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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…

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The Beauty of Science

Marko Pende, Ph.D., a postdoctoral researcher in the Murawala lab, was awarded an honorable mention in the 2021 international ZEISS Microscopy Image Contest for his image, called “Axolotl Soup.” It shows live imaging of different cell populations labelled with fluorescent transgenic reporter signals in juvenile axolotls. Microscopy is often the place where the boundaries between…

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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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This is Why: Elisabeth Marnik, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Researcher

“The research and education we do here is so important for future generations, and I’m glad I can be part of it.” Elisabeth Marnik, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Researcher Elisabeth says that being at the MDI Biological Laboratory has given her the opportunity to not only conduct and publish really exciting research, but she’s had the chance…

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MDIBL celebrates promotion of Dustin Updike, Ph.D., to Associate Professor

“You can’t overstate the effect that walking to work through this beautiful campus has on your well-being.  It clears your head and prepares you to do the best science possible.” Dustin Updike, Ph.D. The MDIBL community recently came together to celebrate the promotion of Dustin Updike, Ph.D., to Associate Professor. In the seven years that…

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Staying on in Maine: MDI Biological Laboratory Research Assistants Talk About the Value of Working in Their Home State

Three research assistants at the MDI Biological Laboratory talk about about how Maine INBRE helped foster their careers, and about what the opportunity to work in biomedical research in their home state means to them.

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