The Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory (MDIBL) is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution in Bar Harbor, Maine. Our International Exchange Program sponsors Research Scholars and Students via Exchange Visitor Visas (J-1) with advanced programs in science and education. We are an international institute in biomedical and environmental research and education, translating our discoveries for the benefit of society. MDIBL is a place for the meeting of minds where ideas are sparked and innovation prospers.
MDIBL is proud of its focused research program, which allows a small number of excellent scientists to work closely together and solve important problems in biomedical science. Presently, MDIBL has a faculty of 12 scientists, 30 researchers, and 14 visiting scientists. In 2013, MDIBL was recognized by the National Institutes of Health as a Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) for its innovative research program in regenerative and aging biology and medicine. The Institution’s expert, interdisciplinary faculty utilizes multiple genetically tractable model organisms and diverse cell systems to define mechanisms of tissue repair and regeneration and characterize changes that occur in diseased and aging cells and tissues.
For more information, contact the International Exchange Program.