Maine Medical Research Center Attracts World Class Scientists and Grant Money

Maine Medical Research Center in Scarborough has attracted acclaimed scientists lately, some bringing grants with them, MaineBiz reports. One scientist is Dr. Peter Brooks, who after years of research on cell and cancer growth at prestigious research institutes around the US, decided to go back to his Maine roots in 2007 and continues his work at MMRCI as a senior researcher and lab head. “I always wanted to do research here in Maine. The biomedical research environment here is growing now. Some 10 to 15 years ago I questioned it,” said Dr. Brooks. Another top class researcher who is joining MMRCI this September is a Harvard Medical School postdoctoral candidate, Dr. Michaela Reagan, whose work focuses on multiple myeloma. Dr. Reagan t, who had never been to Maine prior to accepting the position, is bringing grant money with her which is great news for MMCRI’s PI’s who must raise all of the money to run labs. Read full story

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