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Alumni Spotlight: Katharine Bancroft

Katharine Bancroft is a physics major at Haverford College. While she has always had an interest in biology, her true passion is studying soft matter as with a focus on applications. Her long term goal is to pursue a Ph.D. in physics and innovative work in a field such as prosthetic design or battery development....

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Attracting Students from Around the Globe

Course offers extensive laboratory training The MDI Biological Laboratory’s Applications of Organoid Technology course, held in May for the second consecutive year, is the only course in the world offering extensive laboratory training in making organoids. “Our course is called ‘Applications of Organoid Technology’ for a reason,” said course director Hugo de Jonge, Ph.D., a...

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Restoring the Ability to Repair and Regenerate As We Age

“If everything regenerated, there would be no death.” Richard J. Goss, Ph.D.Principles of Regeneration Richard J. Goss, Ph.D., author of Principles of Regeneration, was a visiting scientist at the MDI Biological Laboratory in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. But is the statement that there would be no death if everything regenerated correct? The zebrafish,...

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Alumni Spotlight: A Conversation with Rose

Earlier this year Rose Besen-McNally graduated from College of the Atlantic with a degree in human ecology. During her freshman year, Rose applied for a student research fellowship at the MDI Biological Laboratory through the IDeA Network of Biomedical Research (INBRE).  Although Rose had not previously considered a career in research, after spending just a...

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Course Spotlight >> The Colby INBRE Course: Taking the Cookie Cutter Out of STEM Education

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Next Generation Citizen Science Using Anecdata.org

This guest post on citizen science by Jane Disney, Duncan Bailey, Anna Farrell and Ashley Taylor is excerpted from an article that originally appeared in the Maine Policy Review.

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Getting Middle Schoolers Excited About Science

In this post, MDI Biological Laboratory animal core technician Karlee Markovich talks about her experience inspiring interest in science among students at a Bangor middle school as part of Maine BioScience Day.

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This Is Why: Inspiring Future Discoveries

The following profile of REGEN2017 student Susannah Kassmer, Ph.D., appears in the fall edition of the MDI Biological Laboratory's "Breaking Through" magazine, which focuses on how the study of highly regenerative animal models can help science understand the potential for regeneration in humans.

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REGEN2017 Students Share Their Thoughts

The  MDI Biological Laboratory’s recent signature course in comparative regenerative biology, REGEN2017, attracted senior graduate students, post-docs and junior faculty from around the world. Here, some of the students talk about what the experience meant to them. Pictured above: Susannah Kassmer, Ph.D., post-doctoral fellow, University of California-Santa Barbara.    ‘I want to help people who...

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