The Maine IDeA Network for Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) is an NIGMS/NIH supported network of seventeen Maine educational and research institutions, led by the MDI Biological Laboratory. 

The INBRE Network

Leadership

James Coffman, Ph.D.
INBRE Program Director
Associate Professor, MDI Biological Laboratory
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Dustin Updike, Ph.D.
Director, INBRE Developmental Research Project Program
Associate Professor, MDI Biological Laboratory
gro.lbidmnull@ekidpud

Executive Committee

INBRE Executive Committee, students and faculty

Our Executive Committee is comprised of faculty representatives from each research and academic institution. This committee designs, implements, and oversees INBRE activities at each network institution across the state.

Learn more about INBRE programs and Executive Committee leadership at the participating institutions:


External Advisory Committee

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INBRE External Advisory Committee

Our External Advisory Committee advises in the conduct and direction of INBRE programs, sets priorities for future INBRE research efforts, and reviews and critiques the progress of faculty who are awarded Research & Pilot Projects. Current Advisory committee members are:

  • Titus Brown, Ph.D., Professor, Population Health and Reproduction, University of California, Davis
  • Andrea Duina, Ph.D., Professor of Biology, Hendrix College
  • Steven Fiering, Ph.D., Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, and Genetics, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
  • Story Landis, Ph.D., Scientist Emeritus, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Intramural Research Program

Network Institutions

MDI Biological Laboratory

MDI Biological Laboratory

The MDI Biological Laboratory leads the Maine INBRE. The Institution is located in Salisbury Cove, Maine, on the shores of Frenchman Bay in the Gulf of Maine. Founded in 1898, the Institution is internationally recognized for biomedical research...
Bates College

Bates College

Bates College , founded in 1855 by Maine abolitionists, is a liberal arts and sciences college recognized for the quality of educational experiences it provides. Bates offers its 1,750 students a curriculum and faculty that challenge them to attain intellectual...
Bowdoin College

Bowdoin College

Bowdoin College  is a four-year liberal arts college comprised of 1,700 students and 170 faculty members. Bowdoin, the oldest college in Maine, consistently ranks among the nation’s top ten liberal arts colleges. A selectivity rate of 18.4%, a student-faculty ra...
Colby College

Colby College

Colby College , chartered in 1813, is the 12th oldest independent liberal arts college in the US and the 5th oldest in New England. The College has been coeducational since 1871, the first previously all-male college in New England to admit women....
College of the Atlantic

College of the Atlantic

College of the Atlantic (COA) is located four miles from the MDI Biological Laboratory and two miles from The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine. A four-year liberal arts college called "the graduate school for undergraduates," COA has a non-departmental...

MaineHealth Institute for Research

Ranked among the nation’s top 100 integrated healthcare delivery networks, MaineHealth is a 10-hospital statewide integrated not-for-profit health care delivery system leading the way in promoting public health and wellness in Maine. The system spans e...

The University of Maine at Augusta

The University of Maine at Augusta, established in 1965, started as a community-based institution offering associate degrees and became the seventh campus of the University of Maine System in 1971. Currently, UMA is the third-largest public university...
The University of New England

The University of New England

The University of New England (UNE) is a research institution (Carnegie R2) located in southern Maine that grants both undergraduate and graduate degrees and is the largest educator of health professionals in Maine. Dedication to “focused research a...
The Jackson Laboratory

The Jackson Laboratory

The Jackson Laboratory , an INBRE Research Institution Partner, is a non-profit mammalian genetics research institution founded in 1929 in Bar Harbor. It is a pioneer and leading center in functional genomics and interdisciplinary approaches to biological...
Southern Maine Community College

Southern Maine Community College

Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) is the largest of the seven schools in the Maine Community College System, with over 7,000 full- and part-time students. Students who participate in the two-year Biotechnology degree program acquire laboratory...
The University of Maine

The University of Maine

The University of Maine (UMaine) , the only Carnegie-ranked research university in Maine, is an INBRE research institution partner and a source of graduate students for the future of biomedical research in Maine. Located in Orono, UMaine is the state’s l...
The Honors College at the University of Maine

The Honors College at the University of Maine

The Honors College (HC) , established in 2002, is one of six colleges that compose the University of Maine (UMaine), and the only one focused entirely on undergraduates. As an undergraduate institution that is a component of a university that includes...
The University of Maine at Farmington

The University of Maine at Farmington

The University of Maine at Farmington (UMF) offers 2,000 students (over 50% first generation college students) 34 baccalaureate programs in the arts, sciences, education, and human services. UMF's approach to education is based on the belief that students...
The University of Maine at Fort Kent

The University of Maine at Fort Kent

The University of Maine at Fort Kent (UMFK) is a small liberal-arts-based university, with an enrollment of 1,300, offering baccalaureate and associate degrees. Located in the crown of Maine on the Canadian border, UMFK’s curriculum emphasizes the s...
The University of Maine at Machias

The University of Maine at Machias

The University of Maine at Machias (UMM) fills a unique niche in higher education in Maine. As a public Environmental Liberal Arts institution, UMM's mission is closely linked to its location on the rugged Maine coast. Students engage in scholarly pursuits...
The University of Maine at Presque Isle

The University of Maine at Presque Isle

The The University of Maine at Presque Isle (UMPI) is a century-old public university located in a city of 10,000. Presque Isle is the hub of the largest county east of the Mississippi River—Aroostook County, or simply "The County." UMPI provides its 1...