Research Faculty and Staff

Arafat

Hwyda A. Arafat

M.D., Ph.D., MSc. MEdL

Professor

Biomedical Sciences

(207) 602-2389

harafat@une.edu

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Dr. Hwyda Arafat graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt with highest honors. Upon completing her residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Clinical Pathology, she joined the faculty of Ain Shams University as an instructor of Anatomy and Histology. She received her Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences (Histopathology/Biochemistry) and her PhD in Cell Biology and Immunology from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. Arafat received her... Read More

Geoffrey Bove, DC, PhD

Geoffrey Bove

DC, PhD

Professor

(207) 602-2921

gbove@une.edu

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Geoffrey Bove, DC, PhD, is a graduate of Hampshire College, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.  Dr. Bove's research interests broadly include the mechanisms and effects of manual therapies on painful conditions such as radiating pain, postoperative pain, and repetitive motion disorders.  A major focus is on pain due to neural inflammation, including effects on autonomic axons, with an eye towards homeostasis.  He has published manuscripts in such venues as Journal of Physiology, JAMA,... Read More

Expertise

Neurobiology

neuropathic pain

pain of endometriosis

human anatomy

neuromusculoskeletal diseases

homeostasis.

Mark Brezinski MD,PhD, CPT

Mark Brezinski

MD, PhD, CPT

Professor

My entire career (and training), prior to joining the UNE team part time in 2015, has been faculty at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital.  This has been as a researcher, educator, and physician. 

Research- My group’s research can be divided into two areas, clinical and basic science.  

Basic: Our basic science work has been, since the early 1990’s, focused on the development and clinical application of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT). ... Read More

Expertise

Physician - Multidisciplinary Over 25 years practicing and teaching injury prevention (functional movement)

Cardiology

and internal medicine..

Basic Scientist - Pioneered and advanced for over two decades the imaging technology optical coherence tomography. It is FDA approved or in trials in ophthalmology

GI

Orthopedics

and GYN.

Clinical Scientist- In addition to clinical trials in OCT

have active trials ongoing in gait correction

patellofemoral syndrome

and scapular dysfunction.

Ling Cao

Ling Cao

M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Graduate Faculty for the Graduate Studies of the Biomedical Sciences and Engineer (GSBSE) program, The Graduate School, University of Maine, ME

(207) 602-2213

lcao@une.edu

Pickus Center
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Expertise

Neuroimmunology and immunotoxicology.

Jane Carriero

Dean College of Osteopathic Medicine and Vice President Health Affairs UNE

(207) 602-2898

Alfond Center

Dr. Jane Carreiro is Vice President of Health Affairs and Dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine at the University of New England. She is a Tenured Professor who has served as Director of Graduate and Continuing Medical Education, and Chair of the Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine.She has contributed to many clinical texts and authored Pediatric Manual Medicine and An Osteopathic Approach to Children, both of which have been translated into multiple languages. Dr. Carreiro has received numerous awards for teaching and service including the 2015 Andrew Taylor Still Medallion of Honor. Her clinical practice focuses on pediatric osteopathic manipulative medicine, and the non-pharmaceutical management of pain and other neuro-musculoskeletal disorders in children. She holds board certifications from both the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians and the American Osteopathic Board of Special Proficiency in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. Read More

Expertise

Board Certified in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. Research interests in Lumbosacral Anatomy and The Functional Arrangment of the Human Musculature.

pediatric musckuloskeletal medicine

innervation patterns of the spine sacrum and pelvis

otitis media

Amy J. Davidoff, Ph.D.

Professor of Pharmacology

Director, Histology and Imaging Core Facility

(207) 602-2824

adavidoff@une.edu

Pickus Center
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Expertise

Diabetes and obesity

Physiology

pathophysiology

pharmacology

Cardiovascular disease

Marilyn Gugliucci

Professor

Director for Geriatrics Education and Research

Director, U-ExCEL Older Adult Fitness/Wellness Program

(207) 602-2453

mgugliucci@une.edu

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Dr. Marilyn R. Gugliucci is a Professor as well as the Director for Geriatrics Education and Research,  and Director of U-ExCEL (UNE~Exercise and Conditioning for Easier Living) Fitness/Wellness Program for older adults within the  University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine Division of Geriatrics Medicine. Her "Learning by Living" research projects, UNECOM signature programs, advances medical and health professions students' learning through ethnographic/autobiographic  immersion research methods.  Learning by Living: Nursing Home Immersion involves "admiting" medical students into nursing homes to live the... Read More

Expertise

Gerontology/Geriatrics: Health Related Quality of Life

Functional Fitness

Falls Prevention for Independent Older Adults and those with Visual Impairment (NIH Grant)

Learning by Living: Nursing Home Immersion Research

Learning by Living: 48 Hour Hospice Home Immersion Research

Geriatrics/Gerontology Curriculum Development and Competencies

End of Life/Palliative Care

Selma Holden

Selma Holden

M.D., M.P.H., M.S.

Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Primary Care

(207) 312-2180

sholden1@une.edu

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Dr. Holden is a certified Family Medicine physician who has additional training in integrative medicine modalities that include yoga (RYT200+), herbs and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine.  She completed her residency training at Maine Dartmouth's Family Medicine Program in Augusta, where her care focused on helping opioid-dependent mothers through pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood.  She's worked in integrative medicine clinics in Maine and Massachusetts and completed Harvard Medical School's Integrative Medicine Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship.  At UNECOM, she teaches Osteopathic Clinical Knowledge & Skills,... Read More

Expertise

Family Medicine

Integrative Medicine

Maternal Child Health

Tamara King

Associate Professor

(207) 602-2981

tking6@une.edu

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Research interests center around mechanistic analysis of pain, with a specific focus on cancer-induced bone pain, osteoarthritis induced joint pain and chronic pain induced by nerve injury (neuropathic pain). An important aspect of my research is using approaches that allow for mechanistic evaluation of affective/motivational aspects of pain and pain relief in the preclinical setting. Such an approach will lead to the discovery of molecules that can effectively ameliorate ongoing pain across various preclinical models of pain, including cancer induced bone... Read More

Expertise

Research program on mechanisms underlying chronic pain

Diane Labbe

Coordinator, Research & Scholarship Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine

(207) 602-2459

dlabbe@une.edu

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Robert Lenox

Professor of Pharmacology and Clinical Neuroscience; President, RHL Consulting, LLC, Biopharmaceutical CNS Drug Discovery and Development

(207) 602-2336

rlenox@une.edu

Off-Campus
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Dr. Lenox has had a distinguished academic research and teaching career for over 25 years as a respected psychiatrist and neuroscientist with continuous NIH grant funding and more than 150 peer-reviewed publications, as well as reviews and book chapters, in the fields of molecular neuropharmacology and clinical psychopharmacology. He is also the recipient of numerous prestigious awards and honors that recognize his contributions to medicine, including the NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Award, Editor-in-Chief of Neuropsychopharmacology, Life Fellow of the American College... Read More

Expertise

CNS drug discovery and development for both psychiatric and neurological disorders; molecular neuropharmacology and clinical psychopharmacology

Ian Meng

Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences; Director of the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) for the Study of Pain and Sensory Function

Director, Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) for the Study of Pain and Sensory Function

(207) 602-2195

imeng@une.edu

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Dr. Ian Meng received his ScB and PhD in Neuroscience at Brown University.  Following completion of his PhD, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Howard Fields in the Department of Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), studying the brain circuits mediating the analgesic properties of cannabinoids.  Dr. Meng joined the University of New England (UNE) in 2003 where he is currently a professor of Biomedical Sciences, Director of the Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences (CEN),... Read More

Expertise

Acute and chronic pain; ocular pain; headache; cannabinoids

Derek Molliver

Associate Professor

(207) 602-2221

dmolliver@une.edu

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Derek Molliver received his B.A. from Williams College in 1988 and went on to complete his PhD in Neuroscience at Washington University in St. Louis in 1997, studying the role of neurotrophic factors in the development of peripheral sensory neuron identity with Dr. William Snider. He then took a postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Ed McCleskey at the Vollum Institute of Oregon Health and Science University, examining the function of purinergic G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) in adult nociceptive sensory neurons. After two... Read More

Expertise

neuroscience

cell and molecular biology

Neurobiology of acute and pathological pain including neuropathic pain

G protein coupled receptors

Proteomics

peter morganelli

Peter Morganelli

M.A., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

(207) 602-2277

pmorganelli@une.edu

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Peter Morganelli, Ph.D.  joined the UNECOM Department of Biomedical Sciences in 2013 and teaches immunology and physiological sciences for the Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine and Dental Medicine.  Dr. Morganelli received formal training in physiology focusing on neurophysiology, cell physiology, and endocrinology at Miami University of Ohio and Dartmouth Medical School.  After completing post-doctoral training in immunology, he went on to study how immune cells affect the underlying mechanisms of atherosclerosis, in particular how immune... Read More

Expertise

Human Physiology

Cell Physiology

immunology

James Norton

Professor Emeritus of Physiology

A.B. Classical Languages, College of the Holy Cross, 1967 -- Bachelor of Medical Sciences, Dartmouth Medical School, 1969 -- Pre-doctoral Fellow, Department of Physiology, Dartmouth Medical School, 1969-1970 -- Harvard Medical School, 1970-1971 -- Research Assistant, Maine Medical Center Research Department, 1971-1974 -- Ph.D. in Physiology, Dartmouth College, 1979 -- Postdoctoral Fellow, Maine Medical Center Department of Research, 1978-1980 -- University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, 1980-present (Assistant Professor, 1980-1984 -- Associate Professor, 1984-1990 -- Professor, 1990-present --... Read More

Expertise

Cardiovascular and respiratory physiology and pathophysiology; evolutionary biology; evolutionary medicine.

Mark Schuenke

Associate Professor of Anatomy

(207) 602-2206

mschuenke@une.edu

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Expertise

Skeletal muscle architecture

Lumbopelvic pain

Human gross and microanatomy

Biomechanics

Nerve Entrapment

Douglas Spicer

Ph.D., M.MEdL

Associate Professor

(207) 602-2186

dspicer@une.edu

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Expertise

Active learning pedagogies in medical education; innovations in medical education; online education for health sciences

Glenn Stevenson

Associate Professor

Program Coordinator, Neuroscience Major

(207) 602-2285

gstevenson@une.edu

Decary Hall
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Before joining the faculty in 2005, Dr. Stevenson had two successful careers: one as a professional musician in Boston; the other working for luxury hotel brands in Washington, D.C. and Boston. Dr. Stevenson embarked on his third career by completing a Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience at American University and trained in the Psychopharmacology laboratory of Dr. Anthony L. Riley. Following his graduate training, he did a post-doctoral fellowship in Pharmacology in the laboratory of Dr. Steve Negus at McLean Hopspital / Harvard Medical School.... Read More

Expertise

Drug development; preclinical methods development; opioid pharmacology; pain; exercise; drug abuse; drug interactions

Kerry Tucker

Associate Professor

(207) 602-2512

ktucker2@une.edu

I come from the North Shore of Massachusetts, and I studied biochemistry at Harvard College, starting my research career purifying clathrin proteins from sheep brain at Harvard Medical School. I continued my studies as a graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Cambridge, MA where I studied the role of DNA methylation in the development of the mouse, working in the lab of Rudolf Jaenisch. I then switched to developmental neuroscience as a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory... Read More

Expertise

Histology

Embryology

Genetics

neuroscience

Macroscopic anatomy

molecular biology

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