|It's Paris, It's Mecca, It's a Dream. Former students wax
poetic when they reflect on their MBL days.
The MBL offers advanced, graduate-level courses in
embryology, physiology, neurobiology, microbiology, reproduction, and
parasitology for six to eight weeks each summer.
2014 Summer Courses
Biology of Parasitism: Modern
Directors: Kirk Deitsch and Gary Ward
A unique course for advanced graduate students, postdocs, and
independent investigators, who are seeking thorough training in modern
approaches to the study of protozoan and helminthic parasites.
& Techniques in Modern Developmental Biology
Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado, and Richard R. Behringer
intensive six-week laboratory and lecture course for advanced graduate
students, postdoctoral fellows, and more senior researchers who seek a
broad and balanced view of the modern issues of developmental biology.
Frontiers in Reproduction
Section Directors: Lane Christenson, Rafael Fissore, and Lawrence Reynolds
An intensive six-week laboratory and lecture course designed for advanced graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, newly independent scientists and physicians who seek training in modern state-of-the-art methods and a broad view of current concepts in all areas of reproductive biology.
Directors: Jared R. Leadbetter and Dianne K. Newman
An intensive 6.5 week course for graduate students, postdoctoral scholars and established investigators who aim to learn how to cultivate and genetically manipulate metabolically and phylogenetically diverse microorganisms. Students will also be exposed to state-of-the-art imaging and bioinformatic techniques used to study not-yet-cultivated microbes. Guest lecturers from a wide array of microbiology subfields will contribute to enhancing the intellectual richness of the course.
Neural Systems &
and Hans A. Hofmann
An intensive eight-week laboratory and lecture
focusing on the neural basis of behavior, including the cellular and
levels, sensory and motor systems, neurogenetics, and the analysis of
systems. Intended for graduate students, postdoctoral students, and
investigators who wish to gain a broad perspective on neural systems
they produce behavior.
Davis, and Timothy A. Ryan
An intensive and comprehensive laboratory-oriented course in cellular
and molecular neurobiology intended primarily for advanced doctoral or
postdoctoral students and for clinical scientists who have completed
their residency training and are beginning independent research
careers. Established investigators interested in acquiring expertise in
areas of neurobiology beyond their own research specialty will also be
Physiology: Modern Cell
Biology Using Microscopic, Biochemical and Computational Approaches
Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, Wallace F. Marshall, and Rob Phillips
An intensive laboratory course that provides a unique interdisciplinary
training environment at the interface between cellular and
computational biology. Students with backgrounds in both the biological
and physical/computational sciences are encouraged to apply.
Special Topics Courses
These intensive educational programs, one to four weeks long, provide
experience in specialized research techniques. Lecture and laboratory
courses in topics of current interest are also available.