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Collecting Net. v. 7, 1932

Vol. 7. 10 numbered issues published from June 25-Aug. 27, 1932. Numbered both as issues 1-10 and issues 51-60. Issue 10 [60] includes Marine Biological Laboratory Chemical Room Formulae and Methods II, edited by Oscar W. Richards.

Created: 1932

Collecting Net. v. 6, 1931

Vol. 6. 10 numbered issues published from June 27-Aug. 29, 1931. Numbered both as issues 1-10 and issues 41-50.

Created: 1931

Collecting Net. v. 5, 1930

Vol. 5. 10 numbered issues published from June 28-Aug. 30, 1930. Numbered both as issues 1-10 and issues 31-40. Includes anniversary supplement in honor of Professor Frank R. Lillie, published June 28, 1930. Includes supplement published August 30, 1930 - Marine Biological Laboratory Chemical Room Formulae and Methods, edited by Oscar W. Richards.

Created: 1930

Collecting Net. v. 4, 1929

Vol. 4. 8 numbered issues published from July 6-Aug. 25, 1929. Includes the following supplements: Serial publications held by the Marine Biological Laboratory, June 15, 1929; "?????" news supplements vol. 1, no. 1-3, published July 25, 1929, July 29, 1929, and August 5, 1929; Woods Hole Log, vol. 1, no. 5-7, published August 19, 1929, Sept. 4, 1929, and Sept. 18, 1929.

Created: 1929

Collecting Net. v. 20, 1953

v. 20 published in August 1953

Created: 1953

Collecting Net. v. 19, 1949

v. 19, no. 1 published in Nov. 1949 as a single issue.

Created: 1949

Collecting Net. v. 2, 1927

Vol. 2. 8 numbered issues published from July 8-Aug. 27, 1927

Created: 1927

Collecting Net. v. 3, 1928

Vol. 3. 8 numbered issues published from July 7-Aug. 25, 1928. Includes Jacques Loeb Memorial Supplement

Created: 1928

Collecting Net. v. 18, 1943-1946

v. 18 issued as a single volume in November 1943. Also numbered as "Whole No. 153". July 20, 1946 issue published as v. 18, no.1. August 3, 1946 issue published as v.18, no. 2. August 17, 1946 issue published as vol. 19, no. 3.

Created: 1943-1946

Collecting Net. v. 16, 1941

Vol. 16. 10 numbered issues published from June 28-Aug. 30, 1941. Numbered both as issues 1-10 and issues 138-147.

Created: 1941

Collecting Net. v. 17, 1942

Vol. 17. 5 numbered issues published from July 4-Aug. 29, 1942. Numbered both as issues 1-5 and issues 148-152. Published biweekly.

Created: 1942

Collecting Net. v. 15, 1940

Vol. 15. 10 numbered issues published from June 29-Aug. 31, 1940. Numbered both as issues 1-10 and issues 128-137.

Created: 1940

Collecting Net. v. 14, 1939

Vol. 14. 9 numbered issues published from July 8-Sept. 2, 1939. Numbered both as issues 1-9 and issues 118-126. Includes "Hurricane Number", dated March 1939.

Created: 1939

Collecting Net. v. 13, 1938

Vol. 13. 8 numbered issues published from July 16-Sept. 3, 1938. Numbered both as issues 1-8 and issues 110-117.

Created: 1938

Collecting Net. v. 12, 1937

Vol. 12. 9 numbered issues published from July 3-Aug. 28, 1937. Numbered both as issues 1-9 and issues 101-109.

Created: 1937

Collecting Net. v. 1, 1926

Vol. 1. 6 numbered issues (no. 1 without title) published from July 21-Aug. 26, 1926

Created: 1926

Collecting Net. v. 10, 1935

Vol. 10. 10 numbered issues published from July 6-Sept. 7, 1935. Numbered both as issues 1-10 and issues 82-91.

Created: 1935

Collecting Net, third series, vol. 6, no. 1, Spring 2010

Marine Biological Laboratory Employee newsletter

Created: 2010

Collecting Net, third series, vol. 7, no. 1, Fall 2011

Marine Biological Laboratory Employee newsletter

Created: 2011

Collecting Net, third series, vol. 4, no. 3, Fall 2008

Marine Biological Laboratory Employee newsletter

Created: 2008

Collecting Net, third series, vol. 5, no. 2, Fall/Winter 2009

Marine Biological Laboratory Employee newsletter

Created: 2009

Collecting Net, third series, vol. 6, no. 2, Fall 2010

Marine Biological Laboratory Employee newsletter

Created: 2010

James David Ebert (1921-2001)

James David Ebert (1921-2001)

James David Ebert studied the developmental processes of chicks and of viruses in the US during the twentieth century. He also helped build and grow many research institutions, such as the Department of Embryology in the Carnegie Institution of Washington in Baltimore, Maryland and the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. When few biologists studied the biochemistry of embryos, Ebert built programs and courses around the foci of biochemistry and genetics, especially with regards to embryology. He eventually directed the MBL's Embryology Course, and later, the MBL itself.

Ebert was born on 11 December 1921 in the town of Bentleyville, Pennsylvania. He attended public schools while growing up and then graduated from Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, Pennsylvania in 1942. Not long after graduation he joined the United States Navy and eventually became a lieutenant. Ebert was stationed on a destroyer in the Pacific Ocean that was attacked by a kamikaze pilot. The destroyer sank and Ebert spent twenty-four hours in the ocean until being rescued. Afterwards, as a biologist, Ebert befriended and trained several Japanese developmental biologists.

In 1946 Ebert began working towards his PhD in developmental biology under the instruction of Benjamin Willier at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. In the same year he married Alma Goodwin, who was a Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency during the war. Ebert received his PhD in 1950 and immediately became a member of the faculty at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. After one year at MIT, Ebert moved to Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Ebert became an associate professor of zoology by 1955, and he had started a program of experimental embryology. He studied chick embryos and the processes by which the protein make-up of the embryos changed throughout development.

Six years after receiving his PhD, Ebert became the director of the Carnegie Institution of Washington's Department of Embryology, in Baltimore, Maryland. Prior to Ebert's term as director, the department had had three other directors. The Institution's president, Caryl Haskins, had contemplated closing the department and starting something new. However, with some persuasion from Willier, Haskins spoke with Ebert and decided to give him the opportunity to run the department. Ebert and Haskins agreed that the department needed to focus on the study of genes and their regulation as well as the ways cells influence one another. Haskins said that Ebert's youth and enthusiastic personality made Haskins believe that Ebert would provide a fresh perspective to the department.

Ebert argued that it was his job to recognize and to recruit new talent and then support them in their work. He stressed the use of biochemistry and genetics, which in the 1960s blended together to form molecular biology. During this time, Ebert started to study the relationship between muscle cell differentiation and the propensity to infection in the Rous sarcoma virus.

While still director of the Carnegie embryology department, in 1970 Ebert also became the president and nonresident director of the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) at Woods Hole. At the MBL he researched, with Keiko Ozato, the response of murine lymphocytes to mitogens.

In 1977 Ebert ended his term at the Carnegie Department of Embryology, but he remained the director of the MBL. From 1978 until 1987, Ebert lived in Washington, D.C., and he was the president of the whole Carnegie Institution of Washington. As the institution's president, he made the decision to help build a large optical telescope in Chile at Las Campanas Observatory, and he worked towards the creation of a common campus for both Carnegie departments in Washington.

Ebert remained involved with scientific institutions for the rest of his life. When leaving one institution, he found another one to join. He retired from the Carnegie Institution in 1987 and became the president of the Chesapeake Bay Institute at the Johns Hopkins University, where he was a professor of biology for six years. Ebert was elected to many societies including the National Academy of Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Institute of Medicine. He was the vice president of the National Academy of Sciences from 1981 through 1993 and he also chaired its Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable from 1987 through 1993. His colleagues elected him as president of the Society for the Study of Development and Growth, the American Institute of Biological Sciences, and the American Society of Zoologists.

In retirement, Ebert and his wife Alma spent half of each year in Woods Hole and at the MBL. Ebert and Alma died on 22 May 2001 in an automobile accident while en route to Woods Hole.

Sources

  1. DeHaan, Robert L., and James D. Ebert. "Morphogenesis." Annual Review of Physiology 26 (1964): 15–46.
  2. Ebert, James D. "An analysis of the effects of anti-organ sera on the development, in vitro, of the early chick blastoderm." Journal of Experimental Zoology 115 (1950): 351–77.
  3. Ebert, James D. "An analysis of the synthesis and distribution of the contractile protein, myosin, in the development of the heart." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 39 (1953): 333–44.
  4. Ebert, James D. "The effects of chorioallantoic transplants of adult chicken tissues on homologous tissues of the host chick embryo." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 40 (1954): 337–47.
  5. Ebert, James D. "The formation of muscle and muscle-like elements in the chorioallantoic membrane following inoculation of a mixture of cardiac microsomes and Rous sarcoma virus." Journal of Experimental Zoology 142 (1959): 587–621.
  6. Ebert, James D., and Ian M. Sussex. Interacting Systems in Development. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1970.
  7. Ebert, James D., and Fred H. Wilt. "Animal Viruses and Embryos." The Quarterly Review of Biology 35 (1960): 261–312.
  8. Obituaries. "Jim and Alma Ebert." Marine Biological Laboratory. http://www.mbl.edu/news/obit/obit_ebert.html (Accessed December 8, 2007).
  9. Ozato, Keiko, William H. Adler, and James D. Ebert. "Synergism of bacterial lipopolysaccharides and concanavalin A in the activation of thymic lymphocytes." Cellular Immunology 17 (1975): 532–41.
  10. Singer, Maxine. "James David Ebert." Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 148 (2004): 124–27.

James David Ebert studied the developmental processes of chicks and of viruses in the US during the twentieth century. He also helped build and grow many research institutions, such as the Department of Embryology in the Carnegie Institution of Washington in Baltimore, Maryland and the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. When few biologists studied the biochemistry of embryos, Ebert built programs and courses around the foci of biochemistry and genetics, especially with regards to embryology.

Created: 2008-09-12

Embryology Course Photograph 2003

Students and faculty in the 2003 Embryology Course at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA

Created: 2007