Sam Beck has joined the faculty of the MDI Biological Laboratory as an assistant professor of computational biology. Beck will lead a research team focused on the study of progeria, or Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome, a rare, fatal, genetic condition characterized by accelerated aging in children.
Who would like to live forever? I don’t want to, but I would like to reach the ripe old age of 100 — healthy and with all systems intact! I recently met a scientist who gave me some food for thought on the subject. His name is Dr. Aric Rogers. He’s doing longevity research at the MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor and just received a $455,000 grant from the National Institute on Aging. It will allow him to continue studying the mechanisms in cells that govern longevity.
MDI Biological Laboratory (ME, USA) scientist Aric Rogers has received a grant of US$455,000 over two years from the National Institute on Aging, one of the institutes of the National Institutes of Health, for research on the cellular mechanisms governing longevity.
MDI Biological Laboratory President Kevin Strange, Ph.D., is quoted in this article on the ethics of authorship in the scientific community.
Maine laboratories are finding unconventional ways to fund science and technology, touted by politicians and economists alike as a key economic and educational driver in the state, as the federal government again threatens to cut money for their work.
Andrea Tilden, the J. Warren Merrill Associate Professor of Biology, is spending her sabbatical year as a visiting scientist in comparative genomics at the MDI Biological Laboratory.
Neuroscientist Andrea R. Tilden, Ph.D., is spending her sabbatical year from her position as the J. Warren Merrill Associate Professor of Biology at Colby College in Waterville as a visiting scientist in comparative genomics at the MDI Biological Laboratory.