UMaine Investigator Maginnis Comments on Enterovirus Case

INBRE Investigator and UMaine assistant professor Melissa Maginnis was quoted in the Portland Press Herald regarding the first case of Enterovirus 68 in the state of Maine. Read the article here: In related news, one of Maginnis’ undergraduate microbiology students conducting research in her lab – Adam Simard (UMaine ’15) – was recently awarded a […]

Colby College Article Highlights the Benefits of INBRE

Colby College recently wrote about the benefits of the INBRE program at the institution, highlighting a recent summer short course for a group of incoming first-year students in the Colby Achievement Program in the Sciences (CAPS), as well as an INBRE summer research fellow who studying a gene that may have an effect on the way the […]

New England Medical School Students Share Training


First year medical students from Dartmouth Medical School (DMS), University of Vermont College of Medicine (UVM) and the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM) shared a unique opportunity to connect in an intensive research-based course at the MDI Biological Laboratory in August. “This program, where we had the opportunity to work alongside other […]

Article on Skatebase project in F1000 Research

An article on the IDeA-funded regional SkateBase project was recently posted with open source publisher F1000 Research ( In this study, titled SkateBase, an elasmobranch genome project and collection of molecular resources for chondrichthyan fishes, the group summarizes available data for chondrichthyes and describe resources for one of the largest projects to characterize one of these fish, Leucoraja erinacea, […]

Media Reports Highlight the Impact of INBRE Grant in Maine


Senator Collins spoke at a recent celebration of the INBRE program at MDI Biological Laboratory. Various media outlets reported on the event: MPBN radio broadcast Southern Maine Community College President’s web post CBS Bangor, Maine affiliate channel WABI-TV5

WABI-TV5 News Story on Maine INBRE Grant Award

CBS’ Bangor, Maine affiliate channel WABI-TV5 recently aired a piece featuring the recent celebration of Maine’s INBRE grant award. Watch it here. The INBRE grant is funded by the IDeA program of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences at the National Institutes of Health.  

INBRE Investigator Receives Grant Funding


University of Maine Assistant Professor of Microbiology Robert Wheeler has received a five-year, $500,000 fellowship from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund to study how and why Candida albicans — the most common human fungal pathogen — transforms from an innocuous yeast in the digestive tract of a person with a healthy immune system to a potentially fatal fungus […]