The Maine IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) is a network of Maine research and educational institutions led by the MDI Biological Laboratory and sponsored by the the National Institute of General Medical Sciences at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
The goal of the Maine INBRE is to strengthen Maine’s capacity to conduct NIH-competitive biomedical research while focusing on the field of comparative functional genomics. The program provides research support and core facilities to junior faculty and creates research and training opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. It serves as a pipeline for students interested in biomedical research careers and builds the scientific and technical capacity of Maine’s workforce.
The collaborative INBRE network comprises 13 Maine institutions:
- The MDI Biological Laboratory (lead institution)
- The Jackson Laboratory
- The University of Maine
- Bates College
- Bowdoin College
- Colby College
- College of the Atlantic
- Southern Maine Community College
- The University of Maine Honors College
- The University of Maine at Farmington
- The University of Maine at Machias
- The University of Maine at Fort Kent (outreach institution)
- University of Maine at Presque Isle (outreach institution)