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Molecular and Cellular Biology

Molecular and Cellular Biology seeks mechanistic understanding of broad aspects of development and disease, including cell signal transduction, stem cell fate determination, and tissue homeostasis at multiple levels that include intermolecular, cell-cell, tissue and organ function. Related research within the GSBSE ranges from basic developmental and disease processes in cell and animal models from zebrafish to mouse, to studies in humans, which emphasize vascular biology, stem cell biology, tissue development, homeostasis and pathology. Learn more >

Neuroscience

Neuroscience is an intrinsically broad discipline aimed at understanding large issues such as cognition, behavior, and neurological systems at levels that include the underlying anatomical and cellular circuits, and even the molecular events that control cell excitability, synaptic function, and development. Neuroscience research within the GSBSE ranges from psychology and psychometric studies in humans, to neuropharmacology and toxicology, to molecular genetics of neurodevelopment and neurodegenerative disease in model organisms. Learn more >

Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering may be defined as the application of engineering principles to promote and enhance the health and well-being of humans. Applications span the gamut of clinical, therapeutic and diagnostic arenas. Research strengths of the GSBSE include; artificial muscle, biomedical microdevices and microsystems, Lab-on-Chip, Biosensors, nanodevices and instruments, cell mechanics, robotic surgery, single molecule imaging, spectroscopy and microscopy of biological materials, and porous implants for tissue ingrowth. Learn more >

Toxicology

Toxicology is an applied discipline that incorporates and builds on a host of scientific disciplines to investigate the consequences of exposure to chemical agents on living organisms and the environment, and the cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie those consequences. Research strengths of the GSBSE include; comparative marine toxicology, chemical carcinogenesis, immunotoxicology, toxicogenomics, neurotoxicology, and outer space toxicology. Learn more >

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Research in bioinformatics and computational biology is an interdisciplinary area of study that brings together biologists, computer and information scientists, mathematicians, engineers, biophysicists, and chemists to examine fundamental biological processes through data intensive analysis and computational modeling.
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Students

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Students

Sarah Alamer

Sarah Alamer

Interests: heterotrimeric G proteins signaling and chemotaxis

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Jonathan Bomar

Jonathan Bomar

Interests: Micro/nanofabrication, electron microscopy, stem cells, cardiac regeneration

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Erin Carter

Erin Carter

Interests: zebrafish, development, muscular dystrophy

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MaryLynn FitzSimons

MaryLynn FitzSimons

Interests: Cardiac regeneration, zebrafish, miRNA

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Jeremy Grant

Jeremy Grant

Interests: Multiplexed SERS imaging in biological systems using biocompatible Raman active nanostars

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Eliza Grlickova-Duzevik

Eliza Grlickova-Duzevik

Interests: neuroimmunology, retroviral infection in the central nervous system, peripheral neuropathy

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Matthew Hartmann

Matthew Hartmann

Interests: neuroscience, behavioral genetics, addiction, circadian biology

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Joshua Havelin

Joshua Havelin

Interests: pain, nocicieption, somatosensory, central sensitization, therapuetics, optogenetics

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Xiaojie Ji

Xiaojie Ji

Interests: retinal pigment epithelias atrophy 2, retinal pigment epithelium hypopigmentation, photoreceptor degeneration

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Elisabeth Kilroy

Elisabeth Kilroy

Interests: muscular dystrophies, muscle architecture, muscle physiology

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Yang Kong

Yang Kong

Interests: photoreceptors, retinopathy

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Joan Malcolm

Joan Malcolm

Interests: biomedical engineering, devices

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Sarah  McCarthy

Sarah McCarthy

Interests: Aging, Cancer, Cardiovascular, Development, Skeletal Biology, Stem Cells

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Kathryn Morelli

Kathryn Morelli

Interests: molecular and cellular pathways that underlie synaptic plasticity in the peripheral and central nervous systems

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Shivangi  Pande

Shivangi Pande

Interests: Signal Transduction and Cell Signaling

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Sri Pullagura

Sri Pullagura

Interests: Stem cells, Spermatogenesis, Mechanisms of Translation Repression, RNAi, miRNA

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Ambreen Sayed

Ambreen Sayed

Interests: Congenital Muscular Dystrophy (CMD), in particular how dysregulation in the biosynthesis and maintenance of membrane lipid leads to CMD and in particular rostrocaudal muscular dystrophy (rmd)

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Matthew Siviski

Matthew Siviski

Interests: Obesity; Asthma and Bronchoconstriction; Pre-term labor

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Emily Spaulding

Emily Spaulding

Interests: causes of peripheral neuropathy, and ways in which to alleviate the suffering of patients afflicted with this condition

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Markus  Terrey

Markus Terrey

Interests: fundamental mechanisms of RNA metabolism, dysregulation in aging and disease such as neurodegeneration

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Cong Tian

Cong Tian

Interests: My researches are focused on studying molecules and pathways that are important for the development and physiology of the ear

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Our Programs

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We offer 3 degree programs in five research focus areas. Learn more


UMaine The Jackson Laboratory Maine Medical Center Research Institute The Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory University of Southern Maine University of New England
 
For more information about the program, please contact:
Tammy Crosby • 207-581-4654 • gsbse@maine.edu