The artists were selected by exhibit curator and artist-in-residence program coordinator, Annette Carvajal, founder of the Mount Desert Island-based group Art in Public Spaces, for their interest in the intersections between art and science.
“Maine is seeking to transition to a modern knowledge and information-based economy to create new, high-paying jobs in science and technology. Monoclonals Inc. is an example of just the kind of biomedical startup that will help build a 21st-century economy.”
The MDI Biological Laboratory has named four Maine artists whose work will be the subject of the laboratory’s 6th annual Art Meets Science exhibit. The exhibit will go on display at the laboratory’s new Maine Center for Biomedical Innovation summer 2017.
The work of MDI Biological Laboratory scientist James A. Coffman, Ph.D., on how chronic stress experienced during early development epigenetically programs adult disease risk was featured in a live webinar on April 13 sponsored by Neurology Central, an online publication based in the UK.
Monoclonals Inc. makes novel monoclonal antibodies for use in the diagnosis of viral diseases. Monoclonal antibodies enable the development of rapid test kits that allow physicians to quickly diagnosis these diseases.
“I think it’s great that we were such a diverse group. I really enjoyed the discussions,” said fellow COA student Mamiko Yamazaki, who is working in Sandra Rieger’s lab this year. “As I get into research and as I learn about this field, I begin to believe that it’s really important to know the different disciplines and to understand the background better.”
In this “Science That Matters with Dr. Bob Morris of the MDI Biological Laboratory,” episode, Dr. Bob Morris talks about the health benefits of chocolate.
Scientists at the MDI Biological Laboratory and Novo Biosciences have identified a drug candidate to restore heart muscle function following a heart attack. Their research on the role of MSI-1436 in regenerating heart muscle tissue in zebrafish and mice was described in a paper in the peer-reviewed journal “npj Regenerative Medicine.”