To advance the MDI Biological Laboratory’s mission as a research and educational institution, many of the Institution’s faculty and visiting scientists serve as research mentors to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students.

Research mentors provide laboratory instruction and overall guidance as students learn to conduct biological research. They teach students the background of a research problem, lead them through the process of designing a research project, and answer questions as students learn the basics of laboratory work. Mentors are selected for their skill as teachers and scientists.

Students applying to doing research should review the list of mentors below to find a research project suited to their interests. Requests to work with a mentor must be made through the Education Office.

Maine INBRE fellowships can select mentors from anywhere in Maine. If you are applying for a Maine INBRE fellowship, please select either one of the MDI Biological Laboratory mentors shown below or a Maine INBRE mentor.

While mentors usually work with students only during the summer, academic-year mentoring may be available by request to the Education Office.