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This Is Why: Volunteer Mike Hays

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the MDI Biological Laboratory’s relocation from South Harpswell, Maine to our current location in Salisbury Cove. As part of our celebration to honor this important anniversary, MDIBL is participating in a collaborative project with the Mount Desert Island Historical Society (MDIHS), Acadia National Park, A Climate to Thrive,…

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National Kidney Month

March is #NationalKidneyMonth and we’re celebrating MDI Biological Laboratory’s longstanding and close connection to renal physiology, starting with Homer Smith, D. Sc., (1895-1962) the renowned scientist who made many significant contributions to the field – including identifying how the kidney works. He spent a period of his career at MDIBL and his determination and curiosity…

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Alumni

This Is Why: Jaspreet Kohli

MDI Biological Laboratory’s summer fellowship programs strive to offer a well-rounded, unique research experience for students. Working on real-world, meaningful science alongside avid and invested mentors, and the chance to make long-lasting friendships in a stunning coastal location, make a summer at MDIBL what it is: a fun, educational, memorable, and in many cases, a…

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This Is Why: Volunteer Doug Heden

Doug Heden and his wife, Becky, first came to know the MDI Biological Laboratory through our Science Café presentations. As an engineer in a science-oriented family, Doug says he finds the cafés educational, entertaining and discussion-provoking. Over the years, the Hedens’ involvement with MDIBL has grown; attending more events and joining the Star Point Society…

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Aging

Aric Rogers, Ph.D., promoted to Associate Professor

The Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory is pleased to announce the promotion of Aric Rogers, Ph.D., to Associate Professor, effective January 10, 2021. Rogers joined the MDI Biological Laboratory as an Assistant Professor in early 2013. He and his research team are working to understand not only how dietary restriction works to increase health and…

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Diabetic complications

New Horizons for the Treatment of Diabetic Complications

Chronic complications of diabetes are the leading cause of morbidity and mortality not only in the western world but worldwide. The metabolic changes caused by diabetes, especially hyperglycemia (high blood sugar levels), can lead over time to damage in the circulation system of the diabetic patient. Subsequent ischemia (inadequate blood supply reaching organs) occurs, as…

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Women In Science Day 2021 – Bodil M. Schmidt-Nielsen

To mark Women in Science Day on February 11, 2021, we’re sharing the stories of female scientists, past and present, at the MDI Biological Laboratory. Bodil M. Schmidt-Nielsen: ‘In Spite of It All, We Got Our Results’ Bodil M. Schmidt-Nielsen, D.D.S., Ph.D. (1918-2015), was a comparative physiologist and former MDI Biological Laboratory board president whose…

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Women in Science Day 2021 – Elisabeth Marnik and Juyoung Shim

To mark Women in Science Day on February 11, 2021, we’re sharing the stories of female scientists, past and present, at the MDI Biological Laboratory. Elisabeth Marnik and Juyoung Shim: Training the Next Generation of Academic Researchers MDI Biological Laboratory’s robust postdoctoral training program provides young scientists with the training they need to launch successful…

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Women In Science Day 2021 – Margaret Reed Lewis

To mark Women in Science Day on February 11, 2021, we’re sharing the stories of female scientists, past and present, at the MDI Biological Laboratory. Margaret Reed Lewis, Ph.D.: A Pioneer in Tissue Culture In 1908, Margaret Reed was working in a laboratory in Germany when she explanted a small piece of tissue from a…

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