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Hands-on Biomedical Research Projects

Students train with mentors in a variety of areas from molecular toxicology, bioinformatics and genetics, to neuroscience.

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A Network of 13 Organizations

Strengthening Maine's capacity to conduct NIH-competitive biomedical research.

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Researching Comparative Genomics

Biomedical research applications include molecular and cellular developmental biology, physiology, immunology and toxicology.

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The goal of the Maine INBRE is to strengthen Maine's capacity to conduct competitive biomedical research.

Sponsored by the the National Institute of General Medical Sciences at the National Institutes of Health, the Maine IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence - or INBRE -  is a collaborative network of Maine laboratories and colleges led by the MDI Biological Laboratory. INBRE members include Bates, Bowdoin and Colby Colleges, College of the Atlantic, The Jackson Laboratory, Southern Maine Community College, the University of Maine, and the University of Maine at Farmington, Fort Kent, Machias, and Presque Isle.

Maine INBRE focuses on three areas: creating a technically skilled workforce in Maine through biomedical research training for undergraduates, providing research support to young faculty to increase their competitiveness for federal (NIH) biomedical research grants, and improving the research infrastructure available to INBRE institutions through a IDeA Logocollaborative network of core facilities with state-of-the-art equipment.


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Learn how to acknowledge the NIH, the Institutional Development Award (IDeA) program, and Maine INBRE in your presentations and publications >


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