MDI Biological Laboratory

Maine INBRE Network

The Maine IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) is a collaborative network of Maine educational and research institutions led by the MDI Biological Laboratory and sponsored by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The Maine INBRE strengthens Maine’s capacity to conduct competitive biomedical research.

Maine INBRE focuses on three areas:

  1. Creating a technically skilled workforce in Maine through biomedical research training for undergraduates.
  2. Providing research support to young faculty to increase their competitiveness for federal (NIH) biomedical research grants.
  3. Improving the research infrastructure available to INBRE institutions through a collaborative network of core facilities with state-of-the-art equipment.

Learn about Maine INBRE’s accomplishments and the publications on INBRE-funded research.

Maine INBRE aims to strengthen Maine’s capacity to conduct NIH-competitive biomedical research while focusing on the field of comparative functional genomics. The program provides research support and core facilities to junior faculty and creates research and training opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. It serves as a pipeline for students interested in biomedical research careers and builds the scientific and technical capacity of Maine’s workforce.

The collaborative INBRE network comprises 14 Maine institutions:

  1. MDI Biological Laboratory(lead institution)
  2. Bates College
  3. Bowdoin College
  4. Colby College
  5. College of the Atlantic
  6. Honors College at the University of Maine
  7. The Jackson Laboratory
  8. Southern Maine Community College
  9. University of Maine
  10. University of Maine at Farmington
  11. University of Maine at Fort Kent
  12. University of Maine at Machias
  13. University of Maine at Presque Isle
  14. The University of New England