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CELEBRATING 120 YEARS OF CUTTING-EDGE SCIENCE ON MAINE'S RUGGED COAST

Pioneering New Approaches in Regenerative Medicine

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The Warming Sea

  • October 18, 2021
  • 5:00 - 6:00 pm
  • Online (register below)
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MDI Biological Laboratory Hosts Inaugural African Turquoise Killifish Conference

  • October 4, 2021

Biennial Event Will Serve As a Focus for the Research Community in the Americas

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MINOTA: Maine INBRE Non-model Organism Transcriptome Analysis Workshop

  • November 1-6, 2021
  • Hybrid
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Support

Our scientists and students are working hard to develop new approaches to prevent and treat degenerative disease. However, their work would not be possible without your support. Your gift of any...

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MDI Biological Laboratory President Elected to German Academy of Sciences

  • August 20, 2021

Hermann Haller, M.D., Joins the World’s Oldest Continuously Existing Science Academy

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Our Location & Culture

Our Location & Culture

Rooted in a deep appreciation of the natural world, our culture is one that nurtures curiosity and creativity, fosters inclusion, celebrates diversity and values scientific excellence and...

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Making a Mouse More Like an Axolotl: How James Godwin’s Discoveries Are Helping Science ‘Pull the Levers of Regeneration’
Research Spotlight

Making a Mouse More Like an Axolotl: How James Godwin’s Discoveries Are Helping Science ‘Pull the Levers of Regeneration’

When it comes to salamanders, observers of the natural world since the time of the ancient Greeks have wondered, Why can they regenerate their limbs and tails while humans cannot? Science is now inching closer to the answer thanks to new research by MDI Biological Laboratory scientist James Godwin, Ph.D.

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This Is Why

Kindling a Lifelong Love of Science

During the summer of 1969, Joan Mansfield spent five weeks working at the MDI Biological Laboratory as a high school intern. Now, 50 years later Joan is a retired pediatric endocrinologist, but she still recalls the excitement she felt that summer as she watched a cell divide under the microscope for the first time.

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