Science Education Partnership (SEPA) Program Awards for PreK-12 biomedical programs

The NCRR recently released information about 2011 Science Education Partnership (SEPA) awards: http://ncrr.nih.gov/science_education_partnership_awards/2011/2011.asp The Program Announcement may be found at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-10-206.html These awards are intended “…for the development and evaluation of innovative research education programs to improve PreK-12 research career opportunities and the community’s understanding of the health science advances supported by the National Institutes […]

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Recent Publications of INBRE-supported research

Gage Brummer, a senior at Kansas State University, recently published “The Role of Non-Enzymatic Glycation and Carbonyls in Collagen Cross-Linking for the Treatment of Keratoconus” in the journal IOVS (Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science). Gage was a summer INBRE fellow at MDIBL in 2009 and 2010 and has been researching the underlying causes of eye […]

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Kristopher Cooper Valedictorian

Kristopher Cooper was honored at valedictorian at his University of Maine graduation this past spring. Cooper majored in biology and is beginning graduate studies at the University of Connecticut School for Dental Medicine this fall. He participated in the UMaine Honors College INBRE short course in 2009. […]

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Four INBRE Colleges and MDIBL Join Nationwide Program to Improve Science Education

Four Maine INBRE colleges and the MDI Biological Laboratory have joined an innovative, nation-wide program to change the way science is taught in college. As part of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s (HHMI) Science Education Alliance, freshmen at the University of Maine Honors College, the Southern Maine Community College, and the University of Maine at […]

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Skate Genome Workshop Held at the MDI Biological Laboratory

Nearly two dozen scientists and students from across the Northeast gathered at the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory last week (Oct. 12-15) to identify genes in the little skate, an ancient fish similar to a sting ray that is able to regrow its limbs as an adult. This effort to identify all of the genes […]

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Bowdoin INBRE Graduate Heads to Oxford on Keasbey Scholarship

Tenzing Lama, Bowdoin ’10, was one of only two students in the U.S. selected to receive a Keasbey Scholarship to study at Oxford University. The biochemistry major will pursue a masters of science degree in pathology, researching the molecular biology and biochemistry of parasites. Lama, who conducted an independent research project in 2009 under the […]

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Former INBRE Project Leader Awarded NSF CAREER Grant

Clare Bates Congdon, PhD, was recently awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER grant. According to NSF, the CAREER program is “the most prestigious award in support of the early career-development activities of those teacher-scholars who most effectively integrate research and education within the context of the mission of their organization.” The research focus of […]

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Robert Preston, PhD, Named Outstanding Summer Mentor for 2010

This year’s summer students at the MDI Biological Laboratory selected Dr. Robert Preston as the 2010 Outstanding Summer Mentor. Preston, Professor of Physiology, Comparative and Integrative Physiology at Illinois State University, has been a Visiting Scientist at the MDI Biological Laboratory for over 25 years. In that time he has mentored more than 90 summer […]

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