Publications

Headshots of GSBSE Institute of Medicine Fellowships Award Winners: Bailey Blair, Joshua Hamilton, Kathryn Patenaude.

GSBSE Institute of Medicine Fellowship Award Recipients

The University of Maine Institute of Medicine awarded nine graduate summer fellowships for 2023. These awards are to support students’ research in health science and biomedicine, and awards include $6,000 for a stipend, one graduate tuition credit and health insurance coverage.  We are happy to inform that three of the nine awards were received by […]

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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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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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Portrait of Aric Rogers

Dr. Aric Rogers receives R01 and publishes three papers

Dr. Aric Rogers, Assistant Professor at the MDI Biological Laboratory and affiliated faculty at the GSBSE, recently received a $1,867,500 R01 grant from NIA/NIGMS. Additionally, he published three papers in 2019: Lan J, Rollins JA, Zang X, Wu D, Zou L, Wang Z, Ye C, Wu Z, Kapahi P*, Rogers AN*, Chen D* (2019). Translational Regulation […]

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Two GSBSE Biomedical Science PhDs co-authors on GSBSE Faculty Paper

Jesse Rochester and Sarah Holbrook in the Updike Lab at MDI Biological Laboratory and the Burgess Lab at the Jackson Laboratory, respectively, were featured as co-authors in a recent publication titled “Germline Maintenance Through the Multifaceted Activities of GLH/Vasa in Caenorhabditis elegans P Granules” in the latest publication of the journal Genetics. Sarah Holbrook’s contribution […]

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UMaine researchers defend scientific contributions of two misrepresented pioneers in hypertension

Misquotations and quotations made without historical context unfairly paint two pioneers in hypertension investigators as flawed in their thinking, according to two University of Maine researchers. Merrill Elias, emeritus professor of psychology and emeritus cooperating professor in the Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering, and Amanda Goodell, research associate in psychology, have published a […]

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Portrait of Tamara King

Dr. Tamara King publishes two publications and invited to two lectures

Dr. Tamara King, Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences in the College of Osteopathic Medicine at the University of New England and affiliated faculty in the GSBSE, publishes two publications and invited to two lectures recently in 2019. The publications are: Sannajust, S., Imbert, I., Eaton, V., Henderson, T, Liaw, L, May, M, […]

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Dr. Kathy Morelli ’18G publishes culmination of thesis work

Kathy Morelli, 2018 GSBSE graduate and current UCSD postdoctoral fellow, has published the culmination of her thesis work in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.  This paper provides proof-of-concept data for a precedent-setting gene therapy approach for dominant neuromuscular diseases. Pubmed link below: Allele-specific RNA interference prevents neuropathy in Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 2D mouse models. Morelli […]

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Regan, et al. finds folded paper creates portable lab for field laboratory tests

Daniel Regan, 2nd year Biomedical Engineering Ph.D. student in the Howell Lab at the University of Maine, was first author in the recently published article, “Combining the geometry of folded paper with liquid-infused polymer surfaces to concentrate and localize bacterial solutions” in the journal Biointerphases. Under the mentorship of Dr. Caitlin Howell, Regan, et al. […]

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