Discovery of a new gene in fish co-authored by students at three INBRE schools

INBRE project leader Dr. Tim Breton at the University of Maine Farmington recently published a paper in the journal Scientific Reports that provides results from his studies which have uncovered a new gene in fish that may have application in human disease research.  Co-authors include UMF students who worked with Breton on campus and student mentees from […]

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Remote Imaging Services Now Available in Maine

Maine INBRE’s Research Resources Manager – Dr. Frédéric Bonnet – has made significant effort over the past two years to develop the Light Microscopy Facility (LMF) at the MDI Biological Laboratory (MDIBL) into a state-of-the-art facility that is accessible to all INBRE partner institutions. “Now we have a better scheduling and communication system, a better […]

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Highlight: Faculty Alumna – Hadley Horch, Ph.D., Bowdoin College

Bowdoin professor Hadley Horch, Ph.D., has collaborated with the INBRE Bioinformatics Core this year to advance her research and provide cutting-edge student research experiences and training in computational biology. Horch, her neurobiology students, and our Core bioinformaticians, with the support of Bowdoin’s high-performance computer cluster (HPC), took on the ambitious project of creating the largest […]

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Novel research on prophage at UMaine

Results from research conducted in the lab of INBRE project leader Dr. Sally Molloy provide evidence that prophage (integrated viral genomes) alter expression of important mycobacterial intrinsic antibiotic resistance genes, as reported in the journal BMC Microbiology: Increased whiB7 expression and antibiotic resistance in Mycobacterium chelonae carrying two prophages. Authors include a graduate student at UMaine’s GSBSE and […]

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Maine Students Receive Top Awards at NERIC

Two undergraduate students in the lab of INBRE project leader Dr. Jennifer Honeycutt received top honors for their Lighting Talks given at the Northeast Regional IDeA Conference (NERIC) in August. 1st place – Emma Noel, Honeycutt Lab, Bowdoin College, ‘23Translational Research Lightning Talk – Undergraduate StudentCharacterizing the Effect of Early Life Adversity on Sex-specific DNA […]

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INBRE Project Leaders co-chair NERIC session

INBRE project leaders Drs. Sally Molloy (University of Maine) and Suegene Noh (Colby College) co-chaired a session at the 2021 North East Regional IDeA Conference (NERIC) – Investigations of Microbial Fitness, Virulence, and Drug Resistance. The session explored host immunity and the mechanisms by which microbes adapt to the host environment or exposure to antimicrobial […]

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Model provides framework for study of phospholipids

A paper recently published in the journal Frontiers in Pharmacology by INBRE project leader Dr. Martin Kruse presents a comprehensive framework describing the connection between muscarinic acetylcholine signaling, phosphoinositide metabolism, and action potential firing in sympathetic neurons. Control of Neuronal Excitability by Cell Surface Receptor Density and Phosphoinositide Metabolism […]

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First Maine IDeA Meeting

The first Maine IDeA Meeting was organized by INBRE Director Dr. James Coffman and took place on August 13 via zoom. The PIs from the COBREs at the University of New England (UNE), Maine Medical Center Research Institute (MMCRI), and the MDI Biological Laboratory (MDIBL); the Northern New England Clinical & Translational Research (NNE-CTR) at MMCRI […]

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Full-Circle: Student Returns to Maine as INBRE-Funded Assistant Professor

We welcome Dr. Jennifer Honeycutt in her return to Maine as an assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience at Bowdoin College and newly-funded INBRE investigator. As an undergraduate student at Colby College, she began her research career in the neuroscience lab of former INBRE Project Leader Melissa Glenn, Ph.D. The first in her family to attend college, Dr. Honeycutt […]

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