The Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute is a remarkable place. Situated in the fishing town of Gloucester, it has become a thriving research and training facility for bio tech.
In addition to their own research, GMGI changes the lives of young people who have been stuck in low paying jobs: GMGI teaches them to become bio technology lab workers, with a very high placement rate in New England’s bio tech industries.
I am extremely pleased and proud to have been able to photograph many of their classes at work, along with graduation ceremonies, and delightful summer programs.
Along with training area people, GMGI has also brought in students from the inner city for summer programs in bio tech lab work.
And they also have a summer camp program with younger kids from the city. You can see many of the delighted faces from that camp in the gallery below.
And recently, when Governor Baker took part in the ribbon cutting for a new training lab, I was there to photograph that happy event.
All in all, GMGI is a terrific story and you may wish to consider a donation to support their work.