MDIBL 2 residents

Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory (MDIBL) is a non-profit marine biology lab in Maine where permanent and visiting scientists and students study marine and non-marine organisms to learn about the basic biology of life.

Four PGY-2 residents are selected each year to receive a scholarship to attend a weeklong course in comparative clinically focused physiology, which covers topics including cardiac augmentation, water balance, chloride secretion, biliary function, vascular tone, and hematology. The course also allows time for exploring the Maine coastline, including nearby Acadia National Park.

About the course

This one-week intensive course for surgical and medical residents at BIDMC is designed to engender an understanding of and appreciation for major physiological mechanisms. The course provide residents with an opportunity to conduct hands-on research using invertebrates and fish.

Working in teams they generate, interpret, and present data relevant to the hematologic and cardiovascular systems, as well as water homeostasis and salt secretion. Using a comparative approach, participants gain an understanding of fundamental physiological processes that are common to humans. The course also allows time for exploring the Maine coastline, including nearby Acadia National Park

Click here for the course syllabus.

2017 residents

Eran Brauner, MD
Kayla Isbell, MD
Daniel Kent, MD
Stephanie Lazow, MD
Alessandra Storino, MD

2016 residents

Gabrielle Cervoni, MD
Alexander Chalphin, MD
Michelle Fakler, MD
Kathryn Stackhouse, MD
Alton Sutter, MD, PhD

2015 residents

Seema Anandalwar, MD 
Daniel Buitrago, MD 
Nicholas Swerdlow, MD 
Sarah Tracy, MD 
Daniel Wong, MD

2014 residents

Lorenzo Anez-Bustillos, MD 
Meredith Baker, MD 
Nisha Narula, MD 
Kortney Robinson, MD 
Bijan Teja, MD

2013 residents

Chris Barrett, MD 
Courtney Barrows, MD 
Anita Mamtani, MD 
John Tillou, MD

2012 residents

Christina Feng, MD 
Tovy Kamine, MD 
Ali Linsk, MD 
Eliza Lee, MD

2011 residents

KC Collins, MD 
Thomas Curran, MD 
Alessandra Mele, MD 
Prathima Nandivada, MD