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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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Neurobiology

Scientists study a wide range for research topics regarding neurological function and dysfunction, from developmental processes and sensory disorders to neuron degeneration.

 
 

Faculty

Geoffrey Bove

Geoffrey Bove

Interests: pain, electrophysiology, mechanisms of manual therapy

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Robert Burgess

Robert Burgess

Interests: Neurodevelopment, Synapse Formation

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Michael Burman

Michael Burman

Interests: Fear, Anxiety, Development, Learning, Memory, Behavioral Neuroscience

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Ling Cao

Ling Cao

Interests: Immunology, Neuroimmunology, Neuropathic pain

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Scott Collins

Scott Collins

Interests: MEMS, nanofabrication, micromechanical components, microphotonic devices

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Gregory Cox

Gregory Cox

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

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Shawn Ell

Shawn Ell

Interests: cognitive neuroscience, neuropsychology, computational modeling

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Karen Houseknecht

Karen Houseknecht

Interests: Pharmacology, endocrinology, toxicology, drug metabolism, drug discovery, diabetes, psychiatry

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Catherine Kaczorowski

Catherine Kaczorowski

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

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Tamara King

Tamara King

Interests: chronic pain, neuropathic pain, osteoarthritis, cancer pain

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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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Ian Meng

Ian Meng

Interests: Neuroscience, Ocular Pain, Headache

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David Mokler

David Mokler

Interests: Neuroscience, Neuropharmacology, Psychopharmacology, Drug Abuse, Developmental Neuroscience,

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Derek Molliver

Derek Molliver

Interests: Neuroscience, pain, GPCRs, plasticity, proteomics, signal transduction, protein translation

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Sandra Rieger

Sandra Rieger

Interests: Regeneration, Peripheral nervous system, wound reapir

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Alan Rosenwasser

Alan Rosenwasser

Interests: behavioral neuroscience, chronobiology, alcohol and drug addiction

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Dan Selvage

Dan Selvage

Interests: Neuroscience, neuroendocrinology, reproductive endocrinology, pharmacology, alcohol pharmacology, circadian rhythms

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Basile Tarchini

Basile Tarchini

Interests: Developmental biology, inner ear, cell polarity

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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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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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Kerry Tucker

Kerry Tucker

Interests: primary cilia, Ift88, intraflagellar transport, midbrain, neurons, Shh, Kif3a, cerebral cortex, midbrain, spinal cord, dorsal root ganglia, DRG

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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