Student

Mentors

To advance the MDI Biological Laboratory’s mission as a research and educational institution, many of our resident and visiting faculty serve as research mentors to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students.

Research mentors provide laboratory instruction and overall guidance as students learn to conduct biological research. They teach students the background of a research problem, lead them through the process of designing a research project, and answer questions as students learn the basics of laboratory work. Mentors are selected for their skill as teachers and scientists.

Students interested in doing research here should review the list of mentors and find a research project most suitable to their interests. Requests to work with a mentor must be made through the Education Office.

Maine INBRE fellowships can select mentors from all across Maine. If you are applying for a Maine INBRE fellowship, please select either one of the MDI Biological Laboratory mentors listed below or a Maine INBRE mentor.

While most research mentors work with students during the summer months, academic year mentoring may be available by request from the Education Office.

James L. Boyer, M.D.
  • Environmental Health Science
  • Marine Physiology
  • Toxicology/Toxicogenomics
James A. Coffman, Ph.D.
  • Developmental Biology
  • Regeneration
Jane E. Disney, Ph.D.
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Health Science
Hermann Haller, M.D.
  • Cell Biology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Genetics and Comparative Genomics
  • Regeneration
Karen James, Ph.D.
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Health Science
George W. Kidder III, Ph.D.
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Health Science
  • Marine Physiology
Bram Lutton, Ph.D.
  • Developmental Biology
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Marine Physiology
Robert L. Morris, Ph.D.
  • Cell Biology
  • Developmental Biology
Robert L. Preston, Ph.D.
  • Environmental Health Science
  • Marine Physiology
Sandra Rieger, Ph.D.
  • Neurobiology
  • Regeneration
Aric Rogers, Ph.D.
  • Cell Biology
  • Genetics and Comparative Genomics
  • Regeneration
Kevin Strange, Ph.D.
  • Environmental Health Science
  • Genetics and Comparative Genomics
Dustin Updike, Ph.D.
  • Developmental Biology
  • Regeneration
  • Stem Cells
Voot P. Yin, Ph.D.
  • Cell Biology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Genetics and Comparative Genomics
  • Regeneration
  • Stem Cells
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