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  • Research Opportunities for Maine – presented by Dr. Clifford Rosen, MaineHealth Research Institute

    Cliff Rosen, M.D.,  is the co-PI of the Northern New England CTR Network and the Director of the Center for Clinical & Translational Research at MaineHealth Research Institute. He spoke about research initiatives at MaineHealth and opportunities for Maine at a recent Science Cafe hosted by the MDI Biological Laboratory. Watch his talk here:

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  • Sign Up for Maine INBRE’s E-mail List

    Sign up HERE for Maine INBRE’s email list!

    We send emails to the IDeA community in Maine about upcoming courses, seminars, grant opportunities, and programs that may be helpful to faculty and students.

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  • 2023 Student Summer Fellowship Program open for applications

    The 2023 Student Summer Fellowship Program is now open for applications.

    The fellowship program, which provides 10-week mentored research experiences to undergraduate students enrolled at INBRE partner institutions around Maine, is scheduled to run May 31st-August 5th.


    Hannah Lust, Ph.D.,  (gro.lbidmnull@tsulh
    Assistant Director of Research Training and Outreach
    MDI Biological Laboratory

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  • Outstanding Student Poster Awards at the Maine Research Symposium on Biomedical Science and Engineering

    Congratulations to the ten Maine students receiving awards for outstanding posters at the recent Maine Research Symposium on Biomedical Science and Engineering, held on October 13-15, 2022.

    About 85 students presented posters, representing undergraduate and graduate programs at INBRE schools throughout our state. We are grateful to faculty and industry leaders across multiple universities, biomedical and healthcare organizations who took the time to judge posters and discuss research projects with students. The full list of awards and abstracts is posted on the Awards/Abstracts tab.

    Graduate student awards

    • Ashley Soucy GSBSE/MaineHealth Institute for Research
      RAB27a-mediated regulation of the vascular microenvironment
    • Madison Mueth GSBSE/UNE
      Sex differences in susceptibility to develop advanced osteoarthritis pain
    • Sam Costa GSBSE/MaineHealth Institute for Research
      PD-L1 Expression Promotes Bone Marrow Immunosuppression and Bone Loss with Diet-Induced Obesity
    • Bailey Blair GSBSE/University of Maine
      Uncovering Candida albicans Factors that Modulate the Host Phagocyte Response
    • Brianna Gurdon GSBSE/JAX
      Brain-wide spatial analysis reveals cell-type-specific genetic modifiers of Alzheimer’s disease progression
    • Mubarak Khlewee University of Maine
      The influence of heat and mass transfer on the setting rate of adhesives between porous substrates
    • Ines Khiara University of Maine
      Engineering the Development of Neuromuscular Circuitry On-Chip

    Undergraduate student awards

    • Lucia O’Sullivan Bowdoin College
      Using Artificial Intelligence Software to Investigate the Effects of Early-Life Adversity on Anxiety-Like Behavior
    • Sydney Bonauto Bowdoin College
      Leveraging rat ultrasonic vocalization playback to expose sex-specific outcomes following early life adversity

    Clinical poster award

    • Vrushabh Daga University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
      The Impact of Prophylactic Ceftriaxone Treatment on Antimicrobial Resistance Development by Colonizing Microbes


    First Annual Maine Research Symposium on Biomedical Science and Engineering


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  • Bates Fellow Researches Salamander Genes

    Bates College junior Rebecca Anderson, a double major in biochemistry and math, studied regeneration and regenerative medicine during a summer internship at the MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor, funded by Maine INBRE at Bates.

    She worked with Joel Graber, Ph.D., a senior staff scientist and director of the computational biology and bioinformatics core at MDIBL. With fellow scientists worldwide, Graber is researching the axolotl, a Mexican salamander that has the astonishing ability to regrow limbs and major organs.

    Understanding the salamander’s ability to regenerate can help researchers “improve human wound healing and tissue scarring,” says Anderson.

    She focused on developing a search tool that allows researchers to identify orthologs, genes that are derived from the same gene in a common ancestor. Specifically, researchers hope to find axolotl genes within the human genome and other commonly studied organisms.

    Anderson got to talk with faculty and graduate students about their journeys and, at the end of her fellowship, gave a community-wide presentation as part of the Student Summer Symposium at MDIBL. That helped her to “communicate science effectively to a lot of different audiences.”

    “It’s been really cool to see all these different areas of science that I can be a part of, and think about what I want to do in the future.”

    Full article from Bates News

    photo credit to Phyllis Graber Jensen, Bates College

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  • Bowdoin INBRE Student Wins Poster Award at International Conference

    INBRE-Funded Investigator and Bowdoin College faculty member Dr. Jennifer Honeycutt took her undergraduate researchers to the International Behavioral Neuroscience Society’s annual conference in Scotland earlier this year. Congratulations to senior Seneca Ellis who came home with a poster award!

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  • Newsletter: Maine INBRE News – May 2022

  • Maine INBRE in its 22nd Year – Looking Back and Ahead

    As the Maine IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (ME-INBRE) enters its 22nd year (and the fourth of the current five-year funding cycle) it is exciting to reflect on what we’ve accomplished and how we are positioned to further augment and expand biomedical research excellence in Maine. This National Institutes of Health (NIGMS) funded Institutional Development Award (IDeA) program began in 2001 …

    The Maine INBRE in its 22nd Year – Looking Back and Ahead


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  • Summer Undergraduate Fellowships Awarded

    The INBRE Summer Undergraduate Fellowship Program selected 17 fellows to receive mentored research fellowships for 2022.  In addition to mentored lab research, the students will participate in bioinformatics workshops, translational medicine lectures, a Communicating Science course, as well as responsible conduct of research training.

    Congratulations to the awardees and their mentors:

    2022 INBRE Undergraduate Fellows Mentors
    Rebecca Anderson Bates College Dr. Joel Graber MDIBL
    Derry Bessette UMaine Fort Kent Dr. Colleen O’Loughlin Bates College
    Sydney Bonauto Bowdoin College Dr. Jennifer Honeycutt Bowdoin College
    Natalie Chalfant Southern Maine Community College Dr. Melody Neely University of Maine
    Marcus Cobleigh UMaine Machias Dr. Prayag Murawala MDIBL
    Emily Cornell du Houx Southern Maine Community College Dr. Jason Pellettieri Keene State College
    Allison French UMaine Farmington Dr. James Godwin MDIBL
    Nina Greeley Bates College Dr. James Godwin The Jackson Laboratory
    Esther Jeon Colby College Dr. Dustin Updike MDIBL
    Adel Misherghi College of the Atlantic Dr. Chris Baker The Jackson Laboratory
    Jeni Nganzobo UMaine Machias Dr. Melody Neely University of Maine
    Aiden Pike UMaine Honors College Dr. Joel Graber MDIBL
    Sona Sahakyan Colby College Dr. Marnie Halpern Dartmouth College
    Lenka Slamova College of the Atlantic Dr. Ron Korstanje The Jackson Laboratory
    Kailee Sprague UMaine Presque Isle Dr. Jarod Talbot University of Maine
    Lindsey Stover UMaine Honors College Dr. Robert Wheeler University of Maine
    Xenobia Weber Bowdoin College Dr. Hadley Horch Bowdoin College


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  • Cloud Computing 101

    There’s a good chance that by now, many of you have heard of “cloud computing.”  You might have even read the recent news about the project carried out by the Maine INBRE Bioinformatics Core under the auspices of the NIH Science and Technology Research Infrastructure for Discovery, Experimentation, and Sustainability (STRIDES) Initiative.

    So what is cloud computing?  In an uncharacteristic burst of brevity (for me), I’m going to give you the answer quickly, and then you can keep reading if you want more details …


    Cloud Computing 101

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