51st Maine Biological and Medical Sciences Symposium (MBMSS)

The 2024 symposium marked the 51st anniversary of MBMSS, which is a state-wide gathering of scientists and students who share research results, exchange ideas, promote collaboration and network with Maine scientists from a variety of disciplines. 

This year saw 200 attendees from 21 institutions, with 66 posters and 22 research talks presented and a panel session: Students in Research & Scientific Careers. 

Keynote speaker Martha Muñoz, Ph.D., who is an evolutionary biologist at Yale, talked about evolution and behavior: “Behavior has the power to slow and hasten evolution and, on occasion, it does both simultaneously,” she says.

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