Marine Biological Laboratory Affiliation

  • Transforming biological discovery and education

    The MBL-UChicago partnership builds on a shared intellectual culture

    A researcher at the Marine Biological Laboratory

The University of Chicago and Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA, have a long, shared history of forging new paths in scholarship and discovery. Both are world leaders in scientific and educational innovation, drawing students and researchers from around the globe.

In July 2013, UChicago and the MBL established a formal affiliation that strengthens and builds upon the institutions' combined eminence in biological research and education.

The MBL was founded in 1888 and led by UChicago faculty members for the first four decades of its existence. The formal affiliation extends these deep ties to promote outstanding research and education programs at both institutions.