GSBSE PhD Student Mohamed Zaid standing in front of his research poster.

Graduate Student Spotlight — Mohamed Zaid

Welcome to Graduate Student Spotlight Interviews! Today we encourage you to meet Mohamed Zaid, Ph.D. student, Biomedical Engineering. His way to Ph.D. path, challenges being an international student, importance of research project and personal achievement — read further in our interview with Mohamed.  Your name, major, concentration and year of studying? Hi, I am Mohamed Zaid, and […]

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Photo of Cory Diemler, GSBSE Ph.D. student standing in front of the stage, holding his 1st place award certificate.

Cory Diemler, GSBSE Ph.D. Student, took 1st place at recent Student Showcase

The fifth annual BioME Student Showcase took place in Bangor, ME. Students shared their science research and the GSBSE Ph.D. student, Cory Diemler, took the first place and award for his outstanding research “TREM2 Microglia: An Alternative Therapeutic Target for Glaucomatous Neurodegeneration.”  Cory states that glaucoma is a neurodegenerative disease and is the second leading […]

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Congratulations to Andrew Ouellette with receiving an F31 Grant

We are proud to congratulate, GSBSE, Ph.D. Student, Andy Ouellette, with receiving an F31 Grant with his project titled, “Dlgap2 as a Regulator of Alzheimer’s Disease Related Cognitive Declines Via Synaptic Modifications.” The F31 Grant can support up to five years of predoctoral research training for Ph.D. students. Andy states that the work proposed in […]

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GSBSE Ph.D. Student, Junie Fong, takes 3rd place at recent Student Showcase

On May 3, 2023, BioME organized the fifth annual BioME Student Showcase at Bangor Arts Exchange in Bangor, ME. This provided students with an opportunity to share their passion for life science research.  We are happy to announce that 3rd Place was taken by GSBSE Ph.D. student, Junie Fong, with her project “Creating Efficient Anti-Bacterial […]

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Recent Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering PhD graduate, Cory Johnson at the Graduate School Commencement Ceremony at the University of Maine in Orono on May 5, 2023.

Cory Johnson, Ph.D. — GSBSE Graduating Student Spotlight

Cory Johnson, Ph.D. student at the Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering finished the Program in Sept 2022, and participated in Commencement in May 2023. Cory shares his thoughts and experiences after the completing the program below: How has GSBSE helped you develop into the research scientist or engineer that you are today? GSBSE […]

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The growth of biomedical research and education in Maine

Clarissa Henry, Professor of Biological Sciences in the School of Biology & Ecology at the University of Maine, takes part in discussing the growth of biomedical research and education in Maine. Clarissa’s research is in a cell and molecular biology of segmentation and muscle development in zebrafish. The goal of the lab Clarissa run is to […]

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GSBSE NIH T32 Institutional Research Training Grant 2021-2022 Awardees

The Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering (GSBSE) T32 Steering Committee has chosen eight current GSBSE Ph.D. students as the third cohort of the UMaine GSBSE NIH T32 Institutional Research Training Grant. The awardees are: Zaid Al-Abbasi, mentor Dr. Derek Molliver of the University of New England Audrie Langlais, mentor Dr. Katherine Motyl of […]

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New study finds Med diet found to lower blood pressure in older adults in U.S.

Eating a diet similar to the Mediterranean diet is associated with lower blood pressure among U.S. adults, according to a study by University of Maine and the University of South Australia researchers. The study, conducted by researchers Fayeza Ahmed, Benjamin Guenther and Merrill Elias at UMaine, and Alexandra Wade and Karen Murphy at the University […]

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Regan, Soucy receive top honors at 2020 UMaine Student Symposium

Daniel Regan, GSBSE PhD Candidate in Biomedical Engineering, was awarded the Dr. Susan J. Hunter Presidential Research Impact Award for the top Graduate Presentation overall at the 2020 UMaine Student Symposium held virtually on October 2nd, 2020. He was additionally selected as the top graduate presenter in the category of Engineering and Information Sciences. His […]

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