Department of Molecular and Biomedical Sciences

Pelletreau talks with The Atlantic about sea slug kleptoplasty

Karen Pelletreau, director of faculty educational development at the University of Maine and former postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Molecular and Biomedical Sciences, spoke with The Atlantic about the ability of the sea slug Elysia chlorotica to sustain chloroplasts from the algae they consume to produce energy through photosynthesis. MSN shared the Atlantic story.

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NSFA Unlocked reveals impact behind the acronym

The College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture (NSFA) at the University of Maine will host a live webinar called “NSFA Unlocked” from 2–4 p.m. Sept. 30.  Campus leaders from the college in nursing, marine sciences, economics and more will highlight the science and student experiences that inspire their work. The showcase aims to better […]

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Boston Globe talks with Maginnis about predicting COVID infection peaks

The Boston Globe spoke with Melissa Maginnis, a University of Maine professor of virology and member of the University of Maine System Science Advisory Board, about predicting when the current COVID-19 infection spike will end. “What we have seen in other parts of the world and the Southern states is that there is about a […]

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Centralmaine.com, Press Herald highlight BioME Showcase award winners

Centralmaine.com and the Portland Press Herald highlighted two University of Maine Ph.D. students who won first and third place in the college division of the 2021 Bioscience Association of Maine (BioME) Student Showcase. Bond and Wilczek took first and third, respectively, in a three-minute pitch competition among graduate and undergraduate students. Both students are advised by Melissa […]

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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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