EIN 01-0202467

Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory (MDIBL)

IRS 501(c) type
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Salisbury Cove
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The Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory is an independent, nonprofit, marine biomedical research institution located in Salisbury Cove, Maine, founded as the Tufts Summer School of Biology in 1898 at South Harpswell by Professor J.S.
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Program areas at MDIBL

Research mdi Biological Laboratory scientists are pioneering new approaches to regenerative medicine focused on understanding the biology of regeneration and aging, as well as developing therapies that activate the body's natural ability to heal and slow age-related degenerative changes. The highlights of the institution's 2019 achievements included: recruited dr. iain drummond as professor and director of the kathryn w. davis center for regenerative medicine and aging. Dr. drummond, who came to the mdi Biological Laboratory from Massachusetts general hospital and harvard university, will establish an international research program in kidney regeneration and tissue repair. He will also assume the role of principal investigator of the nih funded center of biomedical research excellence (cobre)program. Receipt of a 1,000,000 gift from an anonymous donor to help support the expansion of our research programs. Continued to advance scientific discovery in the fields of aging, heart regeneration, nerve regeneration and wound healing through the publication of 24 peer-reviewed research findings in prestigious scientific journals. Received 21.5 million in competitive federal grants.
Education the mdi Biological Laboratory provides hands-on biomedical training to hundreds of students and professionals from around the world each year. The mdi Biological Laboratory leads a statewide biomedical research and training network made up of 13 education and research institutions throughout Maine. The network prepares students for 21st century careers and equips faculty with the skills and resources to expand research capacity statewide. The highlights of the institution's 2019 achievements include: offered more than 32 international courses serving more than 667 students from around the world and representing all levels of education, from high school students to science and medical professionals. Utilized annecdata, a software porgram developed at the mdi Biological Laboratory, to aid 2,787 citizen scientists in sharing more than 22,000 observations from over 50 countries. As part of a federally funded national institutes of health science education partnership award, collected and analyzed 532 well water samples from Maine and new hampshire for the presence of arsenic. Continued a highly regarded series of outreach activities, including family science night and mdi science cafes, to engage the public in the institution's research and education programs and to promote scientific literacy.

Grants made by MDIBL

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
University of Maine SystemTravel Awards$11,338

Who funds Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory (MDIBL)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Maine Community FoundationBiomedicine & Bioengineering$154,830
Tufts UniversitySubcontract Grant Award$49,025
Community Foundation of Jackson HoleRestricted for Research$40,000
...and 14 more grants received
Federal funding details
Federal agencyProgram nameAmount
Department of Health and Human ServicesBIOMEDICAL RESEARCH AND RESEARCH TRAINING$4,515,331
Department of Health and Human ServicesBIOMEDICAL RESEARCH AND RESEARCH TRAINING$1,979,459
Department of Health and Human ServicesBIOMEDICAL RESEARCH AND RESEARCH TRAINING$331,599
...and 16 more federal grants / contracts

Personnel at MDIBL

Claudine LurveyAdministrative Director / Director of$114,192
Edward J. Benz, JR.Vice Chair$0
Alan W. Kornberg, Esq.Chair$0
Thomas BoydTreasurer$0
Peter J. AllenChair$0

Financials for MDIBL

RevenuesFYE 12/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$10,407,860
Program services$635,881
Investment income and dividends$198,804
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$4,078
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$11,246,623

Form 990s for MDIBL

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-122021-02-26990View PDF
2018-122020-02-04990View PDF
2017-122019-02-21990View PDF
2016-122018-01-18990View PDF
2015-122017-04-11990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s
Data update history
August 2, 2022
Received grants
Identified 3 new grant, including a grant for $12,500 from The Hohmann Foundation
September 28, 2021
Received grants
Identified 9 new grant, including a grant for $154,830 from Maine Community Foundation
August 23, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
July 31, 2021
Updated personnel
Identified 3 new personnel
April 30, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2018
Nonprofit Types
Research centersCharities
Science and technology
Political advocacyConducts researchLobbyingState / local levelReceives government fundingProvides scholarshipsGala fundraisersTax deductible donations
General information
PO Box 35
Salisbury Cove, ME 04672
Hancock County, ME
Website URL
(207) 288-3605
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Form 990
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
U50: Biological, Life Science Research
NAICS code, primary
5417: Scientific Research and Development Services
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