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
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
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 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
Dr. Ron Hills is Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of New England in Portland, Maine. He teaches biochemistry to the pharmacy students and conducts research in computer modeling.
Dr. 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.
Researchers in the Hills Lab work... Read More
molecular dynamics simulation
protein structure and function
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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natural products chemistry
multi-step organic synthesis
Dr. Steven 'Steev' C. Sutton received his B.S. Pharmacy Cum Laude 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. Dr. Sutton and his family then moved to Lawrence, KS where he worked... Read More
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
Pre-clinical drug development
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
Pharmaceuticals in the Environment
Associate Research Faculty
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
population molecular genetics and pharmcogenomics
Extensive experience in research administration
Support of Accredidation and Evalulation Committee: preparation of documents for tracking of student, faculty and staff data