See the Documents Tab for the Poster Awards Announcement!
The MBMSS will be an online event in 2020!
MBMSS 2020 will feature multiple interactive poster sessions. The sessions will take place on Thursday April 23 and Friday April 24.
The Annual Maine Biological and Medical Sciences Symposium (MBMSS) is a state-wide gathering of scientists and students—an opportunity to share research results, exchange ideas, promote collaboration, and network with Maine scientists in a variety of disciplines.
This year, student posters will be assessed based on appearance, content, and presentation in an online format. Awards will be made for first, second, and third place in undergraduate, graduate student, and post-doctoral research fellow categories.
The prizes are cash awards of $500, $250, and $100.
Poster judges hail from across Maine and include:
Poster Session 1: Ecology
Jean Doty, UMaine Farmington
Nishad Jayasundara, UMaine Orono
Jane Disney, MDI Biological Laboratory
Poster Session 2: Immunology
Ben King, UMaine Orono
Sally Molloy, UMaine Orono
Elisabeth Marnik, MDI Biological Laboratory
Poster Session 3: Development
Jim Coffman, MDI Biological Laboratory
Iain Drummond, MDI Biological Laboratory
Christina Cota, Colby College
Poster Session 4: Microbiology
Lori Banks, Bates College
Melissa Maginnis, UMaine Orono
Rob Wheeler, UMaine Orono
Poster Session 5: Human Health
Jared Talbot, UMaine Orono
Larry Feinstein, UMaine Presque Isle
Jane Disney, MDI Biological Laboratory
Session 6: Genetics
Elizabeth Ehrenfeld, Southern Maine Community College
Judith Roe, UMaine Presque Isle
Dustin Updike, MDI Biological Laboratory
Session 7: Neurobiology
Martin Kruse, Bates College
Melody Neely, UMaine Orono
Li Zuo, UMaine Presque Isle
Session 8: Cell Biology
Sherrie Sprangers, UMaine Machias
Clarissa Henry, UMaine Orono
Hermann Haller, MDI Biological Laboratory
- David Angelini, Ph.D.Associate ProfessorColby College
- James A. Coffman, Ph.D.Associate Professor; Director, Maine IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE)MDI Biological Laboratory
- Patsy Dickinson, Ph.D.Josiah Little Professor of Natural SciencesBowdoin College
- Jane E. Disney, Ph.D.Senior Staff Scientist; Director of Research Training; Director, Community Environmental Health LaboratoryMDI Biological Laboratory
- Jean Doty, Ph.D.Professor of BiologyUniversity of Maine Farmington
- Markus Frederich, Ph.D.Associate ProfessorUniversity of New England
- Lynn Hannum, Ph.D.Associate ProfessorColby College
- Ellen Hostert, Ph.D.ProfessorUniversity of Maine at Machias
- Chris Petersen, Ph.D.Faculty, Ecology and BiologyCollege of the Atlantic
- Paula Schlax, Ph.D.ProfessorBates College
- Ryan Tewhey, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorThe Jackson Laboratory
- Robert Wheeler, Ph.D.Professor of Molecuar and Biomedical ScienceUniversity of Maine
- Christina D. Cota, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorColby College
- Jose A. Fernandez Robledo, Ph.D.Senior Research Scientist, Molecular BiologistBigelow Laboratory
- Larry Feinstein, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Maine at Presque Isle
- Lori Banks, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorBates College
- Manuel Diaz-Rios, Ph.D.ProfessorBowdoin College
- Martin Kruse, Ph.D.Assistant Professor of Biology & NeuroscienceBates College
- Michelle R. Greene, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorBates College
- Vidhya Munnumalai, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorThe Jackson Laboratory
MBMSS 2020 Schedule
MBMSS 2020 is an asynchronous discussion-based symposium; discussion takes place via online forums at any time between 8 am Thursday April 23 and 8 pm Friday April 24. There is no particular schedule for viewing.
Registrants can access MBMSS 2020 online by logging into LabCentral and visiting the Workspaces section of their home dashboard.
Thursday April 23rd
8 am: Discussion forums are open for both Invited Presenters and Poster sessions. Enter a session and read presentations, ask a question or leave a comment. Remember that you will receive e-mails when additional comments are made in a discussion thread in which you have participated.
**Don’t forget to visit the Invited Presenters Session and to read Dr. Jim Coffman’s tribute to Dr. Bruce McEwen. In addition to Dr. Coffman’s tribute, you can listen to Dr. McEwen reflect on his research and career in this excellent 2017 interview produced by The Rockefeller University.
The keynote presentation is open for viewing throughout the two-day symposium.
Friday April 24th
Discussion forums are open for both Invited Presenters and Poster sessions.
10-11 am: Career Expo Zoom Session
The Zoom link will be available through the Workspace in the “Schedule” Tab as well as the “Career Expo” tab. Participants will hear from representatives from The Jackson Laboratory (JAX), The Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering (GSBSE), IDEXX Laboratories Inc., Maine Medical Center Research Institute (MMCRI), and MDI Biological Laboratory (MDIBL).
8 pm: Discussions end
This year, outstanding student posters will receive cash awards and acknowledgement on the MBMSS workspace.
Saturday April 25th
Judges Meeting— A panel of 24 researchers from across Maine will assess posters for appearance, content, and presentation in an online format. Awards will be made for first, second, and third place in undergraduate, graduate student, and post-doctoral research fellow categories.
Monday April 27th
Student Poster Awards announced. The prizes are cash awards of $500, $250, and $100. Recipients will be acknowledged on the MBMSS and MDIBL websites and INBRE newsletter.
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