Department of Molecular and Biomedical Sciences

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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‘The Maine Question’ podcast looks at why viruses go viral

The latest episode of “The Maine Question” asks, why do viruses go viral? The novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 has led to a pandemic that swept the globe, halted economies and upended life as we know it. In the seventh episode of the second season, host Ron Lisnet talks with Melissa Maginnis, an assistant professor […]

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BDN speaks with Maginnis about how to teach kids about COVID-19

The Bangor Daily News spoke with Melissa Maginnis, an assistant professor of microbiology at the University of Maine, about how she’s teaching her kids about the novel coronavirus. “We’ve seen the emergence of several of these viruses in the past couple decades, like SARS and MERS. It was predicted there would be another one that […]

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Graduate School announces 2020–21 Waldron, Hunter, Chase awardees

Ten doctoral candidates will each receive one of three 2020–21 awards: the Janet Waldron Doctoral Research Fellowship, the Susan J. Hunter Teaching Assistantship, and the Chase Distinguished Research Assistantship. These awards will support the students in their research and professional development. Janet Waldron Doctoral Research Fellowship Shelby Helwig, Psychological Sciences Frankie St. Amand, Interdisciplinary Studies […]

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