To advance the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory’s mission as a research and educational institution, members of the MDIBL resident faculty and visiting adjunct faculty are selected to serve as research mentors to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students.
Research mentors provide laboratory instruction and overall guidance as students learn how to conduct biological research. Mentors teach students the background of a research problem, lead students through the process of designing a research project, and answer a multitude of questions as students learn the basics of laboratory work. Mentors are selected for their skill as teachers and scientists, and are the foundation of the MDIBL education program.
Students interested in doing research at MDIBL are encouraged to review the list of mentors and find a research project most suitable to their scientific interests and career goals. Students request to work with a mentor through the MDIBL Education Office, which makes all final student-mentor pairings.
While most research mentors work with students during the summer months, academic year mentoring opportunities may be available by e-mailed request to firstname.lastname@example.org.