Department of Molecular and Biomedical Sciences

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College names 2019 Outstanding Graduate Students

Eight graduate students were recognized for their outstanding achievement at the college’s annual Celebration of Excellence on April 17. The college also honored undergraduate students and faculty members, Brenda Hall and Paul Rawson, at the event. Shokoofeh Ghasemi, Fred Griffee Memorial Award School of Forest Resources Developed a new chemical-free method to create filaments for […]

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College names 2019 Outstanding Undergraduate Students

Four graduating seniors were recognized for their outstanding achievements during their time at UMaine at the college’s annual Celebration of Excellence on April 17. In addition to the award winners, the college also recognized juniors and seniors with a cumulative 4.0 grade point average. The college also honored eight graduate students and two faculty members, […]

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Student spotlight: Arielle Spalla

Arielle Spalla, a junior pre-med microbiology major, will graduate in the spring, travel for a year and read books she hasn’t had time for during her undergraduate career. Then she’ll enroll at Tufts University School of Medicine. For her capstone, she’s doing a literature review for the lab of Melody Neely, an associate professor of […]

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Student spotlight: Linda Archambault

Hometown: Bristol, Maine Linda Archambault, a biochemistry Ph.D. candidate, works in UMaine associate professor of microbiology Rob Wheeler’s lab. Last summer, she was selected as a teaching assistant for an internationally recognized practical course on fungal infectious diseases at the Marine Biological Laboratory and received the 2018–19 Janet Waldron Doctoral Research Fellowship. Archambault earned a […]

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CUGR names 2018–2020 undergraduate research assistants

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) has named the 2018–2020 Faculty Fellows Assistants. The CUGR Faculty Fellows Program supports faculty efforts toward improving undergraduate research mentoring skills, expanding curricula to include research and scholarship experiences, and developing proposals for further funding specifically involving undergraduate students. Each CUGR Fellow is provided $1,100 to […]

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CUGR announces 2018–2019 academic year fellowship winners

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) has announced the recipients of the 2018–2019 Academic Year Research and Creative Activities Fellowships. The fellowships were developed to enhance and increase undergraduate student involvement in faculty-mentored research. Each fellowship provides a $1,100 award for the student to help cover costs of the project. Funding for […]

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2018 Staples Lecturer in Biochemistry to speak Nov. 15–16

David Bartel of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and Howard Hughes Medical Institute will visit the University of Maine Nov. 15–16 as the 2018 Staples Lecturer in Biochemistry. The Department of Molecular and Biomedical Sciences will host Bartel, who is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a leader in the study […]

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Student spotlight: Grace Smith

Meet Grace Smith of Holden, Maine, who was born in Rock Hill, South Carolina and moved to Maine at age 8. This summer, the junior molecular and cellular biology and biochemistry double major with a minor in computer science, who also is in the Honors College, interned at the Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research in […]

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King’s research finds new genetic regulators for regeneration, media report

ScienceDaily, EurekAlert and Medical Xpress published a news release from the MDI Biological Laboratory about new research on regeneration by scientists at the laboratory and the University of Maine. Benjamin King, an assistant professor of bioinformatics at UMaine and co-lead researcher, identified genetic material previously thought to be useless as having a role in regulating […]

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