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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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Bioinformatics/ Computational Biology

The bioinformatics and computational biology faculty develop sophisticated tools for analysis, storage, organization and annotation of the ever-increasing amounts of available genetics data for internal use and for access by the research community.

The computational biology faculty work on image analysis, signal processing, mathematical modelling and numerical simulation techniques.

 
 

Faculty

Judith Blake

Judith Blake

Interests: Gene Ontology, Genome Informatics, Functional Genomics,

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Carol Bult

Carol Bult

Interests: bioinformatics, genomics, cancer, lung development and disease

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Clare Bates Congdon

Clare Bates Congdon

Interests: Bioinformatics and Data Mining, including: Computational inference of regulatory modules; data mining/modeling gene-environment interactions; complex adaptive systems; phylogenetics

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Christine Duarte

Christine Duarte

Interests: statistical genetics, bioinformatics, clinical prediction models, big data

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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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Ronald Hills

Ronald Hills

Interests: multiscale modeling; multidrug resistance; lipid-protein interactions

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Catherine Kaczorowski

Catherine Kaczorowski

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

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Andre Khalil

Andre Khalil

Interests: Image Analysis, Signal Processing, Computational Modeling

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Benjamin King

Benjamin King

Interests: bioinformatics, compuational biology, genomics

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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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Steven Munger

Steven Munger

Interests: Genomics, Systems Genetics, Functional Genomics, Sex Determination, Development, Bioinformatics

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Aric Rogers

Aric Rogers

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

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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