MAINE CENTER for BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH at MDI BIOLOGICAL LABORATORY

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COLLABORATIONS 

We welcome individuals and groups of investigators to collaborate with our faculty for short research visits and sabbaticals. Laboratory spacecampus housingscientific core facilities and laboratory animals, subject to IACUC approval, are available on a fee basis. Research fellowship funding is available for qualified applicants. 

SUMMER 2019 - NEW COLLABORATIONS

AGING

Annette Melk, M.D., Ph.D. and Roland Schmitt, M.D. of Hannover Medical School in Hanover, Germany, are studying cellular senescence, a key driver of aging and age-related diseases. They are using kidney organoids to study and test senolytic drugs and stress-induced cellular senescence, and zebrafish embryos to study how toxins that accumulate in the body in chronic kidney disease contribute to cellular senescence. 

KIDNEY REGENERATION

Leif Oxburgh, D.V.M., Ph.D., of the Maine Medical Center Research Institute and Thomas J. Carroll, Ph.D. and Ondine Cleaver, Ph.D., of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, are using kidney organoids to study cell regeneration in the proximal tubule of the nephron. Iain A. Drummond, Ph.D., of Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, is studying nephron regeneration in fish.