MDI Biological Laboratory

Topic: Education

More Graduate Students, More Groundbreaking Science at MDIBL

The MDI Biological Laboratory’s research and education capacity leapt forward in 2022 with expansion of our graduate programs.  

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UNE, MDIBL Team up for Drinking Water Initiative

Collaboration with “Legacy Scholars” builds on the Laboratory’s “All About Arsenic” citizen science initiative

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A Springboard for Science Achievement: Biomedical Education on Maine’s Coast

It’s the time of year when college students start making their summer plans – and when MDI Biological Laboratory faculty and staff start looking forward to the next season’s wave of curious, enthusiastic and inspiring summer fellows.

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MDIBL Alum ‘Pays it Forward’ At AZ Mayo Clinic

Alum Alfred D. Doyle, Ph.D., talks about his experiences at the MDI Biological Laboratory and how they shaped his career. Can you share a bit about your time at MDIBL? In 1995, I spent a wonderful summer as a student fellow at MDIBL and had a formative experience with Dr. Rui Wang researching dogfish cardiomyocytes....

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“All About Arsenic” Gains Steam

Jane Disney, Ph.D., staff, and students from local schools are launching this month the latest canvassing effort to collect water samples from residential wells, to better assess risks of arsenic exposure in Bar Harbor. It’s part of the ongoing All About Arsenic citizen-science project Disney leads at MDIBL, funded by an NIH Science Education Partnership...

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Fall 2022 Graduate Students

The MDI Biological Laboratory has a long and distinguished history of graduate and postgraduate education. Ph.D. students pursue their thesis research in faculty laboratories in partnership with the University of Maine Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering, the University of Maine Department of Molecular and Biomedical Sciences and Hannover Medical School. Our fall 2022...

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Zoe Reflects On Her REU

This summer, we had the pleasure of welcoming Zoe Reich as one of MDI Biological Laboratory’s 2022 undergraduate summer fellowship students.  During their 10-week residential mentored research experiences, students also participate in MDIBL's scientific seminar program and professional development workshops.

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2022 Student Fellow Photo Album

On August 5th, we said goodbye to our high school and undergraduate summer fellowship students. They presented their research projects at the two-day Summer Student Symposium, a culmination of the student’s hard work and learning over the past 10 weeks. Faculty, staff, friends and family came together to witness the success of the program and this year's talented cohort. Each student articulated a deeply impactful, positive, and fun experience in their talks and presentations. Several of the students in the 2022 cohort were returning for their second summer with MDIBL, and many more are looking forward to coming back in the future.

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Family Science Night Returns!

In the 1938 book The Evolution of Physics, published by Leopold Infeld, Albert Einstein said, “Most of the fundamental ideas of science are essentially simple, and may, as a rule, be expressed in a language comprehensible to everyone.” While Albert Einstein may have found the fundamental idea of science to be simple, the translation of...

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