College to celebrate $18.4 million in INBRE funds

College of the Atlantic News

Powerful partnership in scientific research; college lauds $18.4M workforce training grant

BAR HARBOR, Maine — The receipt of $18.4 million in grant funding from the National Institutes of Health to MDI Biological Laboratory will strengthen biomedical research and workforce training in Maine while continuing to provide unparalleled research opportunities to College of the Atlantic students.

The funds support research fellowships in the Maine IDeA Network for Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) program, an NIH-supported network of 13 Maine institutions in which COA has actively participated since 2002.

The goal of INBRE is to strengthen Maine’s capacity to conduct cutting-edge biomedical research. Thanks to INBRE funds, more than 100 COA students have worked in classrooms and done research with investigators at MDIBL and the Jackson Laboratory in the past 13 years.

“Programs like INBRE go a long way toward building an innovation economy in Maine,” said College of the Atlantic President Darron…

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