Dear FHL friends and supporters,
Happy Holidays! I hope that you enjoyed the long Thanksgiving weekend. We have so much to be thankful here at Friday Harbor Laboratories! It has been a difficult year in so many ways in our country, but here at FHL, the UW College of the Environment and the University of Washington, we continue to strive for excellence, diversity, equity and inclusion.
It’s October 1st and our FHL Autumn Marine Biology Quarter and Pelagic Ecosystem Function Apprenticeship are off to fine starts! We’re happy to also be hosting the Three Seas undergraduate students at FHL for diving, molecular work, research, and learning about the unique environment here on San Juan Island.
We start the FHL Seminar Series for the summer with:
John Wares, University of Georgia
“RNA expression and disease tolerance are associated with a “keystone mutation” in the ochre sea star Pisaster ochraceus”
William Kem, University of Florida
“Paranemertes Toxin as a Template for Designing New Drugs?”
Join us every Wenesday at 7:00 pm in the Commons.
Paul Illg Distinguished Lectureship
Dr. Lauren Mullineaux, a biological oceanographer, Senior Scientist and Chair of the Biology Department at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, will present two lectures.
Public lecture: Monday June 26, 7pm San Juan Community Theater, “Are deep-sea hydrothermal vent communities resilient to disturbance?”
Scientific lecture: Wednesday June 28, 7pm FHL Commons, “Larval behavior in response to cues in a dynamic ocean.”
Please join us for a memorial celebration of Gene Kozloff at FHL on Saturday July 29, 3pm-6.
Happy May Day to our FHL friends and family!
On Friday night, we had a lovely meal celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the FHL Advancement Board. This enthusiastic group of FHL supporters was the brilliant foresight of previous Director Dennis Willows and friend and supporter Bob Lundeen.