MDI Biological Laboratory

MDI Biological Laboratory will continue to relentlessly pursue answers to many of our most pressing and complex biological problems. And, as we have done for over 100 years, we will continue to provide a place for leading scientists to carve out time for reflection, collaborate with colleagues, make new connections, vet ideas or learn new techniques.

Hermann Haller, Ph.D.
President, MDI Biological Laboratory

About MDI Biological Laboratory

We seek to improve human health by discovering novel mechanisms of tissue repair, aging and regeneration. We translate our discoveries for the benefit of medicine and society and are dedicated to developing the next generation of scientific leaders through hands-on training.

We utilize the most advanced scientific technology, computational techniques and comparative model systems to learn how to stimulate tissue repair and regeneration and delay the onset of age-related diseases.

A Formula That Works

MDI Biological Laboratory was established with the belief that removing obstacles to biomedical discovery and development leads to faster, bolder discoveries and solutions. The Institution’s expert, interdisciplinary faculty utilizes multiple genetically tractable model organisms and diverse cell systems to define mechanisms of tissue repair and regeneration and characterize changes that occur in cells and tissues with disease and aging. This approach speeds the discovery process, greatly reduces research costs, and provides opportunities for identification of new drugs for improving human health.

The Laboratory is also a world-class science education institution where out-of-the-box thinking, entrepreneurship, and partnership-building are encouraged. The Institution’s goals are to make better doctors, inspire scientists, develop a 21st-century science and technology workforce, and bring diverse stakeholders together to collaborate on solving human health and environmental sustainability problems.

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Our Location & Culture

Our iconic campus is a gathering place for preeminent scientists, motivated students and engaged citizens where new ideas are sparked, new knowledge is discovered, critically discussed and disseminated to the world.

Our Leadership

The leadership of the MDI Biological Laboratory works every day to ensure our scientists and students have the support and resources they need to address the complex challenges stimulating our natural ability to repair damaged tissues and extend healthy lifespan.

Impact Report

Our 21st century approach is deeply rooted in a 19th century vision – to create a gathering place for scientists from around the world to engage in the power of scientific thinking and explore our connection to the natural world, creating a powerful nexus for discovery and the application of new knowledge.

Our History

Learn more about MDI Biological Laboratory's impressive history and how grew from a seasonal research and education facility to be a world-class, year round scientific organization.