MDI Biological Laboratory

Getting the word out about the potentially life-changing work underway at the MDI Biological Laboratory is an honor and a privilege. I’m inspired every day by the dedication and passion of our scientists and students and grateful for the opportunity to share their work with others.

Jerilyn M. Bowers
Director of Development and Public Affairs

MDI Biological Laboratory News

Whether it’s a breakthrough in regenerative medicine or a milestone in our growth, we hope you will stay informed of what’s happening at the MDI Biological Laboratory through our press releases, blog posts, publications and media placements.

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MDI Biological Laboratory launches new drug discovery initiative

MDI Bioscience will improve efficiency and better inform early decision-making in drug development. Led by Jim Strickland, a biopharma entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience, MDI Bioscience will utilize MDIBL's expertise in comparative biology to develop new tools to speed the drug discovery process and minimize the risks involved in bringing new drugs to market.

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General News

MDIBL’s Work in 2022 Includes a New Way To Prevent COVID-19 Infection

Over the course of the year just past, MDI Biological Laboratory’s researchers continued to push the frontiers in the biology of aging, repair, and regeneration, expanding our knowledge of how to protect and extend healthy lifespans.

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Education

More Graduate Students, More Groundbreaking Science at MDIBL

The MDI Biological Laboratory’s research and education capacity leapt forward in 2022 with expansion of our graduate programs.  

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General News

2022 MDI Biological Laboratory Publications

In 2022 MDI Biological Laboratory’s researchers continued to push into new scientific frontiers in the biology of aging, repair and regeneration, expanding our knowledge of how to protect and extend healthy lifespans. 

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Education
Copiah Lincoln Community College · January 27, 2023

Three Co-Lin biomedical research students complete prestigious internships

Kiera Hemanas used state-of-the-art research tools such as CRISPR and fluorescent microscopy in her research in the Updike lab.

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Environment
Discover Magazine · October 31, 2022

This Citizen Science Project Is Taking On Roadkill — and Potentially Saving Animals

Project Roadkill Reports asks volunteers to note where they see roadkill to one day design better policies to prevent animals from getting struck by vehicles.

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Environment
Mount Desert Islander · October 29, 2022

Free home-test kits available to test well water for arsenic

Bar Harbor Health Officer Mike Gurtler is leading a new effort to test all the town’s residential wells for arsenic. Free home-test kits will be available at the municipal building.

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Drug Discovery
Bar Harbor, Maine · December 23, 2022

$600k for MDI Biological Laboratory Startup included in Congressional Spending Bill

Initiative Will Speed Drug Development with Unique Animal Models for Human Health

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Regenerative Biology
Bar Harbor, Maine · November 7, 2022

Scientists Reveal an Unexpected Gene in Worms

Human homolog in C. elegans opens new research window for diseases such as ALS and Alzheimer’s

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Education
Bar Harbor, Maine · October 13, 2022

Citizens, Students and Scientists Team Up for Bar Harbor Arsenic Project

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