Michael Westphal is a born athlete. All through high school and college, he ran competitively—track and cross country—and he was known throughout his state of Maine as one of the best.
Alan Fidler has battled heart disease for 35 years. He has undergone seven major surgeries and any number of less significant procedures and treatments. Alan is alive today because of the great leaps in medical science over the last 40 years.
More than 300 scientists, students, and research administrators from Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, and Delaware will gather in Bar Harbor, Maine from September 24–26. The meeting will highlight the success of the Institutional Development Award (IDeA), a federal research program to enhance the research capacity of states that have had historically low levels of research funding from the National Institutes of Health.
Kevin Strange, Ph.D., President of the MDI Biological Laboratory, has received a five-year, $2.1 million federal grant to study how proteins are regulated.
Researchers in Dr. Dustin Updike’s group at the MDI Biological Laboratory are working to discover what it is that gives germ cells their immortal and stem-cell-like properties.