GMGI News and Announcements

(GLOUCESTER, MA) The red sea urchin (Mesocentrotus franciscanus) is one of the earth’s longest-living animals, reported to live more than 100 years without showing signs of aging. To further understand the genetic underpinnings of longevity and negligible aging, researchers at

(GLOUCESTER, MA) Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute (GMGI), a 501c3 non-profit addressing critical challenges facing our oceans, human health, and the environment through innovative scientific research and education, announced the appointment of Dr. Andrew Gardner as the organization’s inaugural Chief Scientific

(GLOUCESTER, MA) Over the course of several months, GMGI has seen consecutive achievements across all areas of its ambitious mission, the latest being a milestone for the organization which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. GMGI was awarded $1M

(GLOUCESTER, MA) Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute (GMGI) and Sherlock Biosciences have received a Phase 1 award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. The organizations are collaborating to develop sensitive, field-deployable CRISPR-based diagnostic tools

(GLOUCESTER, MA) Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute (GMGI) and Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston (BGCB) have joined forces to bring STEM enrichment opportunities to Boston-area youth. Together, the organizations will create new opportunities for Club members to learn about the

Earlier this month, GMGI researchers Matt Harke, Ph.D. and Jennifer Polinski attended the 2023 ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. This conference brings thousands of aquatic and marine scientists under one roof for five days of scientific

In May, GMGI researchers’ manuscript Rapid detection of DNA and RNA shrimp viruses using CRISPR-based diagnostics was accepted to the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology. The paper describes the successful development of two new and improved rapid laboratory tests that detect two

Photo credit: Francois Studios A few short days after completing their three-month internships, the Gloucester Biotechnology Academy’s Class of 2023’s first cohort celebrated their graduation. Friends, family, GMGI staff, mentors, and internship partners gathered at the Cape Ann Museum to recognize

Photo credit: Martin Del Vecchio In April, GMGI researchers and Academy instructors set up stations of STEM activities inside Gloucester High School’s auditorium as part of Gloucester Education Foundation’s “Power of Play” event. Riss Kellogg, Ph.D., Sadie Salazar, Zach Dench, Madeleine Harlan,

Gloucester Biotechnology Academy instructors have taken ‘STEM on the Road’ with recent stops at Gloucester’s O’Maley Innovation Middle School and Salem Academy. Over two weeks, groups of 8th graders at O’Maley learned the ins and outs of gel electrophoresis (a laboratory