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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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Stem Cells

Stem cells may hold the key to breakthroughs in many of areas of research. Within the GSBSE faculty there is a particular emphasis focused on their role in the skeletal, neural, and cardiovascular systems, cancer, and aging.

 
 

Faculty

Guangwen "Gary"  Ren

Guangwen "Gary" Ren

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

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Aaron Brown

Aaron Brown

Interests: Stem cells, development, cell signaling, metabolism, brown adipose, BMP signaling

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Scott Collins

Scott Collins

Interests: MEMS, nanofabrication, micromechanical components, microphotonic devices

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William Gramlich

William Gramlich

Interests: Hydrogels and biomaterials, cell differentiation and behavior, anti-biofouling and smart coatings

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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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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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Leif Oxburgh

Leif Oxburgh

Interests: embryonic kidney progenitor cells, organogenesis, tissue engineering, acute kidney injury

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Igor Prudovsky

Igor Prudovsky

Interests: Growth factors and cytokines in the cardiovascular system. Cell proliferation and senescence.

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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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Pradeep Sathyanarayana

Pradeep Sathyanarayana

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

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Rosemary Smith

Rosemary Smith

Interests: Microfluidic instruments for biomolecular analysis, microsensors, biomedical microdevices

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Doug Spicer

Doug Spicer

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

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Jennifer Trowbridge

Jennifer Trowbridge

Interests: cancer, hematopoiesis, stem cells, epigenetics

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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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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