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This Is Why: Chuck Dinsmore, Ph.D.

From serving as a full professor at the School of Medicine and in the Graduate College, a part of Rush University at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago, to teaching high school biology at Lincoln Academy in Newcastle, Maine, to sharing his knowledge as a Maine Master Naturalist at the Hidden Valley Nature Center —…

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This Is Why: Joan Mansfield

I spent my summers on Mt. Desert Island as a child, and I loved (and still do!) hiking the island trails and combing the beaches. At the end of high school, I worked at MDIBL for five weeks in the summer of 1969. We worked to extract a nerve substance from starfish legs and used…

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Don and Heather Parker: A Legacy of Giving

Don and Heather Parker’s (pictured left) journey with the MDI Biological Laboratory began when their daughter Laurel was selected to be a high school summer fellow during her junior year. Now, more than two decades later, they are a valued part of the MDI Biological Laboratory community. Long-time annual donors, recently the Parkers became members…

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When Giving Benefits Everyone

    “MDIBL has always had a special place in our hearts.  But being able to give a charitable gift through our IRA allows us to make a more impactful gift and reduce our taxable income.” – Dr. Edward J. Benz, Jr. and Dr. Margaret A. Vettese Many of us have sacrificed to accumulate retirement…

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This is Why: The Fundamental Importance of Science

Recently, the relevance of MDI president, Dr. Hermann Haller’s own research on glycocalyx, the dense layer of sugars, proteins and lipids that cover every cell in our body, took on unexpected relevance in the fight against COVID-19.

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An Indelible Impression Leads to Giving Back

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This Is Why: Lab Partners

Being a Lab Partner, as our monthly donors are known, is an easy and impactful way to  support the MDI Biological Laboratory’s research and educational programs. Alumnae Anastasia Gianakas and Diane Saunders donate as Lab Partners, in recognition of the formative impact of their time at the Lab, and to support the MDI Biological Laboratory…

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Estate Planning doesn’t have to be intimidating

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SECURE Act: Important Updates to Your Retirement Benefits

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