2021: A Year in Review At Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute

As we continued to navigate uncharted waters, GMGI saw a year full of new beginnings, growth and innovation. 

We are incredibly grateful for the ability to continue forging ahead in pursuit of our ambitious mission. Our fifth Academy class was sent — prepared and confident — into the life sciences workforce. We welcomed our sixth class into this life-changing program. And we cut the ribbon on a state-of-the-art biomanufacturing learning environment that will allow us to reach even more young adults who are looking for “what’s next.” Our research team had multiple papers published in top scientific journals. We collaborated with leaders in genomics across the country on innovative research projects. And we added five dedicated, talented scientists to the team. 

THANK YOU for your continued support of GMGI. Whether you attended one of our events to learn more our organization, responded to our monthly communications with feedback, volunteered your time at the Academy with our students, or provided generous financial support, it has meant so much to us.  

From all of us here at GMGI, we wish you and your families a healthy and happy New Year.

In the meantime, please join us for a look back at some 2021 highlights. 

Chris Bolzan
Executive Director

2021: A Year in Review 

In the Heart of the Wilderness

Cape Ann Home

In the Heart of the Wilderness

Finding a house by a lake and near a city is a challenge, even in Sweden, which is famous for its many lakes. But a young pair of architects struck lucky.

Framing Nature

Grand Banks

7 Crafts Road




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Winter Home

There are some things in Gloucester that mark the changing of seasons. This houseboat moving from its summer home is one of them. Another sign that always gets me is driving up the highway and seeing that Lobsta’ Land has either opened or closed for the season.

New Year’s Eve 1971

Remembrances of the past year 2021 are something I would rather avoid, so I turned the clock back to 1971 to take a look. If you are like me, the math that tells you that was 50 years ago seems suspect, but I am assured it is correct. The fall news was full of the election to City Council which ended up in a recount. (Hmmmm….. so far, my avoidance technique isn’t working….) I learned that the city’s mayor (a ceremonial position at the time) was selected from among those who won the City Council election. For the 1971 election, this was Robert French. Anyhow, also in the news was the controversy over the “long hairs” and their worthiness as high school athletes! It was well worth a little trip down memory lane. Here are some examples from the Dec 31 1971 Gloucester Daily Times. Maybe you need an escape too.