The Department of Molecular & Biomedical Sciences (MBMS) at the University of Maine provides undergraduate and graduate degrees in Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Molecular and Cellular Biology. Each field offers excellent opportunity in challenging and exciting careers.
In addition, the Department participates in a state-wide Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS) Ph.D. program, with cooperating faculty at The Jackson Laboratory, the Maine Medical Center Research Institute, the Foundation for Blood Research, the University of Southern Maine, Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory and others to offer graduate students expanded research and educational opportunities.
The MBMS faculty are very active in a variety of research fields, many in the basic Biomedical Sciences. You can find brief descriptions of their research programs by going to the Faculty page. Dr. Carol Kim (Kim-Insight (PDF) ), Dr. Robert Wheeler (Wheeler-Insight (PDF) ) and Instructor Anne Hanson (Hanson-cultureclub) have also been recently feature in UMaine Today. Click here to see additional UMaine Today articles covering MBMS faculty and their research.
Roseann Cochrane, Accounts Manager, retires from the department in May 2012 after 29 years of service. She will be very much missed. This link (Roseann) contains some pictures from the retirement party on April 15th courtesy of Sam Hess of Physics.
“Doctor’s Orders” in UMaine Today introduces four UMaine students, two of which are MBMS majors, accepted into the Tufts University School of Medicine and Maine Medical Center, Maine Track Early Assurance. They are Jennifer MacDowell, Biochemistry, Pre-Med, Honors and Erica Hidu, Microbiology, Pre-Med, Honors.
Ryan Tewhey, Molecular and Cellular Biology and Biochemistry (’05′). Ryan is completing a Ph.D. in biology at the University of California, San Diego, exploring the use of DNA sequencing to understand what makes MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) so deadly. He is currently featured in UMaine alumni news for his inclusion in Forbes magazine’s “30 under 30: Science” feature, which highlights high-achieving young scientists.