The Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences and participating faculty, staff and students are actively collaborating with a number of partners including many academic, nonprofit and for-profit institutions within the State of Maine that share an interest in biomedical research and improving human health.
A sampling of these groups with links to their websites is provided below. We also welcome new opportunities for expanding our multidisciplinary approaches to studying the neurosciences.
Biotechnology Association of Maine
The Biotechnology Association of Maine (BAM) is a trade organization which promotes the industry's steady growth, interprets its benefits to the public, and influences pertinent public policy. This organization collaborates with the Center for Innovation in Biotechnology to collectively provide a total of seven important functions for its membership, the State of Maine, New England and global biotechnology. A few of these functions are to represent members of Maine's diverse biotechnology sector, advocate for governmental change in interest of its membership and partners with other industry organizations to effect change where needed, and provide a forum for companies and nonprofit entities to network and exchange ideas to foster the development of biotechnology. To learn more about BAM, please visit their website.
Graduate Program in the Biomedical Sciences, University of Maine
The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS) is a unique graduate program that includes the University of Maine as the Ph.D. granting institution and six cooperating academic and research institutions within Maine. GSBS provides diverse interdisciplinary training in biomedical research through its tracks in multiple disciplines, including Functional Genomics, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering, and Toxicology. For more information on this program, please visit their website.
The Jackson Laboratory
The Jackson Laboratory is an independent, nonprofit organization focusing on mammalian genetics research to advance human health. The lab's mission is to discover the genetic basis for preventing, treating and curing human disease, and to enable research for the global biomedical community. Along with their research they provide scientific resources, techniques, software and data to scientists around the world. For more information, please visit their website.
Maine Institute on Human Genetics and Health
The Maine Institute for Human Genetics and Health (MIHGH) is a discovery organization engaged in human translational research and acting as a catalyst for change in strategies to reduce the burden of chronic diseases, especially cancer in rural health care. They chartered in 2005 as a nonprofit organization within The Eastern Maine Healthcare System and began operations in 2007. MIHGH now employs 25 full-time employees and several interns, and provides lab space for four faculty members from local universities. For more information on MIHGH, please visit their website.
Maine Medical Center Research Institute
Maine Medical Center Research Institute (MMCRI) supports and encourages a broad spectrum of research at Maine Medical Center ranging from basic laboratory-based research through translational research, which works to apply basic discoveries to medical problems, to clinical research, which studies the direct application of new drugs, devices and treatment protocols to patients, to health services research, which seeks to use research methods to help improve and evaluate health care delivery programs and new technologies. To learn more about MMCRI, please visit their website.
Marine Ecological Habitats
Marine Ecological Habitats designs and builds the best self-contained marine environmental systems available. They offer a wide variety of materials (acrylics, polypropylene, high density polyethylene, etc) and services (cut-to-size service for all materials, heat bending, laser cutting, etc.) to match any customer's needs. For more information on what they can make for you, please visit their website.
Touch Tanks for Kids
For educational, scientific and charitable purposes, the mission of Touch Tanks for Kids is to challenge each of us to live to our fullest potential as good stewards of our natural resources while advancing a strong economy with informed environmental practices, policies and solutions that motivate students to study science. For more information about this program, please visit their website.
Maine Medical Center - Neuroscience Institute
The Neuroscience Institute delivers care for complex neurological conditions such as stroke, traumatic brain or spinal injury, epilepsy, brain tumors and stroke. It requires an extraordinary depth and breadth of clinical expertise from multiple specialists to deliver this care and the Neurosicence Institute is built on a partnership between Maine Medical Center and community-based physicians. Sophisticated resources have been available at Maine Medical Center for decades - earning the hospital, its physicians, and other providers national recognition for expert care in such areas as stroke, neurocritical care, neurosurgery and neuropediatrics. For more information on the Neuroscience Institute, please visit their website.