A Renaissance of Biological Discovery: Update from Woods Hole
Join Dr. Nipam Patel, Director of the Marine Biological Laboratory, for the latest news from Woods Hole, MA.
About the Event
Join us for a public lecture and conversation with Dr. Nipam Patel about the latest developments in the biological sciences happening at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA.
Marine organisms have contributed to scientific discovery that have made significant contributions to environmental and human conditions. From the study of ecosystems to cell regeneration and the microbiome, aquatic research organisms provide a new frontier for the study of our most pressing biological questions. Together, we will explore how marine biology is providing a new frontier for the study of our most pressing questions.
Dr. Nipam Patel
Director, Marine Biological Laboratory
Nipam Patel, Ph.D., is Director of the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) and a Professor at the University of Chicago. He joined the MBL in 2018 from University of California, Berkeley, where he was Professor and Co-chair of the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology. He is a leading scholar in modern evolutionary and developmental biology with specific focus on the evolution of body patterning and segmentation, regeneration of the germline, and structural coloration. His scientific expertise encompasses the development of novel, genetic model organisms for biological study, which can reveal much about human biology; and the application of advanced imaging technologies to probe the fundamental dynamics of living systems. Patel is the 20th scientist to serve as MBL Director since its founding in 1888.