Institute of Medicine kicks off fall 2021 seminar series Sept. 17

The University of Maine Institute of Medicine has announced its seminar series for the fall 2021 semester, with events scheduled from noon–1 p.m. on Fridays in September and October. 

The series kicks off Sept. 17 with a webinar titled, “A New Dawn for Chronic Kidney Disease – SGLT-2 Inhibition as a Novel Strategy,” presented by Herman Haller, president of MDI Biological Laboratory and Director of the Department of Nephrology and Hypertension at Hannover Medical School in Hannover, Germany. 

Visit the event webpage for more information and to register.  

The series also includes:

  • Oct. 15: “Identifying Tissue-specific Nutrient-sensing Effects on Growth, Health, and Longevity in C. elegans,” hosted by Aric Rogers, an associate professor with MDI Biological Laboratory.  
  • Oct. 22: “Community Engagement to Enhance Research in Maine,” hosted by Liz Jacobs, vice president of research with MaineHealth. 
  • Oct. 29: “Limb vs Tail – Two Modes of Tissue Regeneration in Axolotl,” hosted by Prayag Murawala, an assistant professor with MDI Biological Laboratory.

The Institute of Medicine may offer the October seminars in person depending on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic and health and safety protocols in effect at the time. The University of Maine System will continue to monitor civil authority and public health guidance and will modify its protocols as necessary in response to changes in the pandemic. 

Additional seminars, which will be announced at a later date, are planned for November. Find links to previously recorded seminars, and information about the fall 2021 series online