The MDI Biological Laboratory has announced that it has received a grant to support a new course on aging that will draw internationally renowned scientists to Bar Harbor, Maine, to examine fundamental questions about our ability to repair and regenerate tissue as we age.
The $20,000 grant from the Glenn Foundation For Medical Research will be used to help offset the cost of tuition for an intensive two-week research training course entitled “Comparative and Experimental Approaches to Aging Biology Research” to be held at the institution June 19 to July 3.
The course will emphasize molecular approaches to aging biology research using comparative approaches and models. Four animal models will be studied: roundworms (C. elegans), fruit flies, mice and African turquoise killifish, pictured above.
The course is also being supported by INBRE and COBRE grants awarded to the MDI Biological Laboratory by the National Institutes of Health