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.


Peacock spider Maratus robinsoni. Photo courtesy coauthor Jurgen Otto.

Studying Nature’s Smallest Rainbows, Produced by Peacock Spiders, May Inspire New Optical Technologies
Intense rainbow iridescence found to come from specialized scales on the spiders

Boy peers into an aqaurium tank

Research in Action: New Exhibit at Birch Aquarium
Exhibit doubles as a working laboratory for Scripps Oceanography scientists


New Study Suggests Overfishing in One of World’s Most Productive Fishing Regions
Scripps-led study finds over capacity in Gulf of California’s small-scale fisheries