Rollins Lab MDI Biological Laboratory 159 Old Bar Harbor Rd Bar Harbor, ME 04609


Current events happening in and around the Rollins Lab.

  • A fantastic perspective on our recent manuscript from the Biotechnology Kiosk can be found here
  • 2/2/20 – Our work on the post-transcriptional mechanisms behind the long lived worm mutant  is featured in Forbes. Check it out!
  • 1/21/20 The Rollins lab welcomes Hannah Somers to the lab as an Research Assistant
  • 1/19/20 Jarod is interviewed by Howard Hughes on talkRADIO’s The Unexplained about our work on understanding the molecular mechanisms behind an extremely long-lived C. elegans mutant.
  • 1/12/20 Electric vehicle charging station at MDIBL goes live thanks in part to efforts by Dr. Rollins and A Climate to Thrive. Read about it here
  • 1/9/20 Work performed by the Rollins Lab and collaborators is featured in Newsweek.

Previous events 2018-2019

  • 1/7/18 The Rollins lab officially begins. Benjamin joins the lab as a research assistant.
  • 3/16/18 Jarod gives a short talk as part of the 5 minute genius series at the Maine Science Festival 
  • 4/10/18 Jarod attends the IdeA network sponsored Proteomics Workshop at UAMS.
  • 6/4/18 Ryan Tebo joins the lab as a summer student from the University of Maine at Presque Isle.
  • 6/11/18 Nick Pederson joins the lab as a summer student from the Western Washington University.
  • 8/7/18 Both Ryan and Nick are selected to present in the Summer Student Symposium – great job guys!
  • 12/12/18 Jarod presents at the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing in Cologne
  • 12/21/18 Jarod speaks at the Ringberg Seminar 2018: Matter to Life, check out the related and newly developed graduate program
  • 1/4/19 Benjamin leaves the group to pursue a career in healthcare.
  • 1/28/19 Daniel Schaffer (alias DNA Dan) joins the lab. Dan brings with him over 30 years of molecular biology expertise and a keen eye for innovation.
  • 5/16/19 – Mafe Aragón, a undergraduate from College of the Atlantic starts her internship quantifying oxidative stress resistance in our mutant lines.
  • 6/10/19 Sarah Nichols, a rising senior from University of Maine at Orono, joins the lab as part of MDIBL’s  Research Experiences for Undergraduates program.
  • 7/17/19 – Jarod speaks at the Gordon Research Conference on the Biology of Aging
  • 8/10/19 Sarah presents her work on “Mechanisms Surrounding the Pro-longevity Knockdown of Ribosomal Proteins in C. elegans ”  in the Summer Student Symposium. Fantastic job!
  • 9/19/19 Jarod speaks at Bowdoin College Biology Department about post-translational regulation, dietary restriction, and aging.
  • 10/6/19 – The RegenAge Symposium on the interface between regeneration and aging concludes after a spectacular keynote from Tom Rando,  and an engaging discussion between the panel and the audience about how aging research informs regeneration research.