MDI Biological Laboratory

Topic: Microscopy

Courses and Conferences Up and On the Go in 2024

MDI Bio Lab’s 2024 course and conference season is officially underway.

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A Post-Doc Builds Proto-Kidneys from Scratch

More than 30 million Americans suffer from chronic kidney disease (CKD), including thousands in Maine. 

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MDI Bio Lab’s Imaging Experts’ Excellence Recognized (Again)

The Bio Lab’s team of imaging experts won several top awards in this year’s Bioimaging North America Imaging contest, led by a second place finish by Marko Pendo, Ph.D., a post-doc in the laboratory of Prayag Murawala, Ph.D., and creator of innovative sample clearing techniques.

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Launching Bioscience Careers at MDI Bio Lab

A growing number of graduates and post-docs are energizing the campus.

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Microscopy in Focus for Maine INBRE Students

Students and young science faculty from all around Maine converged on MDI Bio Lab’s campus for an intensive 10-day course on the use of the most modern microscopy of the day.

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Extraordinary Microscopy Opens New Frontiers in Biology

MDI Bio Lab’s new, highly-advanced lightsheet microscope is complete and in use, thanks to support from the National Institutes of Health and Bio Lab supporters. The Lab’s faculty seem a little bit awed by the possibilities. “Now the challenge is to really open up your mind,” says Iain Drummond, Ph.D., Director of the Kathryn W. Davis Center for Regenerative Biology and Aging.

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HoL1day Tree

Hannah Somers, a research assistant in the Rollins lab, created this composite image of L1 C. elegans. C. elegans have four larval stages before adulthood – L1 is the first larval stage after hatching. These images were taken to understand how intermittent fasting impacts L1 C. elegans and protein translation rates. L1 C. elegans enter an ageless state of arrest when fasted, making...

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Giving Tuesday at MDIBL

Meet Marko Pende, Ph.D., a postdoctoral researcher in the Murawala lab at MDI Biological Laboratory. Marko investigates limb regeneration in axolotls, and is also an award-winning science photographer who’s inventing new ways to “clear” sample tissues, making them transparent for easier viewing. This fall, with his colleagues in the Light Microscopy Facility, Pende is building...

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Tiny Worlds, Big Science: MDIBL Scientists See Deeper Inside the Cell

Sometimes a new tool can spur a scientist to unexpected discoveries. 

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