MDI Biological Laboratory

The INBRE program changed the trajectory of my career and, quite frankly, my life. I could not be more thankful that I signed up for an INBRE short course.

Janelle Grendler
University of Maine Machias


The MDI Biological Laboratory provides biomedical training to more than 600 students each year. As the founder and leader of the Maine INBRE program, a statewide network of 14 research and academic institutions, we are preparing students for 21st-century careers in science, healthcare and entrepreneurial endeavors.

Our programs emphasize hands-on experiences, problem solving, communication, and partnership building. Our programs serve middle and high school students, undergraduates, graduate students, and post-doctoral research fellows, as well as practicing physicians, veterinarians, scientists, teachers, and members of the public from all backgrounds.

MDI Biological Laboratory Awarded Grant to Advance Cloud Computing in Maine

In order to promote the shift to cloud computing amongst the 14 educational and research partners that make up the Maine INBRE network, lead institution MDI Biological Laboratory was recently awarded a grant of $126,449.

This “cloud lab” program will address the costs and time associated with analyzing the large, complex datasets generated in modern scientific experiments, which can place a strain on a researcher's resources and inhibit easy, rapid analysis and sharing of information between locations. 

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We serve as an international gathering place for preeminent scientists, motivated students and engaged citizens where new ideas are critically discussed and disseminated to the world.


We offer a wide range of immersive courses for students at all levels. Whether hands-on training courses for Maine undergraduate students, intensive training for medical students and physicians or introductory courses for high school students, our innovative courses provide access to expertise in the fields of regenerative medicine, aging and bioinformatics.

Student Fellowships

We offer hands-on research fellowships to high school, undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral fellows. Our training programs emphasize experiential learning, problem-solving, communication and entrepreneurship.

Facilities (Education)

Our state-of-the-art research training and conference facilities located on our idyllic campus provide the perfect setting for experiential learning, problem solving and discovery.