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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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Six faculty awarded inaugural Biomedical Science Accelerator Fund grants

The College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture has awarded its inaugural Biomedical Science Accelerator Fund grants. Early-career faculty are currently the largest segment of faculty in the college. Recognizing the enthusiasm and vibrancy these individuals bring to campus, the college established the Biomedical Sciences Accelerator Fund to support faculty research projects that, in turn, […]

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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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Three MSLS researchers expected to receive Ph.D.s

Three Maine-Syracuse Longitudinal Study (MSLS) investigators — Rachel Torres, Olivia Bogucki and Alexandra Wade — are expected to be awarded Ph.D.s at the end of this summer. Torres, who received a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a double major in anthropology, summa cum laude, in 2015, trained in cardiovascular epidemiology and neuropsychology while attending UMaine. […]

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Fitzsimons delivers platform presentation at the 2019 Weinstein International Cardiovascular Development Conference held in Indianapolis, Indiana

Lindsey Avery Fitzsimons, GSBSE PhD student in Biomedical Science in the Tucker Lab at the University of New England, was awarded the honor of delivering a platform presentation at the 2019 Weinstein International Cardiovascular Development Conference, held in Indianapolis, Indiana (May9-11,2019). The conference is partially endowed by the NIH and in text by the American […]

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Dr. Michaela Reagan awarded American Cancer Society Research Scholar Grant

Dr. Michaela Reagan, GSBSE Faculty at the Maine Medical Center Research Institute, was awarded an American Cancer Society Research Scholar Grant for her project “Marrow Niche Modulation of Myeloma Progression”. More information on the grant is available here: https://www.cancer.org/research/we-fund-cancer-research/apply-research-grant/grant-types/research-scholar-grants.html For more information, please contact the GSBSE at gsbse@maine.edu.

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Kayla Gjelsvik wins 2nd prize in poster competition at the Annual Drosophila Research conference

Kayla Gjelsvik won 2nd prize in poster competition at the Annual Drosophila Research conference. She is a GSBSE PhD student in the Losick Lab at the Biological Laboratory. Her poster was titled “Polyploid cell growth restores tissue mechanics post injury”. Link to full story: http://genestogenomes.org/dros19-gsa-poster-award-winners/ For more information, please contact the GSBSE at gsbse@maine.edu

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Matthew Hartmann defends his dissertation successfully

On April 25th 2019, GSBSE student Matthew Hartmann successfully defended his dissertation entitled “Characterization of ethanol-related phenotypic differences between C57BL/6J and C57BL/6NJ substrains: Role of Cyfip2?” Matt was co-advised by Dr. Alan Rosenwasser of the  UMaine Psychology Department and Dr. Vivek Kumar of The Jackson Laboratory. Matt has accepted a postdoctoral position in the Department of […]

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