Summer Symposium Features Research from Undergraduate Fellows


University of Maine-Farmington student William Harriman, who was mentored by by Dr. Geoffrey Ganter at the University of New England, presents his research findings at the Student Summer Symposium earlier this month.

The annual Student Summer Symposium was hosted at MDI Biological Laboratory on Friday, August 4th and featured the research findings of undergraduate student fellows from colleges and universities across Maine through  short talks and poster presentations.

The 17 undergraduate students highlighted below were awarded 10-week mentored research fellowships at various academic and research institutions in Maine through INBRE. In addition to mentored lab research, the students participated in bioinformatics workshops, translational medicine lectures, a Communicating Science course, as well as responsible conduct of research training.

Student Fellow Home Institution Mentor/s Research Site
Katelyn Amero UMaine Honors College Dr. Sally Molloy University of Maine
Kaitlyn Armstrong UMaine Machias Dr. Jane Disney MDI Biological Lab
Katherine Buetens Bates College Dr. James Godwin MDI Biological Lab
Katrina Carrier Bowdoin College Dr. Daniel Powell Bowdoin College
Eleftheria-Sofia Dragoti College of the Atlantic Dr. Reuben Hudson College of the Atlantic
Elijah Dumdie Bowdoin College Dr. Hadley Horch Bowdoin College
Toby Dunne So.Me.Comm College Dr. Dustin Updike MDI Biological Lab
Lucas Girard So.Me.Comm College Drs. Joel Graber & Andrea Tilden MDI Biological Lab
William Harriman UMaine Farmington Dr. Geoffrey Ganter University of New England
HaoWen Huang Colby College Dr. David Angelini Colby College
Raheem Khadour College of the Atlantic Dr. Nadia Rosenthal Jackson Laboratory
Hayden Kittell UMaine Machias Dr. Lori Banks Bates College
Sebastian Leon Fallas Bates College Dr. Prayag Murawala MDI Biological Lab
Michael Patnaude UMaine Farmington Dr. Romain Madelaine MDI Biological Lab
Carla Rodriguez Medina UMaine Fort Kent Dr. Jared Talbot University of Maine
Katherine Stevens UMaine Honors College Dr. Robert Wheeler University of Maine
Abigail Wick Colby College Dr. James Coffman MDI Biological Lab