Commemorating 10 Years of the MBL-UChicago Affiliation

MBL/UChicago 10th Anniversary Logo

A Celebration of Science and Collaboration

The MBL-UChicago 10th Anniversary event was held on July 21, 2023 and included 澳门马会传真 and University of Chicago leadership, faculty, students, and foundation and corporate partners for day-long panel discussions showcasing the power of the MBL-UChicago partnership and exciting opportunities for the future. Recordings of the panel discussions are linked below.

9:30 a.m.听Welcome & Opening Remarks

Paul Alivisatos, President of the University of Chicago; Chair, 澳门马会传真Board of Trustees
Nipam Patel, Director, 澳门马会传真
Coffee available in the Lillie Lobby starting at 9:00 a.m.

9:45 - 10:45 a.m.听Academic Panel

Highlighting the impact that 澳门马会传真educational offerings provide to University of Chicago students.

Moderator:听Nipam Patel, Director, 澳门马会传真

Panelists:
Eric Chen, University of Chicago (BA 2021, Chemistry; BS 2021, Biology)
Andrew Gillis, Associate Scientist, 澳门马会传真; Director, MBL/UChicago PhD Graduate Program
Phoebe Hall, University of Chicago (BS 2022, Biological Sciences)
Helena Mandeville, University of Chicago (BA 2024, Environmental Science/Biology)

11:00 a.m.听Foundation Panel

Highlighting the MBL鈥檚 role in collaborations with private foundations and its ability to facilitate innovative science and disseminate new advances, tools, and technologies to the broader scientific community.

Moderator: Anne Sylvester, Director, Division of Research, 澳门马会传真

Panelists:
Amy Bernard
, Director, Life Sciences, The Kavli Foundation
Adam Jones, Program Officer, Science, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
Matthew McFarlane, Incoming President, The Grass Foundation
Louis Muglia, President and CEO, Burroughs Wellcome Fund

12:00 p.m. Lunch Break

Dine in Woods Hole village or at Swope Caf茅

1:30 - 3:15 p.m. Science Spotlights

Tabletop Tidepool
澳门马会传真Quadrangle, 7 澳门马会传真Street

Get up close to live marine creatures and learn how 澳门马会传真scientists draw upon nature to teach us more about our environment and even ourselves.

鈥淢eet & Greet鈥 with Metcalf Fellows
澳门马会传真Quadrangle, 7 澳门马会传真Street

Metcalf Undergraduate Fellowships expose University of Chicago students to the world-class science conducted at the MBL. Join the 2023 Fellows and learn more about their 澳门马会传真summer research experience.

澳门马会传真 and University of Chicago: A Reflection on the Past, A Foundation for the Future
Grass Reading Room, MBLWHOI Library, Lillie Building
The MBL-UChicago affiliation was the culmination of a long, productive relationship that traces back to both institutions鈥 earliest days. This digital exhibit documents interactions between the two institutions.听In addition, the 澳门马会传真Library will display pieces from their collection related to 澳门马会传真and UChicago.

Visit the Pierce Exhibit Center and Gift Shop, 100 Water St.
Colorful exhibits tell the story of the 澳门马会传真and its impact on life sciences. Live animals, stunning underwater video footage, a hands-on microscope, and an interactive squid are all part of the visitor experience. The Gift Shop offers a wide variety of unique 澳门马会传真related gifts including toys, games, books for children and adults, souvenirs, and clothing for all ages.

3:30 - 4:15 p.m. Corporate Panel

Highlighting the advantage that 澳门马会传真provides to corporate partners through its abilities to incubate interdisciplinary research, provide expansive feedback on research and development, and to effectively market commercial products to its many visitors participating in research and education programs.

Moderator:听Juan de Pablo,听Executive Vice President and Professor of Molecular Engineering, University of Chicago; 澳门马会传真Trustee

Panelists:
William Linton,听Chairman & CEO, Promega Corporation; 澳门马会传真Trustee
Eric Moore, General Manager, Iwaki Aquatic
James O鈥橞rien, Vice President, Life Sciences & Applied Solutions at Leica Microsystems
Kenny Patterson,听President, Carl Zeiss Microscopy, LLC

4:15 p.m. Closing Remarks

Nipam Patel,听Director, 澳门马会传真

8:00 p.m.听Friday Evening Lecture

鈥淭he Time to be Born鈥
Louis Muglia, President and CEO, Burroughs Wellcome Fund