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The Maine-eDNA Co-PIs: David Emerson

By Attis Bielecki, ME EPSCoR Student Writer David Emerson is a senior researcher and Co-PI on Maine EPSCoR’s Maine-eDNA program who focuses on geomicrobiology. He obtained his Ph.D. in microbiology from Cornell University and he conducts his research at the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences. Emerson draws from a lot of experience; both in field […]

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Barracuda Graduate Student Profile: Bailey McLaughlin

By Stefania Irene Marthakis  Bailey McLaughlin is a Ph.D. student in Ecology and Environmental Sciences at the University of Maine. McLaughlin’s interest in big global change questions regarding how biodiversity might be impacted by climate change and other global change drivers lead her to work with Brian McGill, Professor of Ecological Modeling in the School of Biology and Ecology with a joint appointment at the Sen. George J. Mitchell […]

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The Maine-eDNA Co-PIs: Kate Beard

By Attis Bielecki, ME EPSCoR Student Writer Kate Beard is a professor in the School of Computing and Information Science at the University of Maine as well as a Co-PI on the Maine EPSCoR Track-1 grant, Maine-eDNA. She received her PhD in Geographic information systems (GIS) at the University of Wisconsin. This background is very […]

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INSPIRES Student Feature: Kingsley Wiafe-Kwakye

With a background in Geographic Information Science (GIS), data processing, and data analysis, Kingsley Wiafe-Kwakye has found a graduate program that perfectly aligns with his interests. Wiafe-Kwakye is a second-year Ph.D. candidate in Spatial Information Science and Engineering at the University of Maine, as well as a graduate teaching assistant in the School of Computing […]

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Call for Propsal

Call for Proposals: eDNA Emerging Areas & Commercialization Seed Grants

Maine’s iconic coastline is one element of a complex macrosystem linking inland lakes and rivers to the sea through watersheds, estuaries, and nearshore coastal waters to the open Gulf of Maine. The overarching hypothesis of Maine-eDNA is that we can transform our understanding of the ecological dynamics and sustainability of Maine’s coastal macrosystem through innovations […]

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DEPSCoR offers two FY21 funding opportunities and announces Virtual DEPSCoR Day

Defense Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DEPSCoR) recently announced that two FY21 DEPSCoR funding opportunity announcements are now available on grants.gov DEPSCoR – Research Collaboration FOA-AFRL-AFOSR-2021-0007, https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=333421 DEPSCoR – Capacity Building FOA-AFRL-AFOSR-2021-0008, https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=333435 The Research Collaboration opportunity is quite similar to last year’s solicitation (two-person team, award amount, evaluation process), however, there are differences (specific topic areas, increased total number […]

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Continuing to Core: Grayson Huston Research Update

By Attis Bielecki, ME EPSCoR Student Writer Grayson Huston is graduate student studying in the School of Biology and Ecology at the University of Maine. He works on the Maine-eDNA program under his advisors Dr. Michael Kinnison, a Professor of Evolutionary Applications and Maine-eDNA Co-PI, and Dr. Jasmine Saros, a Professor of Paleolimnology and Lake […]

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New Questions and New Possibilities: Sam Silverbrand Research Update

By Attis Bielecki, ME EPSCoR Student Writer Samantha (Sam) Silverbrand is a second-year master’s student in Marine Biology within the University of Maine’s Marine Sciences program. She works under her advisor, Dr. Michael Kinnison, in his lab where work relating to molecular biology takes place. This is also where she conducts her research for the […]

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Seeking CS or New Media Undergrad for Employment with Maine-eDNA

We are seeking an undergraduate student employee to join the Maine-eDNA team, a large NSF EPSCoR funded project (https://umaine.edu/edna/). One goal of the project is to build an integrated data repository of environmental DNA (eDNA), which is DNA obtained from fresh and marine water samples and subjected to high throughput sequencing. eDNA samples need to […]

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Seeking CS Undergrad for Employment with Maine-eDNA

We are seeking an undergraduate student employee to join the Maine-eDNA team, a large NSF EPSCoR funded project (https://umaine.edu/edna/). One goal of the project is to build an integrated data repository of environmental DNA (eDNA), which is DNA obtained from fresh and marine water samples and subjected to high throughput sequencing. As part of the […]

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