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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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Bioengineering

The bioengineering field is the use of engineering principles to address challenges in the fields of biology and medicine.

 
 

Faculty

Aaron Brown

Aaron Brown

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

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Scott Collins

Scott Collins

Interests: MEMS, nanofabrication, micromechanical components, microphotonic devices

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William Gramlich

William Gramlich

Interests: Hydrogels and biomaterials, cell differentiation and behavior, anti-biofouling and smart coatings

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Caitlin Howell

Caitlin Howell

Interests: Biointerfaces • Bio-Inspired Technology Development • Bacterial and Fungal Biofilm Formation and Control • Biomolecular Surface Interactions • Mammalian Cell Surface Interactions

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Mingyang Lu

Mingyang Lu

Interests: Cancer Systems Biology, Computaional Biology and Bioinformatics, Mathermatial Modeling, Gene Regulatory Network, Single Celll Genomics, Big Data

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Michael Mason

Michael Mason

Interests: Photophysics of nanoparticles and molecular nanoprobes, single molecule imaging, time-resolved single photon spectroscopic imaging techniques

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Paul Millard

Paul Millard

Interests: biosensors, microbial pathogen detection

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David Neivandt

David Neivandt

Interests: Determination of the orientation and conformation of interfacial species; surface spectroscopies/microscopies; model cellular membranes; biological and chemical sensors

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Leif Oxburgh

Leif Oxburgh

Interests: embryonic kidney progenitor cells, organogenesis, tissue engineering, acute kidney injury

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Mauricio Pereira da Cunha

Mauricio Pereira da Cunha

Interests: Biosensors; microfluidic devices and systems; new piezoelectric materials and acoustic wave devices for military electronic systems; Microwave Acoustic Devices; High Frequency RF Devices; Wireless Communication; Signal Processing; High Temperature Acoustic Wave Sensors and materials

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Michaela Reagan

Michaela Reagan

Interests: blood cancer, multiple myeloma, bone microenvironment, 3D Models, in vivo models, oncology, marrow adipose, bone marrow niche, tumor-host interactions, biomedical engineering

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Sandra Rieger

Sandra Rieger

Interests: Regeneration, Peripheral nervous system, wound reapir

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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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Rosemary Smith

Rosemary Smith

Interests: Microfluidic instruments for biomolecular analysis, microsensors, biomedical microdevices

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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