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Meet Our Postdocs: Hyemin Min, Ph.D.

Hyemin Min, Ph.D. is a postdoctoral researcher in the Updike Lab. She studies the role of germ granules, small particles found just outside of our reproductive cells. Although germ granules were discovered more than 100 years ago, their composition, structure, assembly and function are not well understood. 

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Will You Invest in The Future of Science?

Your gift today can help postdoctoral researchers make the scientific breakthroughs of tomorrow.

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Meet Our Postdocs: Emily Spaulding, Ph.D.

Emily Spaulding, Ph.D. is a postdoctoral researcher in the Updike Lab.

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The Beauty of Science

Science is a complex and ever-evolving field. Advances in microscopy in recent years now allows scientists to capture the beauty of nature at the most minute levels.

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Aric Rogers, Ph.D., promoted to Associate Professor

The Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory is pleased to announce the promotion of Aric Rogers, Ph.D., to Associate Professor, effective January 10, 2021. Rogers joined the MDI Biological Laboratory as an Assistant Professor in early 2013. He and his research team are working to understand not only how dietary restriction works to increase health and...

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New Horizons for the Treatment of Diabetic Complications

Chronic complications of diabetes are the leading cause of morbidity and mortality not only in the western world but worldwide. The metabolic changes caused by diabetes, especially hyperglycemia (high blood sugar levels), can lead over time to damage in the circulation system of the diabetic patient. Subsequent ischemia (inadequate blood supply reaching organs) occurs, as...

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Women in Science Day 2021 – Elisabeth Marnik and Juyoung Shim

To mark Women in Science Day on February 11, 2021, we’re sharing the stories of female scientists, past and present, at the MDI Biological Laboratory. Elisabeth Marnik and Juyoung Shim: Training the Next Generation of Academic Researchers MDI Biological Laboratory’s robust postdoctoral training program provides young scientists with the training they need to launch successful...

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The Aging Mind: A Team Approach to Understanding the Relationship Between Aging, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease

If there is a threat with the potential to overwhelm the health care system on a scale comparable to that of COVID-19, it is Alzheimer’s disease. We are on the brink of an epidemic of this deadly disease: the number of people with Alzheimer’s is expected to more than double by 2050, from 6 million...

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Session with a Scientist: Aric Rogers, Ph.D.

In this Session with a Scientist, we sit down with Aric Rogers, Ph.D., to learn more about the important initiative he’s been working on and to hear the incredible impact donors have on his research.

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