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First Step in Major Makeover for Bowen Hall

Over the last 175 years, Bowen Hall has served numerous purposes. Originally built as a homestead for blacksmith Benjamin Emory and his family somewhere between 1833 and 1851, in the late 1920’s served as the Laboratory’s dining hall, a common space where like-minds could often be seen, heads together, collaborating over the latest discoveries in…

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This Is Why: Volunteer Doug Heden

Doug Heden and his wife, Becky, first came to know the MDI Biological Laboratory through our Science Café presentations. As an engineer in a science-oriented family, Doug says he finds the cafés educational, entertaining and discussion-provoking. Over the years, the Hedens’ involvement with MDIBL has grown; attending more events and joining the Star Point Society…

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Women In Science Day 2021 – Bodil M. Schmidt-Nielsen

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. Bodil M. Schmidt-Nielsen: ‘In Spite of It All, We Got Our Results’ Bodil M. Schmidt-Nielsen, D.D.S., Ph.D. (1918-2015), was a comparative physiologist and former MDI Biological Laboratory board president whose…

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Women In Science Day 2021 – Margaret Reed Lewis

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. Margaret Reed Lewis, Ph.D.: A Pioneer in Tissue Culture In 1908, Margaret Reed was working in a laboratory in Germany when she explanted a small piece of tissue from a…

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Women In Science Day 2021 – Helen Fitzgerald Cserr

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. Physiologist Helen Fitzgerald Cserr: Opening the Door for Women in Science In the 1940s and 1950s a group of prominent immunologists coined the theory of “immune privilege” to explain why…

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