USM Associate Professor of Applied Medical Sciences, S. Monroe Duboise, was awarded the University of Maine System Trustee Professorship at USM for the 2012-2013 academic year. The professorship offered Duboise more time and resources as he continued work on developing an anti-malaria vaccine that will be more stable, inexpensive and easy to produce in a wide range of locations. This research was also supported by a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Explorations grant.
His research systematically integrates scientific research efforts with community and K-12 science education outreach using both USM undergraduate and graduate students in his lab. Duboise has enjoyed continuous federal funding from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health and NASA since 2001, which has allowed him to bring public school teachers into his lab where they learn to teach rigorous scientific research methods to their students.
In this Trustee Professorship Faculty Presentation, Dr. Duboise will present his research, updating the community on the status of his research. He will briefly describe the background of his research interests and summarize the results of his prior research that led to the development of the vaccine. He will share highlights of his scholarly journey, including collaboration with other researchers and the integration of his research into teaching and his work with students and the community.
Trustee professorship Lecture
Faculty Commons RSCA Faculty Presentation
Dr. Monroe Duboise
Thursday, January 30th
9:00am to 10:30am
Dr. S. Monroe Duboise
Dr. Duboise is an Associate Professor in Department of Applied Medical Sciences at the University of Southern Maine. He received his PhD in epidemiology of infectious disease from Yale University. A broadly trained microbiologist with a specific interest in bacteria and bacteriophages in extreme environments, his work has been funded by NSF, NIH, and NASA grants. His work has also integrated scientific research efforts with community outreach and promoting K-12 science education, giving science teachers access to learn to teach rigorous scientific research methods to their students.
Learn more about Dr. Duboise’s research through this video by the Bangor Daily News:
USM team hopes to genetically modify viruses to battle malaria parasites
In 1998, the University of Maine System Board of Trustees established the Trustee Professorship to reward excellence among faculty members at each University of Maine System campus. The Trustee Professorship provides funding to enable its holder to be released from a portion of his or her teaching duties for an academic year, with a modest budget available to support a scholarly project that the holder wishes to undertake.