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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Art Meets Science: Metamorphosis

About: Writing in an essay published in 1937, Albert Einstein observed that “All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree … ennobling man’s life.” Roused by his words, NASEM examined whether programs integrating humanities and arts with science, math and technology lead to improved educational and career outcomes; their inquiry arrived at…

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2022 Student Fellow Photo Album

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General News

What Philanthropy Makes Possible

On a summer night in July, Dr. Bob Morris led a group of special guests, including Kingsley Society and Star Point Society members, through a series of colorful food courses and experiments at MDIBL’s A Taste for Science event, which focused on the importance of color in food and its role in scientific research. For…

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Bangor Daily News · June 8, 2022

UMF graduate and first-generation college student goes on to cellular research Ph.D. program after gene discovery

First-generation college student Anyssa Phaneuf, a member of the UMF graduating Class of 2022, always liked knowing how things work.

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Regenerative Biology
Science Daily · June 1, 2022

Scientists developing the axolotl as a model for regeneration

Highly regenerative salamander could lead to new regenerative medicine therapies

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Bangor Daily News · April 22, 2022

MDI lab pledges to offer haven for Ukrainian scientists fleeing the war

A Bar Harbor lab is pledging to offer haven for Ukrainian scientists fleeing from the 2-month-old war devastating their country.

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Research Tools
Bar Harbor, Maine · May 10, 2022

Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory unveils new tracing app as Covid-19 cases rise in Maine and across New England

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Bar Harbor, Maine · April 22, 2022

MDI Biological Laboratory opens its doors to Ukrainian scientists from the war-torn country

The MDI Biological Laboratory (MDIBL) is announcing plans to shelter scientists, research personnel, and their families fleeing the war in Ukraine.

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Bar Harbor, Maine · April 20, 2022

Maine’s Premier Life Sciences Experts Converge on Bar Harbor as the 49th Annual Biological and Medical Sciences Symposium Kicks Off

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