Maine-eDNA

Meet Maine-eDNA: Emily Pierce, Graduate Research Assistant

Jane Horovitz, EPSCoR Student Writer Emily Pierce has always been drawn to the ocean and the marine life within it. Pierce grew up in Reno, Nevada, quite a ways from the coast, but decided to study biology at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, where she spent a lot of time on the ocean. Pierce recently […]

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Maine-eDNA: Expanding research capacity in the state of Maine

With a new Track-1 grant from the National Science Foundation, comes new funding, new faculty and new research. Maine EPSCoR’s newest Track-1 Grant, titled Molecule to Ecosystem: Environmental DNA as a Nexus for Coastal Ecosystem Sustainability for Maine (ME-eDNA), is bringing environmental DNA research to the pine tree state, and positioning Maine as a national […]

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Meet Maine-eDNA: Sam Silverbrand, Graduate Research Assistant

Samantha (Sam) Silverbrand is a Masters student in Marine Biology and a Graduate Research Assistant on the Maine-eDNA project who is working in Mike Kinnison’s lab at the University of Maine. She has begun research on sediment eDNA (or sedDNA) and has collected four lake cores for further developing sedDNA approaches. The four lakes include […]

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SEANET’s Legacy: The impact of interdisciplinary aquaculture research on the state of Maine

The Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network In January 2020, Maine EPSCoR’s Research Infrastructure Improvement Track 1 project, the Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network (SEANET), was officially completed. However, the legacy of the program will live on through the continued interdisciplinary research carried out by institutions such as the Aquaculture Research Institute (ARI), which is SEANET’s named legatee. […]

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Maine-eDNA K-12 Innovation Seed Grants

Maine EPSCoR is pleased to announce the availability of the Maine-eDNA K-12 Innovation SEED Grant program. The purpose of this program is to develop partnerships with organizations and institutions to increase K-20 STEM opportunities through outreach and education programs, and activities that are aligned with Maine-eDNA’s project’s research initiatives across the state of Maine. The […]

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Student Profile: Gabrielle Brodek

Gabrielle Brodek is a student in the Master of Science in Teaching Program (MST) offered by the Maine Center for Research in STEM Education (RiSE Center), who is working as the Maine-eDNA graduate student with the UMaine Cooperative Extension 4-H office. Her current goal is to help develop education materials relating to the new Maine-eDNA […]

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ME EPSCoR introduces the official Maine-eDNA logo

Maine EPSCoR is excited to introduce the official Maine-eDNA logo! After careful consideration and discussions amongst the Leadership Team, the program chose Tilan Copson, University of Maine Research Marketing and Communications Specialist, as the designer. “Designing logos can be really fun, especially when there is a basic concept to work with,” says Copson. “For Maine […]

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