MDI Biological Laboratory

Topic: General News

This Is Why: Volunteer Doug Heden

Doug Heden and his wife, Becky, first came to know the MDI Biological Laboratory through our Science Café presentations. As an engineer in a science-oriented family, Doug says he finds the cafés educational, entertaining and discussion-provoking. Over the years, the Hedens’ involvement with MDIBL has grown; attending more events and joining the Star Point Society...

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Women In Science Day 2021 – Bodil M. Schmidt-Nielsen

To mark Women in Science Day on February 11, 2021, we’re sharing the stories of female scientists, past and present, at the MDI Biological Laboratory. Bodil M. Schmidt-Nielsen: ‘In Spite of It All, We Got Our Results’ Bodil M. Schmidt-Nielsen, D.D.S., Ph.D. (1918-2015), was a comparative physiologist and former MDI Biological Laboratory board president whose...

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Women in Science Day 2021 – Elisabeth Marnik and Juyoung Shim

To mark Women in Science Day on February 11, 2021, we’re sharing the stories of female scientists, past and present, at the MDI Biological Laboratory. Elisabeth Marnik and Juyoung Shim: Training the Next Generation of Academic Researchers MDI Biological Laboratory’s robust postdoctoral training program provides young scientists with the training they need to launch successful...

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Women In Science Day 2021 – Margaret Reed Lewis

To mark Women in Science Day on February 11, 2021, we’re sharing the stories of female scientists, past and present, at the MDI Biological Laboratory. Margaret Reed Lewis, Ph.D.: A Pioneer in Tissue Culture In 1908, Margaret Reed was working in a laboratory in Germany when she explanted a small piece of tissue from a...

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Women In Science Day 2021 – Olivia Aries

To mark Women in Science Day on February 11, 2021, we’re sharing the stories of female scientists, past and present, at the MDI Biological Laboratory. Olivia Aries: Making Her Own Path The global pandemic has upended all aspects of life, and millions of college students have had their education disrupted, deferred, or differ drastically from...

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Women In Science Day 2021 – Helen Fitzgerald Cserr

To mark Women in Science Day on February 11, 2021, we’re sharing the stories of female scientists, past and present, at the MDI Biological Laboratory. Physiologist Helen Fitzgerald Cserr: Opening the Door for Women in Science In the 1940s and 1950s a group of prominent immunologists coined the theory of “immune privilege” to explain why...

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Impact Report 2020

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Don and Heather Parker: A Legacy of Giving

Don and Heather Parker’s (pictured left) journey with the MDI Biological Laboratory began when their daughter Laurel was selected to be a high school summer fellow during her junior year. Now, more than two decades later, they are a valued part of the MDI Biological Laboratory community. Long-time annual donors, recently the Parkers became members...

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Breaking Through Fall 2020

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