King to teach comparative regenerative biology in Bar Harbor

Benjamin King, assistant professor of bioinformatics, will be a member of the faculty at REGEN 2017, a new signature course in Comparative Regenerative Biology, from July 29 to Aug. 12, at MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor.

REGEN 2017 will include an Aug. 4–6 symposium titled “Learning from Nature: Comparative Biology of Tissue Regeneration and Aging.” Senior graduate students, postdoctoral scholars and junior faculty are invited to apply for participation in the course, which includes full registration for the symposium. Members of the public may register for the symposium.

The other eight faculty members include investigators and professors from the MDI Biological Laboratory and The Jackson Laboratory, both in Bar Harbor; the Stowers Institute for Medical Research; the Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development at the University of Minnesota’s Minnesota Stem Cell Institute; Pontifical Catholic University of Chile; and the University of Kentucky. For more information or to register for the course or symposium, visit the MDI Biological Lab website or email