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March 19, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Mentorship program a ‘guiding star’ for astrobiologist-turned-microbiome-researcher

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran (@caityrosey)

Marina Walther-Antonio, Ph.D., came to Mayo Clinic to help start the Center for Individualized Medicine’s microbiome research program. In her previous job at NASA, she had worked with mathematicians, engineers, geologists, psychologists, and even political scientists to try to detect life in outer space. Mayo recruited her to look for “aliens”—bacteria and other organisms—living in […]

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Tags: Andrea Mariani, Bill Cliby, bioethics, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Center for Individualized Medicine, cervical cancer, endometrial cancer, health disparities, health equity, Heidi Nelson, human papillomavirus, Jim Maher


December 26, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Biomedical diversity grants propel Mayo students into research

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor (@advancingthescience)

A brave new world of genetics and genomics Cherisse Marcou, Ph.D., participated in the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences’ Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) program during her graduate school training. A native of Nassau, Bahamas, Dr. Marcou describes the program as a blessing to her. “Mayo has a large Ph.D. program in […]

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Tags: Brian Garcia, Cherisse Marcou, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Eduardo Davila, Esteban Celis, immunology, Jim Maher, Larry Karnitz, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Michael Ackerman, Richard McGee


December 10, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Diversity advances the best science

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor (@advancingthescience)

For more than 25 years, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences has partnered with the federal government through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to become a training destination for aspiring biomedical research scientists from backgrounds underrepresented in science. This includes people with disabilities, black/African Americans, American Indian/Alaska Natives, Hispanic/Latinos and Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islanders.

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Tags: Dennis Mays, health disparities, J. Luis Lujan, Jason Doles, Jim Maher, Karen Hedin, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Rick McGee


March 5, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Students trade backpacks for beakers

By Saloni Nayar Saloni Nayar (@saloni)

Snow and icy road conditions could not stop more than 125 high school students from gaining hands-on experience in Mayo Clinic’s research laboratories. On Feb. 26, sophomores through seniors from nearly 25 southeast Minnesota high schools took part in the 18th biennial Celebration of Research. Students donned lab coats and gloves and participated in tours, […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Jim Maher, Liewei Wang, medical research, Peter Amadio, research education


February 22, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Students swap backpacks for lab coats at upcoming ‘Celebration of Research’

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor (@advancingthescience)

Rochester, Minnesota, area high school students will meet Mayo Clinic researchers and tour their laboratories at the upcoming 18th biennial Celebration of Research. The daylong conference on Tuesday, Feb. 26, enables students in grades 10–12 to learn about biomedical science and research careers. “We are excited to welcome students from our Minnesota communities, so they […]

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Tags: Jim Maher, research, research education, zebrafish


November 7, 2017 · Leave a Comment

No moss here – Mayo Clinic research websites rolling along

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

They say that a rolling stone gathers no moss, and at Mayo Clinic, our research and research education programs are always on the move. It’s hard to keep track of all the exciting work being done to help improve health for our patients, or the way they – and patients everywhere – experience health care. […]

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Tags: basic science, Christopher Evans, Dev Mukhopadhyay, DNA, Eva Galanis, gene therapy, Jim Maher, Michael Krowka, nanomedicine, osteoarthritis, transplant


January 5, 2015 · Leave a Comment

The Next Generation of Biomedical Researchers: Torn by Irresistible Forces

By Robert Nellis Robert Nellis (@bobnellis)

Hours of study, lectures to attend, research to complete, labs to monitor, data to analyze, papers to write, new solutions to old problems to noodle on. It’s just another day in the life of a biomedical research student. The to-do list never seems to end. Morning to night, seven days a week.  The path to […]

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Tags: ALS, biomedical research, Jim Maher, Lou Gehrig's disease, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, neurology, regenerative medicine, research education


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