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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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Genomics

Genetics used to mean single-gene research. There’s now an entire genome to investigate and comprehend, and researchers are using sophisticated new techniques to unravel its complexities.

 
 

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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Gary Churchill

Gary Churchill

Interests: Statistical Genetics, QTL Analysis

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James Coffman

James Coffman

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

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Gregory Cox

Gregory Cox

Interests: Neuromuscular disease, mouse genetics, disease biology, motor neurons, skeletal muscles

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Christine Duarte

Christine Duarte

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

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Beth Dumont

Beth Dumont

Interests: evolution, genomics, reproductive biology, meiosis, mutation, recombination

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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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Mary Ann Handel

Mary Ann Handel

Interests: Spermatogenesis, Testis Development, Infertility Genetic Models

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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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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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Ron Korstanje

Ron Korstanje

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

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Vivek Kumar

Vivek Kumar

Interests: addiction, functional genetics, neurobiology, reward pathways, cocaine, mouse genetics

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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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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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Sandra Rieger

Sandra Rieger

Interests: Regeneration, Peripheral nervous system, wound reapir

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Aric Rogers

Aric Rogers

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

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Derry Roopenian

Derry Roopenian

Interests: Immunobiology, autoimmune disease genetics, therapeutic antibodies

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Cory Theberge

Cory Theberge

Interests: Lamin B nuclear receptor, cholesterol biosynthesis, veterinary pharmacology/pharmacy, organic/medicinal chemistry, drug stability, cholinergic pharmacology, LCMS

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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