The MDI Biological Laboratory has announced that Joel Graber, Ph.D., will join the faculty as a senior staff scientist as of May 2. He will serve as director of the institution’s Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Core.
Rebecca L. Holberton, Ph.D., professor of avian biology at the University of Maine’s School of Biology and Ecology, and Lindsay Tudor, a wildlife biologist for the bird group at the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife, will discuss a new technology aimed at tracking shorebird movements at the next MDI Science Café.
Neurology Central, an online publication based in the United Kingdom, will sponsor a live webinar with MDI Biological Laboratory scientist James A. Coffman, Ph.D., on the subject of how chronic stress experienced during early development epigenetically programs adult disease risk.
The MDI Biological Laboratory will host a community meeting entitled “What’s in Your Drinking Water?” to educate the public about dangers of arsenic in their drinking water. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 18, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the laboratory’s Center for Science Entrepreneurship on its Bar Harbor campus.
The MDI Biological Laboratory has named four 2017 Maine artists-in-residence whose work will be the subject of the laboratory’s sixth annual Art Meets Science exhibit. The exhibit will go on display at the laboratory’s new Maine Center for Biomedical Innovation in July 2017.
The MDI Biological Laboratory’s “REGEN 2017” course in Comparative Regenerative Biology will explore why some animals are able to regenerate the form and function of almost any body part and look at the similarities and differences in the genetic circuits for regeneration in these animals, the extent to which humans share these genetic circuits and how we can manipulate these circuits in humans to trigger regeneration of lost or damaged tissues and organs.
The MDI Biological Laboratory inaugurates its Center for Science Entrepreneurship this week with a new course that will help University of Maine and College of the Atlantic science and engineering undergraduates explore approaches to biomedical research using concepts and tools that promote collaboration across disciplines.
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.