The Maine IDeA Network for Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) is an NCRR/NIH supported network of thirteen Maine institutions including Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory (lead institution), The Jackson Laboratory and The University of Maine (research institutions), Bates College, Bowdoin College, Colby College, College of the Atlantic, Southern Maine Community College, The University of Maine Honors College, The University of Maine at Farmington and The University of Maine at Machias. Maine INBRE outreach institutions include The University of Maine at Fort Kent and The University of Maine at Presque Isle.
The overall goal of the Maine INBRE is to strengthen Maine’s capacity to conduct NIH-competitive biomedical research. Maine’s INBRE provides research support and core facilities to junior faculty, creates research and training opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, and serves as a pipeline for students to pursue biomedical research careers and enhance the scientific and technical knowledge of Maine’s workforce. The scientific focus of the Maine INBRE is comparative functional genomics. More details about the program can be found at the Maine INBRE website.