Core Services Grant Awards Increased to $2,500

Maine INBRE has increased the amount of its small grant awards to support use of core facility services in Maine to $2,500 per award. Funds are awarded for biomedical research projects and on a competitive basis. Funds must be spent by the end of the fiscal year (April 30, 2017) and cannot be carried over.

Please refer to the application instructions.

Recent projects that were awarded support through this Research Resources Core program include:

Larry Feinstein – UMaine at Presque Isle

Used MDI Biological Laboratory’s DNA Sequencing facility to obtain sequences of antibiotic-resistance genes.
Project: Assessing the Link between Antibiotic-Resistance Genes in Health Care Facilities & Environmental Reservoirs

Steven Sutton – University of New England

Used the Genomics Analytics and Proteomics Core at University of New England to study polycyclic-aromatic hydrocarbons by Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry, to determine the oral bioavailability of persistent organic pollutants from microplastic in mussels.
Project: Analysis of polycyclic-aromatic hydrocarbons by GCMS

Kristy Townsend – University of Maine

Used the Flow Cytometry services Core at The Jackson Laboratory to identify and gain a mechanistic understanding of a novel population of adult neural stem cells in mice.
Project: Identification and mechanistic understanding of a novel population of adult neural stem cells (ANSCs)

Kerry Tucker – University of New England

Used the MRI services of the Small Animal Imaging Core at the Maine Medical Research Institute to obtain high resolution imaging.
Project: The role of primary cilia and cardiac progenitor cells in formation of the outflow tract of the heart and the great vessels during cardiovascular development

Voot Yin – MDI Biological Laboratory

Used the Histopathology Sciences Core at The Jackson Laboratory to conduct paraffin embedding, sectioning and hematoxylin and eosin staining of early timepoints of caudal fin regenerated tissues.
Project: miR-21 Control of Wound Closure during Zebrafish Appendage Regeneration