Institutional Development Awards (IDeA) in Maine
Biomedical Research and Training grants are funded by the IDeA program at the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. These programs foster the development, coordination and sharing of research resources, and expertise that will expand research opportunities and increase the number of competitive investigators in IDeA-eligible states.
Expanding Maine’s Research Capacity
COBRE for the Study of Pain and Sensory Function at the University of New England
The center’s mission is to significantly contribute to the scientific understanding of the neurobiology of chronic pain, facilitating the discovery and development of novel therapies.
Principal Investigator: Ian Meng, Ph.D.
COBRE in Mesenchymal and Neural Regulation of Metabolic Networks at the Maine Medical Center Research Institute
The Center’s intent is to build a strong research center focused on the diseases of metabolism, including obesity, diabetes, and osteoporosis.
Principal Investigator: Lucy Liaw, Ph.D.
The Northern New England Clinical & Translational Research (NNE-CTR) Network at the Maine Medical Center Research Institute and the University of Vermont
The network was established to augment infrastructure and expertise needed for clinical and translational research, and to support innovative studies that will ultimately improve health outcomes in our region. Maine Medical Center Research Institute and the University of Vermont are joined by partners, collaborators and affiliated Institutions to leverage and coordinate regional resources to conduct collaborative research and disseminate the findings.
Principal Investigators: Clifford Rosen, Ph.D. & Gary Stein, Ph.D.
COBRE Center for Regenerative Biology and Medicine at the MDI Biological Laboratory
The goal of the Center is to develop therapies that will improve healing and regeneration in humans and slow the degenerative changes that occur with aging.
Principal Investigator: Iain Drummond, Ph.D.
Other Resources in Maine
University of Maine Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering (GSBSE) The Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering (GSBSE) is a unique graduate program that includes the University of Maine as the degree granting institution and four additional cooperating academic and research institutions within Maine.
The University of New England offers master’s, doctorate, and certificate programs in biological and health sciences.
The Bioscience Association of Maine (BioME) is a network of life science companies in Maine that provides networking opportunities for students and has a job board.
The mission of the UMaine Institute of Medicine is to develop through innovative and coordinated research, education, and strategic partnerships transformative solutions that enhance the health and wellbeing of the citizens of Maine and beyond.
Shared Core facilities with contact information are listed on the Shared Core Facilities and Services page on the Maine INBRE website.
Student and post-baccalaureate fellowship opportunities within the INBRE network are listed on the Student Training page on the Maine INBRE website.
The INBRE Small Grants Program offers support for use of regional IDeA Cores.
The INBRE Equipment Exchange Program facilitates the loan or donation of equipment among the network members.
The Maine INBRE LinkedIn page posts local job and research opportunities and Maine INBRE program alumni news.
Statewide programs and funding opportunities for undergraduate studies in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) are available with the Maine STEM Collaborative.
The MDI Biological Laboratory provides data literacy training to teachers and their students through its SEPA Program.
The Jackson Laboratory provides training on science education to students and teachers through its SEPA Program.