Department of Molecular and Biomedical Sciences

VillageSoup interviews West, UMaine valedictorian

VillageSoup talked with Bailey West, University of Maine valedictorian, about how a high school biology class motivated her interest in “the cellular and molecular underpinnings of human health and disease.”  West, a biochemistry major, will enter a doctoral program at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the fall.

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Reminder: UMaine to host AAAS session on research learning experiences Feb. 8

The University of Maine will host a live panel discussion at the 2021 American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting at 2 p.m. Feb. 8.  The session facilitated by UMaine, “Fostering Career Development Through Research Learning Experiences,” seeks to share effective approaches to integrating diverse student populations into scholarly research communities through authentic […]

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UMaine to host AAAS session on research learning experiences

The University of Maine will host a live panel discussion at the 2021 American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting at 2 p.m. Feb. 8. The theme for this year’s meeting, which will be held virtually, is Understanding Dynamic Ecosystems.  The session facilitated by the University of Maine, “Fostering Career Development Through Research […]

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Media report on increased water testing for coronavirus at UMaine

The Portland Press Herald reported that in addition to testing wastewater samples from locations on campus and in the town of Orono, the University of Maine will begin testing samples from the University of Maine Presque Isle in a laboratory located on the Orono campus.  WABI (Channel 5), the Bangor Daily News and the Associated […]

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Dagher, Maginnis leading two Maine Science Festival online forums

Habib Dagher, founding director of the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center, and Melissa Maginnis, an associate professor of microbiology, will lead two online forums during the 2021 Maine Science Festival.  The festival will offer six one-hour sessions via Zoom, one in January, one in February and one in March. Each session will […]

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Pen Bay Pilot highlights UMaine, Northeastern research collaborations

The Penobscot Bay Pilot picked up a University of Maine news release highlighting a new program established to support research collaborations between the University of Maine and Northeastern University. Through a rigorous review process involving peer faculty reviewers and research leaders at each university, five projects were awarded $50,000 in seed funding intended to support […]

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Mainebiz posts release about Neuright being awarded grant

Mainebiz shared a University of Maine media release about the university biotech spinoff Neuright, Inc. being awarded $225,000 through the National Science Foundation’s Small Business Technology Transfer program. Magdalena Blaszkiewicz, who earned a doctoral degree in biomedical sciences, and Kristy Townsend, associate professor of neurobiology, co-founded the company. The goal is to develop diagnostic and […]

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