the 2019 Grass Fellowship recipients! These early-career scientists will spend the upcoming summer at the MBL pursuing a self-designed, independent research project. The Grass Fellows function as an intellectual and social group within the MBL scientific community while sharing research space in the storied Grass Lab. This years’
Here’s a (widely circulated!) shout-out to MBL scientist Michael Shribak’s OI-DIC microscope from Dyche Mullins of University of California, San Francisco (and former MBL Physiology course co-director). For no particular reason, here is a beautiful movie of meiosis in a crane fly (Nephrotoma suturalis) spermatocyte, imaged by quantitative phase microscopy (OI-DIC microscope). I cribbed this
By Mark Wolverton
After nearly 40 years as a fishing and specimen-collecting vessel, the MBL’s hardy Gemma is getting a major upgrade and a redefined mission.
A jawless fish called the lamprey is known for its resilience: after its spinal cord is severed, it can regrow part of its central nervous system and resume swimming normally. Now, [MBL] scientists have discovered that the sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) can repeat the feat even if the same site is re-injured. Read more …
.et_post_meta_wrapper This article highlights some of the advances in scientific research and innovation at the University of Chicago and its affiliated labs last year, including from the labs of MBL’s Jennifer Morgan and Amy Gladfelter. This year brought us discoveries, developments and advances that uncovered new knowledge and informed fields of research. In 2018, we
The late MBL scientist Osamu Shimomura, 2008 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, is in this list. By Ashley Yeager The scientific community said goodbye to a number of leading researchers this year. Read more … Photo: Aequorea victoria, the species of jellyfish Osamu Shimomura used to isolate green fluorescent protein. © ISTOCK.COM, GARYKAVANAGH Source: Those We
MBL scientist Loretta Roberson is collaborating with Scott Lindell of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Cottage City Oysters to test different seaweeds as buffers for hatcheries against acidification. By Doreen Leggett CHATHAM –Although it was years ago, Dan Martino well remembers how hatcheries in the Pacific Northwest watched their shellfish seed die, ravaged by ocean
In most soil microbial communities, the controls on growth and metabolism are poorly understood and are simply too complex to be included in computer models of climate, soil fertility for agriculture, or waste management. To determine the principles by which soil microbial communities function under varying environmental constraints, development of a scalable biogeochemical modeling approach
Octopus, squid, and cuttlefish are extraordinary animals in many ways. Although they are soft-bodied creatures related to sea slugs and clams, they engage in sophisticated behaviors that can eerily resemble vertebrate intelligence. In 2015, Joshua Rosenthal of the MBL, Eli Eisenberg of Tel Aviv University and colleagues discovered a striking trait in squid: They edit
By Kenneth Chang Osamu Shimomura, who shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2008 for his discovery of a glowing jellyfish protein that is now ubiquitous in biomedical research, died on Friday in Nagasaki, Japan. He was 90. Nagasaki University, his alma mater, announced his death. “Osamu was a quiet and brilliant researcher,” Martin L.