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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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Immunology/ Inflammation/ Hematology

GSBSE researchers study how the body’s immune response and inflammation contribute to a variety of diseases, including infectious disease, cancer, and diabetes.

 
 

Faculty

Guangwen "Gary"  Ren

Guangwen "Gary" Ren

Interests: Tumor Microenvironment, Cancer Immunology, Cancer Therapeutic Resistance, Mesenchymal Stem Cells, Hematopoiesis

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Ling Cao

Ling Cao

Interests: Immunology, Neuroimmunology, Neuropathic pain

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Olgun Guvench

Olgun Guvench

Interests: biomolecular simulation and computer-aided drug design; proteoglycans

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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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Carol Kim

Carol Kim

Interests: Innate immunity, pathogens, bacteria, viruses, zebrafish, infection, TLR, cystic fibrosis, arsenic, immunology, toxicology, microbiology, super resolution microscopy

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Derry Roopenian

Derry Roopenian

Interests: Immunobiology, autoimmune disease genetics, therapeutic antibodies

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Pradeep Sathyanarayana

Pradeep Sathyanarayana

Interests: Podocalyxin, microRNA, Acute Myeloid Leukemia, JAK2-STAT5 signaling

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Jennifer Trowbridge

Jennifer Trowbridge

Interests: cancer, hematopoiesis, stem cells, epigenetics

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Robert Wheeler

Robert Wheeler

Interests: Candida, innate immunity, host-pathogen, dendritic, functional genomics, anti-fungal, genetics, cell biology, molecular biology, microbiology

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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