March 27: A Message from Nipam Patel

Dear Colleagues – Thanks to the collaboration and cooperation of our entire staff, the MBL has rapidly implemented important steps in the battle against COVID-19. The attention and planning that each of you has paid to your specific responsibilities—whether they be in research, facilities, or administration—and your adaptation to change has been remarkable. Because of […]

March 24: MBL Conferences Update

The MBL is closely monitoring the public health situation related to novel coronavirus (COVID-19). All Spring 2020 conferences have been canceled or postponed. A list of upcoming conferences can be viewed here. Please contact the Conference Services Department at with questions.

March 23: Coronavirus Update – “Stay at Home” Order for Massachusetts

Dear Colleagues – Today, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker issued a statewide emergency order requiring the closure of all non-essential businesses and organizations beginning 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 24 effective through 12:00 noon April 7. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has also issued a “stay-at-home” advisory until April 7. Businesses are encouraged to continue operations remotely. View press release here. The […]

March 20: Coronavirus Update for Employees

Dear Colleagues, As we close out our first week of reduced on-campus staffing, I want to thank all of our faculty and staff for your cooperation, adaptability, and commitment to the MBL. The Coronavirus has disrupted daily life for every member of our community and has required each of us to significantly adapt to ensure […]

March 20: Update on COVID-19 to Whitman Center Scientists

Dear Whitman Scientists, I hope that you, your families, and colleagues are safe and healthy.  I am writing to update you on the Marine Biological Laboratory’s plans for the Whitman Center program during the COVID-19 crisis.  At the moment, the MBL is open and research staff are active, although at reduced levels on campus.  If […]