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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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Aging

Researchers address aspects of health and disease in the aging population and seek a better understanding of the biological mechanisms underlying the aging process.

 
 

Faculty

Aaron Brown

Aaron Brown

Interests: Stem cells, development, cell signaling, metabolism, brown adipose, BMP signaling

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James Coffman

James Coffman

Interests: Development, regeneration, aging, transcription, genomics, evolution

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Merrill Elias

Merrill Elias

Interests: cardiovascular epidemiology, neuroepidemiology, cognitive performance, cognitive functioning, cardiovascular risk factors

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Shawn Ell

Shawn Ell

Interests: cognitive neuroscience, neuropsychology, computational modeling

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Joel Graber

Joel Graber

Interests: computational biology bioinformatics genomics mRNA processing gene expression polyadenylation post-transcriptional gene processing

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Christopher Grindrod

Christopher Grindrod

Interests: language comprehension, cognitive neuroscience, neuropsychology

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Simon John

Simon John

Interests: Aging Developmental Biology Metabolic Diseases Inflammation Neuromuscular Defects Neuroscience Neurodegenerative Disease Complex Traits Genetics And Genomics Aging Developmental Disorders Eye Research Neurodegenerative And Neuromuscular Diseases

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Catherine Kaczorowski

Catherine Kaczorowski

Interests: learning, aging, plasticity, systems genetics, Alzheimer's disease, electrophysiology

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Ron Korstanje

Ron Korstanje

Interests: Complex trait genetics, Systems genetics, Aging, Renal disease.

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Lei Lei

Lei Lei

Interests: neuroscience, development, mouse genetics, gene expression, transcription factor, neural stem cell, sensory neuron, chronic pain, learning and memory, depression, seizure

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Vicki Losick

Vicki Losick

Interests: Wound healing, Regeneration, Aging, Drosophila

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Igor Prudovsky

Igor Prudovsky

Interests: Growth factors and cytokines in the cardiovascular system. Cell proliferation and senescence.

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Aric Rogers

Aric Rogers

Interests: Aging, lifespan, longevity, genetics, molecular biology, cellular homeostasis, stress response

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Mohsen Shahinpoor

Mohsen Shahinpoor

Interests: Heart-Assist Devices, Neurosurgery, Robotic Surgery, Robotic Angiography, Medical Implants, Ophthalmology, Electronic Regeneration of Severed Spinal Cord, Biomimetics, Biomaterials,

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Kristy Townsend

Kristy Townsend

Interests: energy balance, brown adipose tissue, brown fat, brain, CNS, metabolism, neurobiology, neuroscience, obesity, neuropathy, energetics, diabetes, neurogenesis, appetite, sympathetic nerves, adipose tissue, neural plasticity, neurotrophic factors, fuel utilization

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Dustin Updike

Dustin Updike

Interests: Regenerative Biology, Germline Development, Germ Granules, C. elegans

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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