People

Full-time Faculty

Olgun Guvench

Olgun Guvench

M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Chair

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Chair, Institutional Review Board

(207) 221-4171

oguvench@une.edu

Pharmacy Building
320

Olgun Guvench joined the UNE College of Pharmacy as Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in July of 2009. Before joining UNE, Dr. Guvench was a National Institutes of Health Kirschstein Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Maryland, where he trained in biomolecular simulation and structure-based discovery/design, including developing new atomic-resolution models for simulating carbohydrates. Dr. Guvench teaches biomedical sciences to Pharm.D. students and pursues research in the field of biomolecular simulation, with a focus on proteoglycans and protein-carbohydrate... Read More

Expertise

biomolecular simulation

Gayle Brazeau

Professor, College of Pharmacy

(207) 221-4365

gbrazeau@une.edu

Pharmacy Building
233

Before coming to UNE, Gayle A. Brazeau was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. 

Previously, she was a faculty member at the University of Houston and the University of Florida. Dr. Brazeau is an Associate Editor for the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education and serves on several editorial advisory boards for other scientific journals. She has... Read More

Expertise

Curricular assessment strategies

design and assessment of student learning.<br /><br />Biochemical and toxicological interactions of drugs or excipients with skeletal muscle following intramuscular or systemic administration and the role of myostatin in

Gurkishan Singh Chadha

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4182

gchadha@une.edu

Pharmacy Building
308

Gurkishan Singh Chadha joined the UNE College of Pharmacy as Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in June of 2015. 

Dr Chadha received his B.S. in pharmacy from Panjab University in India, his M.Sc. in Drug Formulation and Delivery from Auburn University in Alabama, and his Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences from the University at Buffalo in New York.... Read More

Expertise

Pharmacokinetics

Protein Therapeutics

Diabetes

pathophysiology

pharmacology

Ronald Hills

Ron Hills

Ph.D.

Associate Professor

(207) 221-4049

rhills@une.edu

Pharmacy Building
305

Dr. Ron Hills received his Bachelor of Science from Florida State University in 2003, and his doctorate in molecular biophysics from the Scripps Research Institute in 2008. He completed post-doctoral training from 2008-2010 in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Utah.

Dr. Hills' research involves the development of new simulation methods for studying the molecular biophysics of membrane protein systems. Specific areas of research include the role of lipid-protein interactions in cell function and acquired multidrug resistance associated with... Read More

Expertise

molecular dynamics simulation

protein structure and function

multiscale modeling

Cassia Mizuno

Assistant Professor

(207) 221-4080

cmizuno@une.edu

Pharmacy Building
322

Dr. Cássia Mizuno joined the UNE College of Pharmacy in February of 2011 as an Assistant Professor in the Pharmaceutical Sciences Department. Dr. Mizuno earned her B.S in Pharmacy and Biochemistry at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. In 2006, she received her Ph.D in Medicinal Chemistry from the University of Mississippi, followed by her postdoctoral training at the USDA-ARS, where she worked on the discovery of natural product-based anticancer agents and environmentally friendly pesticides.

 

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Expertise

Medicinal chemistry

natural products chemistry

multi-step organic synthesis

Srinidi Mohan

Assistant Professor

(207) 221-4058

smohan@une.edu

Pharmacy Building
314

Expertise

Drug Delivery and Formulation

Genomics

molecular biology

Proteomics

Cancer Biomarkers

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Steven (Steev) Sutton

BS Pharmacy, PhD Pharmaceutical Sciences

Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences; A.A.P.S. Fellow

(207) 221-4173

ssutton1@une.edu

Pharmacy Building
320

Dr. Steven 'Steev' C. Sutton received his B.S. Pharmacy from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, Boston, and his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Dr. Sutton, a Rho Chi member, worked as a retail pharmacist in Harvard Square and Lowell, MA before returning to school. After graduate school he joined the General Pharmaceutics Group, Ciba-Geigy (now Novartis), for several years. Then  Dr. Sutton and his family moved to Lawrence, KS for a stint at INTERx... Read More

Expertise

Pharmacokinetics

Physical Pharmacy

Cell Culture

Arvind Thakkar

Assistant Clinical Professor

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

(207) 221-4059

athakkar@une.edu

Pharmacy Building
317

Arvind Thakkar joined the UNE College of Pharmacy as Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in March of 2017. Before joining UNE, Dr. Thakkar was a Research Assistant Professor at the Western University of Health Sciences. Dr. Thakkar has made original research contributions to the field of pharmacology, including development of novel nanoparticle-based drug treatments for the prevention of aggressive pancreatic cancer, characterizing the effect of calcitonin on prostate cancer invasiveness and metastasis, characterizing prognostic biomarkers to predict... Read More

Expertise

Cancer therapy

Genomics

Personalized medicine

Cancer Biomarkers

Pre-clinical drug development

Cancer Pharmacology

CRT

Assistant Professor

Co-Chair, Environmental Council

(207) 221-4057

ctheberge@une.edu

Pharmacy Building
312

Dr. Cory Theberge is a native of Harpswell, Maine and attended Bates College before obtaining an MS degree in Chemistry at the University of New Hampshire.  During his time as a medicinal chemist at Merck and Co.  he completed his Ph.D. through the Merck Doctoral Study Program and continued lab research at Merck until moving back to Maine in 2009.  Dr. Theberge teaches both medicinal chemistry and veterinary pharmacy... Read More

Expertise

Medicinal chemistry

Veterinary Pharmacy

Drug Stability

Pharmaceuticals in the Environment

Associate Research Faculty

Research Professor

Research Professor

aolins@une.edu

Pharmacy Building

Expertise

Cell biology

Nuclear Structure

Electron Microscopy

Light Microscopy

Chromatin

Affiliated Faculty

Dan Brazeau

Director, UNE Genomics Research Core; Research Associate Professor

(207) 221-4078

dbrazeau@une.edu

Pharmacy Building
321

Daniel Brazeau is a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences.   He received his B.S. and M.S. in Biology from the University of Toledo and earned his Ph.D. in Biological Sciences (1989) from the University at Buffalo.  After completing postdoctoral training in population genetics at the University of Houston he was a research assistant professor in the Department of Zoology at the University of Florida and Director of the University of Florida's Genetic Analysis Laboratory in the Interdisciplinary... Read More

Expertise

population molecular genetics and pharmcogenomics

Professional Staff

Allison Spies

Staff Assistant

(207) 221-4160

aspies@une.edu

Pharmacy Building
319

  • Administrative support for Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Accounts Payable; Budget/Banner Reconciliation
  • Laboratory supplies 
  • Communications liasion
  • Serves on Student Affairs and Awards committee
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Marie Vrabel

Staff Assistant

(207) 221-4154

mvrabel@une.edu

Pharmacy Building
319

Extensive experience in research administration

Support of Accredidation and Evalulation Committee:  preparation of documents for tracking of student, faculty and staff data 

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Expertise

Research Administration

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences