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Arsenic, lead, and uranium, naturally occurring contaminants in some groundwater, are not uncommon in New England, where significant portions of the population rely on wells for drinking water. Long-term or acute exposure to these contaminants can lead to multiple types of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and more. Federal and state guidelines regulate the maximum contaminant...

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Meet Our Postdocs: Jun-Yeong Lee, Ph.D.

During Dr. Jun-Yeong Lee’s graduate career at Seoul National University, he discovered genes in a species of lactic acid bacteria that are responsible for preventing infection in animals, such as livestock. After completing his Ph.D., Jun-Yeong wanted to expand his knowledge of data mining and big data analysis,  and shift his focus to mammals instead…

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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 begin her final 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…

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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…

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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…

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Meet Our Postdocs: Marko Pende, Ph.D.

When Prayag Murawala, Ph.D., was recruited as a new faculty member to MDI Biological Laboratory in 2020, it only took a few months for colleague Marko Pende, Ph.D., to follow him to Maine as a postdoctoral researcher. Marko and Prayag collaborated on a paper while they were both completing different stages of their education and…

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Education

Not Just a Drop in the Bucket

Arsenic is a naturally occurring element in many residential wells in Maine. At elevated levels, it poses a potentially significant health threat, causing cancer, heart disease, immune dysfunction, and developmental delays in children. MDI Biological Laboratory’s Jane Disney, Ph.D. has been engaging researchers, teachers, and students in Maine and New Hampshire in well water monitoring…

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First Step in Major Makeover for Bowen Hall

Over the last 175 years, Bowen Hall has served numerous purposes. Originally built as a homestead for blacksmith Benjamin Emory and his family somewhere between 1833 and 1851, in the late 1920’s served as the Laboratory’s dining hall, a common space where like-minds could often be seen, heads together, collaborating over the latest discoveries in…

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The Beauty of Science

Marko Pende, a postdoctoral researcher in the Murawala lab, recently entered the 2021 ZEISS Microscopy Image Contest with an image he took using a ZEISS Axio Zoom Stereo microscope. His image, “Axolotl Soup,” shows live imaging of different cell populations labelled with fluorescent transgenic reporter signals in juvenile axolotls. Selected from more than 1300 images,…

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Education

Another Successful Summer at MDIBL

Walking through the MDI Biological Laboratory courtyard on a sultry August afternoon, you couldn’t help but be inspired by the depth and breadth of research from our 2021 student fellows. 45 undergraduate and high school students from institutions across the country, working with mentors at MDIBL and other INBRE institutions around Maine, spent 10 weeks…

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