MDI Biological Laboratory

Topic: Education

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

You may remember when she first shared what drew her to MDIBL in June at the beginning of her National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF REU) working in the Rollins lab. With the conclusion of the fellowship in August, Zoe presented her research project alongside her colleagues at the two-day Summer Student Symposium,…

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2022 Student Fellow Photo Album

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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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Here’s Why Zoe Pursued a Summer Fellowship at MDIBL

My journey was a mix of time spent in the classroom, on trails, and with my face pressed close to a desk. I found the process of learning exhilarating and would frequently lose myself in stories and science. The books that piled around my bed helped me find that feeling of home that I got…

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Our Sixteen Newest Scientists

Sixteen undergraduate students from seven states, representing ten institutions, arrived at MDI Biological Laboratory (MDIBL) two weeks ago. They are taking part in our popular and highly competitive ten-week summer fellowship programs, through either the INBRE or REU programs. These student fellows infuse the MDIBL campus with energy; our labs are bustling, the curiosity is…

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Here comes the Class of 2022!

Every year, without fail, we are amazed at the determination, curiosity and sheer excitement for science that our Summer Fellows demonstrate. Training the next generation of scientists, physicians and entrepreneurs is a significant aspect of our mission and without the support of our wonderful community, these valuable educational opportunities wouldn’t be possible. The ten weeks…

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The Maine INBRE in its 22nd Year – Looking Back and Ahead

As the Maine IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (ME-INBRE) enters its 22nd year (and the fourth of the current five-year funding cycle) it is exciting to reflect on what we’ve accomplished and how we are positioned to further augment and expand biomedical research excellence in Maine. This National Institutes of Health (NIGMS) funded Institutional…

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Courses Already in Full Swing for 2022

Somehow February is already here and we’re proud to say that we’ve already successfully hosted three primarily in-person short courses for Maine INBRE undergraduate students. The year got underway with the University of Maine Honor’s College course “Molecular Mechanisms of Human Disease,” which featured faculty from the University of Maine, Dartmouth College, and MDI Biological…

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