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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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Skeletal Biology

Researchers focus on bone morphogenesis and remodeling, as it relates to the mechanisms of bone development.  This includes cellular and mechanical factors, receptors, and signaling pathways and their role in both normal and pathologic states of bone.

 
 

Faculty

Gregory Cox

Gregory Cox

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

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Robert Friesel

Robert Friesel

Interests: Growth factors (FGFs), signal transduction, vascular biology, skeletal development, cancer

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Thomas Gridley

Thomas Gridley

Interests: Birth defects, Developmental mutants, Notch signaling pathway in development and disease, Snail family genes, cardiovascular development

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Tamara King

Tamara King

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

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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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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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Doug Spicer

Doug Spicer

Interests: Developmental biology and craniofacial development. Mesenchymal stem cell specification and differentiation.

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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