MDI Biological Laboratory
In person

49th Maine Biological and Medical Sciences Symposium (MBMSS)

  • April 22-23, 2022
  • MDI Biological Laboratory
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Application Deadline: 04/21/2022


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.

2022 Keynote Speaker: Connie Cepko, Ph.D., Bullard Professor of Genetics and Neuroscience at Harvard Medical School and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator


David Angelini, Ph.D. Associate Professor

Colby 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 Sciences

Bowdoin College

Jane E. Disney, Ph.D. Senior Staff Scientist; Director of Research Training; Director, Community Environmental Health Laboratory

MDI Biological Laboratory

Jean Doty, Ph.D. Professor of Biology

University of Maine Farmington

Markus Frederich, Ph.D. Associate Professor

University of New England

Ellen Hostert, Ph.D. Professor

University of Maine at Machias

Chris Petersen, Ph.D. Faculty, Ecology and Biology

College of the Atlantic

Paula Schlax, Ph.D. Professor

Bates College

Christine Smith Director of Courses, Conferences, and Evaluation

MDI Biological Laboratory

Ryan Tewhey, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Ph.D.

The Jackson Laboratory

Robert Wheeler, Ph.D. Professor of Molecular and Biomedical Science

University of Maine

Keynote Speaker

Connie Cepko, Ph.D. Bullard Professor of Genetics and Neuroscience

Harvard Medical School and Howard Hughes Medical Institute


To be held online April 19-21:

  • Career panel
  • Thematic panel: CRISPR Technology in Maine Research
  • Online talk session
  • Online poster session

To be held in person at the MDI Biological Laboratory April 22-23:

Friday, April 22:

2:00 – 2:15 pm Welcome & Introduction
2:15 – 3:30 pm Session I talks (5 x 15 minutes)
3:30 – 3:45 pm Break
3:45 – 5:15 pm Poster session A
5:15 – 7:00 pm Dinner
7:00 – 8:00 pm Keynote
8:00 – 9:00 pm Reception & desserts

Saturday, April 23:

9:00 – 10:30 am Poster Session B
10:30 – 10:45 am Break
10:45 am – 12:00 pm Session II talks (5 x 15 minutes)
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 – 2:30 pm Poster session C (if needed)