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Marine Biological Laboratory

The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) is an international center for research, education, and training in biology. The oldest private marine laboratory in the country, the MBL currently supports a year-round staff of more than 275 scientists and support staff working in such fields as cell and developmental biology, ecology, microbiology, molecular evolution, global infectious disease, neurobiology, and sensory physiology. Each summer, an additional 1400 scientists and advanced students from around the world come to the MBL to conduct research and take courses. Many study the diverse and abundant marine organisms found in local waters. The laboratory's educational program, which consists of six major summer courses and approximately one dozen special topics courses throughout the year, plays a significant role in training the world's experimental biologists. To date, more than 50 Nobel Laureates have conducted research, taught, or taken courses at the MBL.

The MBL does not discriminate with regard to research and educational opportunities nor in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic predisposition or carrier status, physical or mental disability, or veteran status. In addition, we are committed to the prevention and elimination of sexual harassment as well as other forms of unlawful harassment in the workplace. Through training programs and open communications, MBL strives to educate its employees, students, faculty, and visitors on these important issues.

Opportunities at the MBL

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graduate-level courses in embryology, physiology, neurobiology, microbiology, and parasitology

The MBL offers advanced, graduate-level courses in embryology, physiology, neurobiology, microbiology, and parasitology for six to nine weeks each summer. (Photo by Kevin Begos)