65th Reunion

July 22-24, 2016 All former Grass Fellows, Trustees, Forbes Lectures are cordially invited to attend.
For more information go to www.mbl.edu/grass-reunion. or visit us on Facebook
painting by Haleh Fotowat GF 2010

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Spend a summer at the MBL doing your independent research, all expenses paid! Application deadline: Dec.5. Click for more information.Depicted is Drew Friedman GF2015

Grass Fellowship Program

Kamran Khodakhah of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Matt Kittleberger of Gettysburg College lead the Grass Fellowship Program, which supports investigator-designed, independent research projects by scientists early in their careers. The hallmark program of the Grass Foundation, many Grass Fellows have gone on to become leaders in neuroscience.

2015 Eppendorf Prize Winner

2014 Grass Fellow, Shigheki Watanabe wins prestigious Eppendorf Prize. He now has his own lab at Johns Hopkins.

Cover Story

Composite image of a salamander (Eurycea guttolineata) capturing a cricket with high-speed tongue projection. The cricket's velocity is such that, were the salamander to project at the delayed neural image formed on the retina, it would miss the cricket by a full body length. Salamanders aim their tongues by using linear extrapolation to estimate future prey position, thereby compensating for internal delays from both visual and motor processing. For more information, see the article by Borghuis and Leonardo (GF 2007).

Grass Fellowship Program

Alberto Pereda of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Director 2012-2014) and Jade Zee Northeastern University (Associate Director 2010-2013) led the Grass Fellowship Program, which supports investigator-designed, independent research projects by scientists early in their careers. The hallmark program of the Grass Foundation, many Grass Fellows have gone on to become leaders in neuroscience. Current Director is Kamran Khodakhah and Matt Kittelberger serves as Associate Director.

Forming Lasting Connections

Grass Fellows function as both an intellectual and social group during their summer at the MBL. Scholarly activities like a weekly private seminar series offer extraordinary opportunities for professional networking with prominent scientists, while social events ranging from an expedition on the MBL’s collecting boat, Gemma, to weekly dinners, to the annual July 4th parade allow fellows to grow not only scientifically, but develop friendships that span a lifetime.

Networking Inside & Outside the Lab

Fellows host a traditional New England clambake for Grass Foundation Trustees and the Forbes Lecturer, a high-profile scientist who works alongside fellows in the Grass Lab. The clambake is held at the MBL cottages, where fellows and their families reside along along with other members of the MBL scientific community.

65th Anniversary Reunion

July 22-24, 2016

"Please register here!" http://www.mbl.edu/grass-reunion/registration/

 

For more information check the reunion website http://www.mbl.edu/grass-reunion/ and the Reunion Facebook Page


 

The 14-week Grass Fellowship Program provides early-career investigators with an unparalleled opportunity to develop and conduct independent neuroscience research projects within the vibrant scientific community of the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), Woods Hole. Fellows function as both an intellectual and social group during their stay and routinely interact with prominent scientists to build a support network of peers and researchers in their field. Former fellows have called the program: “the most enriching experience of my early scientific life,” “the greatest training experience imaginable,” and "one of the most important experiences of my career.”

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