MBL – Semester in Biological Discovery

Marine Biological Laboratory
7 MBL Street
Woods Hole, MA 02541

P: (508) 289-7005

Director: David Mark-Welch

Contact: Georgia Clayton
P: (508) 289-7005

MBL – Semester in Biological Discovery

Year Program started: 2021

Max. Participants/Year: 24

Application Deadline: December 2024

Program Timeframe: Spring Semester (March 1st -May 2024)

Academic Level Targeted: college

Racial/Ethnic Focus: any racial/ethnic group

Type of Program: research, education, mentoring

Program Attributes: for credit, housing provided, meals provided, mentors/advisors provided, financial aid provided

Program Acceptance Requirements: Array

Primary Science Discipline(s) Targeted: Array

Additional Comments: Explore regeneration in axolotls, the synapses of lamprey, and camouflage in cephalopods. Work with the diverse marine organisms responsible for key advances in biology. Build your own microscope and learn cutting edge imaging techniques. The SBD program is organized as a series of four 3-week modules, each a deep dive into a subject taught by an MBL scientist who is actively engaged in research in the topic they’re teaching. Students will be conducting open-ended experiments and independent research projects, not following a lab manual with cookbook expectations. A fifth course runs across several modules and explores topics such as visual arts or the history and philosophy of science.