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Join us for our third casual “learn and connect” BioME Virtual Coffee Hour on October 14 from 10-11am. Hear from Maine life science entrepreneurs, scientists, researchers and faculty to learn about the impressive work that’s being done in Maine. Each mini-presentation will be followed by Q&A and the audience will have a chance to connect with the speakers and each other.

The goal of this series is to connect Maine’s life science community during these uncertain times and educate attendees about what these companies and individuals are doing to advance the industry in Maine.




Dr. Sue Ishaq, Assistant Professor of Animal & Veterinary Sciences, University of Maine

Dr. Sue Ishaq, Assistant Professor of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, joined the University of Maine faculty in fall 2019. The Ishaq lab focuses on the community of microbes in the gut of animals, and particularly in ruminants, both wild and domestic. You can catch up with her work on her lab’s blog: www.sueishaqlab.org

Corey Martin, Founder & CEO, Spotlight Safety

Corey Martin is the Founder and CEO of Spotlight Safety Inc., an EHS and workplace safety consulting firm that specializes in supporting companies in the life science, biotech, pharmaceutical, tech R&D, and craft brewing industries. As a former scientist, Corey combines a unique blend of scientific and regulatory knowledge to offer customized safety solutions for early-to-mid-stage companies and academic institutions. Corey is a Maine native and is excited to be back living in the state after nearly a decade away.

Dr. Dan Gray, Founder & Principal Optical Engineer, Gray Optics

Dan is an accomplished Principal Optical Engineer with over 10 years of industry experience in medical, life sciences, biometrics, consumer, and industrial markets. He holds a Bachelors, Masters, and Ph.D. in Optics from the University of Rochester in Optics, a Six Sigma Black Belt obtained at General Electric, and a APMP Project Management certificate from the ILX Group in London.

Dan is passionate about applying his background in optical engineering and project management to agile product development in the optics and photonics industry.

Dr. Katherine Motyl, Faculty Scientist, Maine Medical Center Research Institute

Dr. Katherine Motyl is a Faculty Scientist at Maine Medical Center Research Institute. She got her Ph.D. in Physiology from Michigan State University in 2010 and moved to Maine to do her postdoctoral work with Dr. Clifford Rosen. She was promoted to Faculty Scientist I in 2016 and is studying the way the nervous system regulates bone density. She is currently focused on how beta-adrenergic receptors regulate bone resorbing osteoclasts, which could identify new ways to treat osteoporosis.

If you’re interested in sponsoring the BioME Virtual Coffee Hour,
please contact Agnieszka Carpenter at agnieszka@mainebioscience.org.

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