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
An image of Drosophila eye discs and brain lobes taken during the MBL Practical Course on Developmental Biology in Quintay, Chile, in 2020 is the cover photo for the latest issue of Development. The image, taken by Tonatiuh Molina Villa, was selected by popular vote on The Node, an international community site for developmental biologists.
Whitman Center Scientists Katharine Criswell and Andrew Gillis of the University of Cambridge, U.K., co-authored a new paper in the Journal eLife. Many people don’t realize that the major components of the backbone (for example, the centra, which make up the core of the backbone) have evolved independently many, many times within vertebrate animals. A
Editor’s note, Feb. 2019: The portrait of E.E. Just is now complete and hanging in Erman Hall on the UChicago campus. The portrait was commissioned by a group of students from the University’s Biological Sciences Division. By Angela Wells O’Connor Ernest Everett Just, PhD, spent only three academic quarters on the University of Chicago campus. A professor
By Isabelle Vea University of Edinburgh/MBL Embryology course student All 24 of the 2017 Embryology course students came to Woods Hole to learn from the best scientists in the developmental biology field. We were immersed in a unique setting to interact with established and promising investigators. In general, each invited lecturer came and spent a few
By Armbien Sabillo, UC-Berkeley MBL Embryology course 2016 “THEY’RE GLOWING! THEY’RE GLOWING! THEY’RE GLO-” I stopped, blushing in the dark microscope room. It was 3 a.m., but I was completely enamored with the ball of cells under my microscope. Twelve hours ago, I added a cloud of sperm to a dish of eggs and silently