Tom Keller, Ph.D., and Jerry Pieh, Ph.D., champions of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education across Maine, will lead an MDI Science Café titled, “Who needs STEM? And How do I use this iPhone Anyway?” at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at McKays Public House in Bar Harbor.
Rafael Grossmann, M.D., a general and trauma surgeon at the Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, will talk about the power of new technology to improve connections between medical providers and patients, especially in a rural state like Maine, at the Science Café to be held at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 5 at McKays Public House in Bar Harbor.
Jane Disney, Ph.D., and Charles Wray, Ph.D., scientists at the MDI Biological Laboratory, will address the question “Is there a sustainable future for Frenchman Bay?” at the first of the winter series of science cafés sponsored by the MDI Biological Laboratory.
“I am a regeneration scientist, and I believe in a world where we can dramatically enhance our ability to heal.” Watch Voot Yin’s TEDxDirigo talk to learn what research at the MDI Biological Laboratory means for human health.
U.S. Senator Susan Collins and Representative Mike Michaud announced today that the MDI Biological Laboratory will receive a grant totaling nearly $13 million from the National Institutes of Health to support research to enhance tissue repair and regeneration and extend healthy lifespan.
Aric Rogers, Ph.D., assistant professor at the MDI Biological Laboratory, has received a New Scholar in Aging Award from the Ellison Medical Foundation. The award will provide $400,000 to support research in his lab over the next four years.
Scientists at the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory are trying to find out if an invasive species of green crabs is behind the recent loss of eelgrass in Frenchman Bay. They are also asking for the public’s help in finding out where eelgrass is still growing along the coast of the Gulf of Maine.
Two Mt. Desert Island artists and two scientists from the MDI Biological Laboratory will talk about the similarities between art and science at the MDI Science Café at the Asticou Inn in Northeast Harbor on Monday, July 1, at 5 p.m.
Karen James, Ph.D., a scientist at the MDI Biological Laboratory who leads the “BioTrails” project linking citizen scientists with new genetic tools, will lead the first of the summer MDI Science Cafés in Northeast Harbor. “Code of the Wild: DNA Barcoding for Research and Conservation” will be held at the Asticou Inn on Monday, June 17 at 5 p.m.
“We at the MDI Biological Laboratory join with all those mourning the loss of Kathryn W. Davis,” says Kevin Strange, Ph.D., director of the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory. “Her great generosity, coupled with her enthusiasm for MDIBL’s mission, launched the Davis Center for Regenerative Biology and Medicine and made it possible for us to expand our research into the causes of healing and aging.”