The Eugene Bell Center for Regenerative Biology and Tissue Engineering (AKA the "Bell Center") was founded at the MBL is 2010. The Bell Center is named for pioneering scientist in tissue engineering and long-time MBL summer researcher, Eugene Bell, who developed a system for growing skin grafts for burn victims. Bell also devised ways to grow 'skin equivalents' for blood vessels or organ tissue. His research led to what is now known as regenerative medicine. After an auspicious start, the Bell Center has developed into a home for scientists working across a variety of areas. While the other two centers at the MBL focus on the macro scale (the Ecosystems Center) and the micro scale (the The Josephine Bay Paul Center for Comparative Molecular Biology and Evolution), the Bell Center focuses on the meso scale - covering a wide range of cellular and organismal science.
Facemire, Challie. 2018. "Eugene Bell Center for Regenerative Biology and Tissue Engineering 2010-2018." MBL History Project digital exhibit. https://history.archives.mbl.edu/exploring/exhibits/eugene-bell-center-regenerative-biology-and-tissue-engineering-2010-2018