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Ocean Genome Legacy at Northeastern University

Check out this great video about the Ocean Genome Legacy (OGL), which relocated to the Marine Science Center in January.

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Why bacteria are beautiful, and why we need them

In a special event on Monday, Nobel Laureate and Northeastern Distinguished University Professor Sir Richard Roberts spoke of his love of bacteria.

Q&A with Sir Richard J. Roberts

The NU student newspaper, “The Huntington News” recently sat down with Ocean Genome Legacy founder and new Distinguished Professor in the College of Science, and here’s what he had to say.

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Energy budgets: All organisms are not created equal

Graduate student Allison Matzelle and colleagues look at how some species of the same genus may fare better than others in a changing climate

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Predicting climate change: Testing a model

Professor Brian Helmuth and colleagues in Italy continue to test models predicting climate change over space and time


The heat of the matter: Population dynamics in marine snails

Do marine snails really stress about heat? MSC researchers look into what separates populations of whelks along northwest Atlantic coast.

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Immunity on the reef: Staghorn coral, its symbionts, and white band disease

Many coral reefs around the globe suffer from white band disease. Researchers at the MSC are looking into the innate immune system of some of these Acroporid corals.

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Ocean acidification and oysters in the Chesapeake Bay

Research on the effects of ocean acidification on shelled organisms by MSC Associate Professor Justin Ries was recently featured by Fox News.


MSC and OGL featured on WGBH’s “Greater Boston”

WGBH recently traveled to Nahant to check out the Marine Science Center and the Ocean Genome Legacy.


Where Go the Oysters Go the Parasites

Ever wonder how a parasite finds its host in the ocean or why some hosts have more parasites than others? According to a recent study, it may be simpler than you think.

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