Zoe Reflects On Her REU
You may remember when she first shared what drew her to MDIBL in June at the beginning of her National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF REU) working in the Rollins lab. With the conclusion of the fellowship in August, Zoe presented her research project alongside her colleagues at the two-day Summer Student Symposium,…Continue Reading
Here’s Why Zoe Pursued a Summer Fellowship at MDIBL
My journey was a mix of time spent in the classroom, on trails, and with my face pressed close to a desk. I found the process of learning exhilarating and would frequently lose myself in stories and science. The books that piled around my bed helped me find that feeling of home that I got…Continue Reading
Our Sixteen Newest Scientists
Sixteen undergraduate students from seven states, representing ten institutions, arrived at MDI Biological Laboratory (MDIBL) two weeks ago. They are taking part in our popular and highly competitive ten-week summer fellowship programs, through either the INBRE or REU programs. These student fellows infuse the MDIBL campus with energy; our labs are bustling, the curiosity is…Continue Reading
MDI Biological Laboratory to Host Environmental Data Fellow
The old adage says that many hands make light work – and during the busy MDIBL summers, we’re thankful for all the hands we can get! The whole community is excited that MDIBL has been selected as a host site 2022 for an Environmental Data Initiative (EDI) Data Management Fellowship. The EDI’s mission focuses on…Continue Reading
Summer of Fun and Futures: Life in the Haller Lab
Keagan Dunbar and Alyssa Kent are rising seniors, spending their summer in the Haller Lab. Although only half-way through their time on campus, both already say they know it’s an experience of a lifetime. “I’m really happy here,” smiles Keagan, “I’ve learned so much more about the breadth of biomedical sciences and I know my…Continue Reading
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…Continue Reading
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…Continue Reading
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…Continue Reading