Molecular & Biomedical Sciences Department News

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UMaine Today is currently running a feature entitled; “Learning through Discovery”.  Within the feature is a component highlighting research being performed by our very own Dr. Ben King in collaboration with Dr. Clarissa Henry of SBE. Their topic is “Molecular mechanisms of muscular dystrophy”.  Check it out here.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Drs. Maginnis and Wheeler applied their expertise to aid the the University of Maine System and state in the response. Read more about it in UMaine Today.

“Gosse caps decade of research into troublesome triclosan.”   UMaine News, Dec 30, 2020

Dr. Julie Gosse’s laboratory and outstanding research is feature in the UMaine News.  To read the article use this link.

If you happen to see Dr. Gosse about campus or in Hitchner Hall this spring semester be sure to congratulate her on her excellent work!  We are very impressed and proud of her.

Dr. Josh Kelley was awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health in the amount of $430,000 to study how yeast communicate:

ALSO In the fall of 2011, the department joined a large group of universities in teaching a yearlong course that is sponsored by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). The course is part of an HHMI, nationwide program called the Science Education Alliance Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science (SEA-PHAGES). The course has become extremely popular with our undergraduates and as of fall 2015, we now offer two section of this laboratory course so that all of our first-year students are enrolled. The course was featured in UMaine Today (see page 40).

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 this Faculty page.  Click here to see UMaine Today articles on MBMS faculty and their research.