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Will CRISPR/Cas9 be the Catalyst that Revolutionizes Human Health?

Associate professor, Dustin Updike, Ph.D., is internationally recognized for using CRISPR/Cas9 in his research. CRISPR/Cas9 is a gene-editing technology revolutionizing scientific research and experimental therapies in human health. A genome, the term used to describe all of an organism’s DNA as a whole, is like a blueprint laying out the directions for an organism’s body…

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Visiting Scientist Brett Keiper, Ph.D.: Taking the Time for Creative Inspiration

Everyone is familiar with bursts of creative inspiration in which ideas are teeming, connections between disparate subjects are made and solutions to seemingly intractable problems are revealed. But it’s rare for such moments to come out of the blue. Often, they are fostered by an inspirational setting, a culture of knowledge-sharing and the time to…

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Meet Our Postdocs: Hyemin Min, Ph.D.

Hyemin is one of the newest postdoctoral researchers to join the MDI Biological Laboratory, arriving in July 2021 to begin her final stage of scientific training. She hails from Seoul, Korea and completed her master’s and doctoral degrees at Konkuk University of Korea. Under the guidance of her advisor, Professor Yhong-Hee Shim, she studied the…

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Will You Invest in The Future of Science?

We’re pleased to introduce you to Hyemin Min, Ph.D., a postdoctoral researcher who joined the MDI Biological Laboratory in July. Working alongside Dr. Dustin Updike, Hyemin studies the development of the reproductive system in C. elegans (a short lived, microscopic worm). Her work is shedding light on the causes of infertility. Hyemin will spend three to five…

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Meet Our Postdocs: Emily Spaulding, Ph.D.

Dr. Emily Spaulding graduated from the University of Maine Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering in 2019. She joined the MDI Biological Laboratory as a postdoctoral fellow in the Updike Lab, just two months before the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions began. While her first year at MDI Biological Laboratory was challenging, she highlighted two areas…

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The Momentum of Summer at MDIBL

Summer is here and never has June’s arrival brought such delight! At the beginning of June we welcomed 29 summer student fellows and the first round of what will be a total of 16 visiting scientists to campus. While every year our seasonal researchers bring an infusion of energy to MDIBL, this year in particular, we feel…

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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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This is Why: Elisabeth Marnik, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Researcher

“The research and education we do here is so important for future generations, and I’m glad I can be part of it.” Elisabeth Marnik, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Researcher Elisabeth says that being at the MDI Biological Laboratory has given her the opportunity to not only conduct and publish really exciting research, but she’s had the chance…

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MDIBL celebrates promotion of Dustin Updike, Ph.D., to Associate Professor

“You can’t overstate the effect that walking to work through this beautiful campus has on your well-being.  It clears your head and prepares you to do the best science possible.” Dustin Updike, Ph.D. The MDIBL community recently came together to celebrate the promotion of Dustin Updike, Ph.D., to Associate Professor. In the seven years that…

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