Maine INBRE program renewed for five years

MDI Biological Laboratory has received an award of nearly $18 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, an institute of the National Institutes of Health, to renew a program focused strengthening biomedical research and research training in Maine.

The grant will fund the 18-year-old Maine INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) program for another five years. MDI Biological Laboratory founded the statewide collaborative network of 13 educational and research institutions, including the University of Maine and its regional campus, the University of Maine at Machias (UMM).

“Maine INBRE is a critical component in building the state’s research capacity, including training tomorrow’s biomedical workforce,” said UMaine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy. “The opportunities this initiative has provided undergraduate and graduate students and faculty at UMaine and UMM demonstrate the value of statewide partnership and what we can accomplish, together, to make a difference in biomedical research and education in the state and beyond.”

A full news release about the grant is online.