April 13: Update for Microbial Diversity Faculty and Staff

Dear Microbial Diversity faculty and staff, It is with regret that I write to inform you that the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) is cancelling the 2020 Microbial Diversity course. As I am sure you are aware, the circumstances surrounding the coronavirus global health emergency have triggered a series of events that require travel constraints, stay […]

April 9: Coronavirus Update – CARES Act and Retirement Plan | Blue Cross Blue Shield

Dear Colleagues – I’m writing with COVID19-related updates regarding two MBL benefits—TIAA Retirement Plans and Blue Cross Blue Shield Medical Plans. TIAA As you are likely aware, last month Congress passed a stimulus package called the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to help Americans during the Coronavirus pandemic. Listed below are some […]

March 4: COVID-19 Update to Course Directors

Dear Course Directors, MBL Director Nipam Patel and I thought it was important to communicate with you all on the ongoing coronavirus outbreak situation. Please be aware that we are carefully monitoring the situation and our authoritative sources of information (likely similar to your home institutions) are the CDC and the state health department, in […]

April 3: A Message from Nipam Patel

Dear Friends, As our nation comes together to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, all of us have been called to fundamentally alter our lives. At the MBL, faculty and staff have had to rethink how we work, conduct research, and collaborate, all on a short timeline. Thanks to the intensive efforts of our entire community, the […]

April 2: MBL Children’s Camp Update

In recent weeks, the MBL has taken a number of measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health and safety of our entire community. Among them has been the difficult decisions to cancel our spring and early summer educational programs. To that end, the MBL children’s summer camp has also been cancelled […]