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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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Stress Response and Adaptation

The biology of stress involves the responses and adaptations of a cell or organism to external challenges and is one of the most striking characteristics of all live systems. GSBSE faculty study a broad range of stress responses including those with biomedical implications related to cardiovascular diseases, cancer, infection, inflammation and aging, to those affecting environmental protection and conservation of biodiversity.

 
 

Faculty

Michael Burman

Michael Burman

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

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James Coffman

James Coffman

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

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Scott Collins

Scott Collins

Interests: MEMS, nanofabrication, micromechanical components, microphotonic devices

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Benjamin King

Benjamin King

Interests: bioinformatics, compuational biology, genomics

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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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Ilka Pinz

Ilka Pinz

Interests: Cardiovascular disease in obesity and hyperlipidemia

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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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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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Alan Rosenwasser

Alan Rosenwasser

Interests: behavioral neuroscience, chronobiology, alcohol and drug addiction

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Calvin Vary

Calvin Vary

Interests: Mechanisms of TGF-beta receptor regulation in vascular development and disease. Roles of endoglin in prostate cancer and its microenvironment. Study of biomedically-relevant models using mass spectrometry for quantitative protein analysis.

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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