MBL Receives $10M through Bond Bill for Imaging Innovation Initiative

Confocal image of a squid embryo. Nuclei are stained blue, neural structures are red and cilia on the surface of the embryo are stained green. Credit: Davalyn Powell/MBL Embryology Course

WOODS HOLE – The Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole will receive $10 million from the state for its Imaging Innovation Initiative.

The funding was earmarked by the Legislature in the $473 million Massachusetts Life Sciences Bond Bill recently signed by Gov. Charlie Baker.

The new initiative will be devoted to developing and disseminating new instrumentation, techniques and computational tools to advance major biological breakthroughs and help answer questions facing the life sciences community.

The capital funding from the state through the bill is expected to unlock further funding in additional support to the MBL through public and private partners.

“We greatly appreciate the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ commitment to cultivating strong partnerships with leading research institutions like the Marine Biological Laboratory,” said Robert Zimmer, President of the University of Chicago and Chairman of the MBL Board of Trustees.

“The capital funding provided for in this bill will not only help to drive our understanding of biology, but will also leverage partnerships to increase the vibrancy of the Cape Cod scientific community year-round.”

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