MDI Biological Laboratory Scientist Identifies Process Critical to Kidney Function
A team led by Iain Drummond, Ph.D., director of the Kathryn W. Davis Center for Regenerative Biology and Aging, has identified the signaling mechanisms underlying the formation of podocytes, which are tiny, highly specialized cells in the glomerulus, the cluster of blood vessels in the kidney where waste is filtered. The discovery opens the door to the development of new therapies to replace or regenerate these cells, which are vital to ridding the body of toxins.Continue Reading
Meet Our Postdocs: Hyemin Min, Ph.D.
Hyemin is one of the newest postdoctoral researchers to join the MDI Biological Laboratory, arriving in July 2021 to start her last stage of scientific training. She hails from Seoul, Korea and completed her master’s and doctoral degrees at Konkuk University of Korea. Under the guidance of her advisor, Professor Yhong-Hee Shim, she studied the…Continue Reading
Will You Invest in The Future of Science?
We’re pleased to introduce you to Hyemin Min, Ph.D., a postdoctoral researcher who joined the MDI Biological Laboratory in July. Working alongside Dr. Dustin Updike, Hyemin studies the development of the reproductive system in C. elegans (a short lived, microscopic worm). Her work is shedding light on the causes of infertility. Hyemin will spend three to five…Continue Reading
Meet Our Postdocs: Emily Spaulding, Ph.D.
Dr. Emily Spaulding graduated from the University of Maine Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering in 2019. She joined the MDI Biological Laboratory as a postdoctoral fellow in the Updike Lab, just two months before the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions began. While her first year at MDI Biological Laboratory was challenging, she highlighted two areas…Continue Reading
Tracking causes of kidney disease in Sri LankaContinue Reading
MDI Bio Lab hosts first ATK conferenceContinue Reading
Partnership aims to test all town wells for arsenicContinue Reading
MDI Biological Laboratory Hosts Inaugural African Turquoise Killifish Conference
Biennial Event Will Serve As a Focus for the Research Community in the AmericasContinue Reading
MDI Biological Laboratory President Elected to German Academy of Sciences
Hermann Haller, M.D., Joins the World’s Oldest Continuously Existing Science AcademyContinue Reading