The Marine Biology Research Division (MBRD) at Scripps Institution of Oceanography (University of California, San Diego campus) consists of research laboratories in the fields of cell and developmental biology, ecology and evolutionary biology, microbiology and physiology of marine organisms.

There are opportunities for Visiting Scholars, postdoctoral fellows and postgraduate students within the more than 20 laboratories, which are mainly housed at Hubbs Hall.

MBRD News

The seaweed Digenea simplex on the beach. Photo: Toshiaki Teruya/University of Ryukyus, Japan

Scientists Develop New Production Method for Seaweed Chemical Used in Brain Research
Researchers find an affordable and effective way to produce kainic acid, an important natural chemical used by neuroscientists

Scripps marine ecologist Jennifer Smith has been cultivating Asparagopsis taxiformis seaweed. Photo: Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego

Around the Pier: Usurp the Burp
How seaweed could help curb cow burps—one of California’s greatest sources of methane emissions

Daniel Conley and other Scripps students conduct field work aboard R/V Robert Gordon Sproul. Photo: Cody Gallo

Scripps Student Spotlight: Daniel Conley
Marine biology graduate student is studying how corals react to different environmental conditions