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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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Women In Science Day 2021 – Olivia Aries

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. Olivia Aries: Making Her Own Path The global pandemic has upended all aspects of life, and millions of college students have had their education disrupted, deferred, or differ drastically from…

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MINOTA 2020 – a change of direction

Transcriptome-profiling is the primary means by which researchers characterize what is happening at the molecular level.  When a transcriptome profile is generated for a sample, it tells us which genes are active (being expressed) and at what amount.  Comparing profiles among samples allows us to identify genes, and importantly the biological processes that are varying…

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Student Spotlight: Ratna Sharma

Ratna Sharma is the first to agree that her actual summer looked vastly different to the one she had planned. The rising senior had carefully researched, collated and applied for the summer experiences she wanted to participate in – even going the extra mile, personally reaching out to Dr. Aric Rogers, who she wished to…

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Anecdata Interns Bring Fresh Thinking

  Elana Fortin is a senior Visual Communication Design major at Champlain College. In addition to her role at Anecdata, she is a digital communications intern at the Island Institute and a web designer in Champlain College’s marketing department.   Turam Purty is working towards developing open-source tools and technologies to help empower people and…

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MDI Biological Laboratory Gets Children Involved Through Citizen Science

  So far, schools in the program have collected 1,200 samples and 15% of them have had higher than recommended levels of arsenic (the Environmental Protection Agency’s safety level is 10 parts per billion).  “All About Arsenic” aims to build scientific literacy and interest, and to show school-aged children that as citizen scientists they can…

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The Josephine A. Sollano Graduate Student Fellowship: Supporting Students and Advancing Scientific Discovery

“I wanted to do something to help our early-career faculty and at the same time support meaningful educational experiences for students…” Jo Sollano, M.P.H, Dr.P.H In 1995, Jo Sollano was a graduate student at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. “I remember working really long hours for very little pay and feeling tremendous pressure…

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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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