The MDI Biological Laboratory is a rapidly growing, independent non-profit biomedical research institution. Its mission is to improve human health and well-being through basic research, education, and development ventures that transform discoveries into cures.
Unlike most universities and academic medical centers, the MDI Biological Laboratory was established in the belief that removing obstacles to biomedical discovery and development leads to faster, bolder discoveries and solutions. The Institution’s flat organizational structure, small size, and forward-thinking leadership allow it to respond quickly and efficiently to new opportunities and challenges.
The MDI Biological Laboratory is a rapidly growing, independent non-profit biomedical research institution. Our mission is to improve human health and well-being through basic research, education, and development ventures that transform discoveries into cures.
In addition to our innovative research program in regenerative and aging biology, the Laboratory is also a world-class science education institution where students from middle to medical school learn problem-solving and communication skills, and where out-of-the-box thinking, entrepreneurship, and partnership-building are encouraged. The Institution’s goals are to make better doctors, inspire scientists, develop a 21st-century science and technology workforce, and bring diverse groups of stakeholders together to collaborate on solving human and environmental sustainability problems.
We will honor Acadia’s Centennial by offering several programs in 2016 highlighting the historical connections between art, science and Acadia and engaging the public in science. We will dedicate our 2016 Environmental Summit to sustainability issues in and affecting Acadia National Park, we will expand BioTrails, a citizen science program offered in partnership with Acadia and the Schoodic Institute, and our 2016 Science Café series will feature historical and current research projects in Acadia. Local and national scientists will discuss projects related to various elements in Acadia such as geology, botany, entomology and biology.