Full-time Faculty

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

(207) 602-2195

Stella Maris

Dr. Ian Meng received his ScB in Neuroscience at Brown University in 1991 and went on to complete his PhD with Dr. David Bereiter at Brown in the Department of Biology and Medicine, Section of Physiology and Neurobiology in 1997.  As a graduate student, Dr. Meng characterized corneal sensitive neurons within the spinal trigeminal nucleus, examining the spatial and electrophysiological properties with which corneal stimulation is encoded.  Following completion of his PhD, Dr. Meng worked as a postdoctoral fellow with... Read More


Neuroscience; pain; headache; ocular pain; addiction.

Edward Bilsky

Vice President for Research and Scholarship; Professor of Pharmacology, Founding Director of the Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences, Co-Director of the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence for the Study of Pain and Sensory Function

(207) 602-2707

Pickus Center

Dr. Edward Bilsky currently serves as the Vice President for Research and Scholarship at the University of New England. He received his B.S. (physics) in 1989 and M.S. (Behavioral Neuroscience) in 1991 from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He went on to earn a Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the University of Arizona Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy in 1996. After completing a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Arizona, he became an Assistant Professor at the University of Northern Colorado in... Read More


General pharmacology


opioid pharmacology

acute and chronic pain



Geoff Bove


(207) 602-2921

Stella Maris

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



neuropathic pain

pain of endometriosis

human anatomy

neuromusculoskeletal diseases


Mike Burman

Associate Professor

Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences K-12 outreach coordinator.

(207) 602-2301

Decary Hall

I am broadly interested in studying learning, memory and emotion using behavioral neuroscience techniques.  I have more recently become interested in how the brain's memory systems and emotional regulation systems come to function and cooperate over the course of development.  I enjoy teaching at both the introductory and upper levels. 

Dr. Burman is on sabbatical during the 2015-2016 year

 ... Read More


Animal Learning and Behavior. Limbic System Function. Developmental Psychobiology.

Ling Cao

Ling Cao

M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Microbiology

(207) 602-2213

Stella Maris


Neuroimmunology and immunotoxicology.

Lara Carlson

Lara A. Carlson

Ph.D., F.A.C.S.M., C.S.C.S.

Associate Professor

Board of Trustee & President-Elect, New England Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine

United States Department of Veterans Affairs faculty appointment

(207) 602-2810

Pickus Center

Dr. Lara Carlson is currently an Associate Professor in the Westbrook College of Health Professions at the University of New England (UNE). She received her Bachelors from Southern Connecticut State University, her Masters from the University of South Dakota, and her Doctorate in Exercise Physiology from Springfield College. Prior to her UNE appointment, she was an Assistant and Associate Professor at Castleton State College in Vermont for seven years. Outside the classroom, Dr. Carlson was an U.S. ranked hammer thrower in Track... Read More


Chair Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

Director of Graduate and Continuing Medical Education

Course Director Osteopathic Clinical Skills I & II

(207) 602-2898

Alfond Center

Dr. Jane Carreiro is Professor and Chair of the Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, Maine U.S.A. She is also the Director of Graduate and Continuing Medical Education. Dr. Carreiro’s practice focuses on osteopathic manipulative medicine and pain medicine in the pediatric population. Read More


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

Jim Cavanaugh

Jim Cavanaugh

PT, Ph.D., NCS

Associate Professor

(207) 221-4595

Proctor Hall

Dr. Cavanaugh joined the PT faculty in 2007 in large part for its student-focused, community-oriented culture.   He is an active member of the university faculty, with special interest in interprofessional education. He received a BA in Psychology from the University of Notre Dame in 1985 and completed his physical therapy training with a MS degree from Duke University in 1987. Since 1996, he has been a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy. In 2004, he earned a... Read More


Physical therapy; neuropathology and neuromuscular disorders; physical rehabilitation; geriatrics; mobility and balance problems; dizziness and inner ear dysfunction; physical activity; ambulatory activity monitoring; fall prevention.

Amy J. Davidoff, Ph.D.

Professor of Pharmacology

Director, Histology and Imaging Core Facility

(207) 602-2824

Pickus Center


Diabetes and obesity




Cardiovascular disease

Amy Deveau

Assistant Chair

Associate Professor, Chemistry

(207) 602-2813

Morgane Hall

Dr. Deveau, named “Dr. D” by her students, is an energetic professor who primarily teaches organic chemistry. She also teaches courses in general chemistry, medicinal chemistry, and NMR spectroscopy.  Dr. D is passionate about undergraduate education and mentoring students in research, serving as a Chemistry Councilor for the Council of Undergraduate Research.   Also a member of UNE’s Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences, Dr. D’s laboratory focuses on the discovery of organic small molecules with therapeutic potential, across the areas... Read More


Organic and medicinal chemistry; small molecule synthesis; nitrogen heterocycles; marine natural products; organic structure elucidation; molecular modeling; green chemistry; chemistry pedagogy

Geoff Ganter

Professor of Biology

(207) 602-2126

Morgane Hall
On Sabbatical: Fall 2015 to Fall 2016





molecular biology

Cell biology






Pain sensitization

Assistant Professor

(207) 602-2159

Stella Maris

Katherine Hanlon, Ph.D. is an assistant professor in UNECOM’s Department of Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Hanlon earned a Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Arizona College of Medicine in 2012 after completing a B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, also at the UA. She went on to complete a postdoctoral fellowship in tumor immunology at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan. Dr. Hanlon holds a dual role in education and research at UNECOM- she teaches biochemistry in the medical program... Read More




tumor immunology

Karen  L. Houseknecht

Karen L. Houseknecht

B.S., M.S., Ph.D.

Professor of Pharmacology

(207) 602-2872

Stella Maris

Dr. Houseknecht's career, which has spanned academic and corporate research envirnonments, has focused on her unwavering passion around the discovery and development of novel therapeutics, including pharmaceutical, biologic and nutritional therapies for the treatment of metabolic disorders such as diabetes and obesity.  

Dr. Houseknecht's current research is focused on 1) identifying mechanisms underlying endocrine and metabolic side effects of antipsychotic medications and the implications of off-label prescribing of these medications to vulnerable populations such as children and the elderly; 2)... Read More


Discovery of novel therapeutics (small molecule


and nutraceutical) for the treatment of metabolic disease

with specific expertise in diabetes and obesity; pharmacology and drug metabolism; pharmacology of G-protein coupled receptors and phosp

David Johnson

Associate Professor of Physiology

(207) 602-2403

Stella Maris


Neurobiology of drugs of abuse

including anabolic steroid abuse; expertise on validity of supplements as well as other modalities advertised to laypersons as being capable of enhancing health




Tamara King Deeny

Assistant Professor

(207) 602-2981

Stella Maris



cancer-induced pain

bone pain

neuropathic pain

Lei Lei

Lei Lei


Associate Professor

(207) 602-2353

Morgane Hall

Professional Experience

Associate Professor, Department of Biology and Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences, University of New England

Assistant Professor, Department of Biology and Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences, University of New England

Assistant Professor, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University

Research Assistant Professor, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

Awards and Honors

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research... Read More



developmental biology

molecular biology

sensory neurons

neural stem cells

transgenic mice.

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

(207) 602-2888


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


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

David J. Mokler, Ph.D.

Professor of Pharmacology

Chair, College of Osteopathic Medicine Faculty Assembly

(207) 602-2210

Pickus Center

Dr. Mokler joined the faculty at UNE in 1986.  He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Michigan State University in 1974 and his dual Doctorate in Pharmacology/Toxicology and Neurosciences from Michigan State University in 1984.  He teaches in the College of Osteopathic Medicine and the College of Health Professions.  He has been in volved for a number of years in Intraprofessional Education at UNE.  His research focuses on the limbic system of the brain.  He has published... Read More




substance abuse

drug abuse

brain development



animal behavior

limbic system

Derek C. Molliver

Associate Professor

(207) 602-2221

Stella Maris

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... Read More



cell and molecular biology

Neurobiology of acute and pathological pain including neuropathic pain

Katy Randolph

Associate Professor, Physical Therapy

Director, Motion Analysis Laboratory

(207) 221-4113

Linnell Hall

Dr. Katherine (Katy) Rudolph is physical therapist and researcher in the Department of Physical Therapy in the Westbrook College of Health Professions at UNE.  She earned an MSPT Boston University in 1989 and a PhD in Biomechanics and Movement Science from the University of Delaware (UD) in 1998.   After post-doctoral training in the Center for Biodynamics at Boston Universitiy she accepted a faculty position at UD where she remained from September, 1999 thru August, 2011.  She joined the UNE family in September, 2011.  

 ... Read More


rehabilitation research

knee osteoarthritis

electromyography (EMG)


motor control

chronic pain

acute and chronic pain

clinical research

Associate Professor

(207) 221-4059

Pharmacy Building

Dr. Selvage earned a BSc in Psychology from the University of Oregon in 1986, a MPhil in Biology/Neuroscience from the University of Cambridge (UK) in 1996, and a PhD in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the University of Montana in 2001.

After completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, he took a position as an Assistant Professor in the College of Pharmacy at Idaho State University in 2004. Dr. Selvage joined the University of New England as... Read More




reproductive endocrinology


alcohol pharmacology

circadian rhythms

David Livingstone Smith


(207) 602-2237

Marcil Hall

I earned a Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of London (Kings College) where I worked on philosophy of psychology.  My dissertation was published as Freud's Philosophy of the Unconscious (Kluwer, 1999).

I am professor of philosophy at the University of New England, where I teach courses on philosophy of psychology, philosophy of mind, metaphysics, free will and determinism, philosophy of human nature, philosophy of race, and other topics.

 ... Read More


Moral psychology

philosophy of psychology

philosophy of biology

human nature


Glenn Stevenson

Associate Professor

Program Coordinator, Neuroscience Major

(207) 602-2285

Decary Hall

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 Psychology and 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... Read More


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

Christian Teter

Christian J. Teter

PharmD, BCPP

Associate Professor, Psychopharmacology

(207) 221-4076

Pharmacy Building

Dr. Teter joined the College of Pharmacy in 2010 as an Assistant Professor specializing in Psychopharmacology and subsequently received promotion and tenure in 2014.  In addition to being a Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist, he has completed both clinical training (Psychiatric Pharmacotherapy Residency at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) and formal research training (Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor -- funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse).

RESEARCH interests.  (1) Prescription drug abuse... Read More



Prescription Drug Abuse

K-12 Outreach


Assistant Professor

Co-Chair, Environmental Council

(207) 221-4057

Pharmacy Building

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


Medicinal chemistry

Veterinary Pharmacy

Drug Stability

Pharmaceuticals in the Environment

Kerry Tucker

Associate Professor

(207) 602-2512

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






Macroscopic anatomy

molecular biology

Visiting Professor, Clinical Anatomy, COM; Professor, Clinical Anatomy and Rehab, Medical University, Ghent Belgium

(207) 602-2080


Dr. Andry Vleeming is working in the Department of Anatomy of the University of New England and in the rehabilitation department of the Medical University Ghent Belgium. Currently he is working as a rehabilitation professor at the Ghent University and visiting professor in Anatomy at the University of New England and the Medical Charite University Berlin Germany. 

He received his Ph.D. at the Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands, with specialty the anatomy, biomechanics and radiology of the human pelvis... Read More

Professor of Anatomy

(207) 283-0171

Stella Maris


Pain mechanisms; spine pain; cervical and lumbosacral spine anatomy; problem-oriented learning in the medical school curriculum.

Barbara Winterson

Chair, Department of Biomedical Sciences; Professor of Physiology

(207) 602-2215

Stella Maris


Eye movements; vision; pain mechanisms; reflex motor control; neural plasticity; touch mechanisms; psychophysics




(COL) William Bograkos


Adjunct Professor in the Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences

Clinical Professor of Medical Military Science, Family Practice and Emergency Medicine

(301) 537-5295


Dr. Bograkos received his Disaster and CBRNE training during his 28 years of military service. He has served both the Army and the U.S. Air Force as a military Flight Surgeon and Family Practice and Emergency Medicine physician. Dr. Bograkos served with a Special Operations WMD Detachment prior to and during the Millennium. He served in the Balkans as a Division Surgeon, NATO Multi-national Peacekeeper from September 2001 to April 2002. He chaired the U.S. Special Operations Command's (SOF EMT-P)... Read More


Family practice

emergency medicine and disaster preparedness.

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Nananda Col


Adjunct Professor in the Center of Excellence in the Neurosciences

Previous to her involvement at the University of New England, Dr. Col >served as a faculty member at Tufts, Brown, and Harvard Medical Schools.  She has served as the Principal Investigator on numerous federally funded research, training, contracts, and conference grants that develop and test individualized web-based shared decision making interventions. 

he is on the Steering Committee for the International Patient Decision Aid Standards collaboration, which develops standards for decision aids, and the Cochrane Collaboration's Review of Patient Decision Aids,... Read More


Shared Decision Making

Study design

Internal Medicine

preventive medicine

public health

Clinical Decision Making

mathematical modeling

and medical informatics.

scott fishman

Professor of Anesthesiology, Chief of the Division of Pain Medicine, and Vice Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at the University of California, Davis

Dr. Scott M. Fishman is Professor of Anesthesiology, Chief of the Division of Pain Medicine, and Vice Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at the University of California, Davis. He was formerly Medical Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Pain Center at Harvard Medical School. His medical degree is from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Formal clinical training is in Internal Medicine (Greenwich/Yale University School of Medicine) and Psychiatry (Massachusetts General/Harvard Medical School). He completed Pain... Read More


Dr. Fishman lectures on all aspects of pain control as well as preventing prescription drug abuse throughout the US.

Adjunct Professor in the Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences

Kristy Townsend is Assistant Professor of Neurobiology in the School of Biology and Ecology (SBE) at the University of Maine, cooperating faculty in the School of Food and Agriculture (SFA) and Department of Molecular and Biomedical Science (MBMS), and a faculty member in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Engineering (GSBSE).  Dr. Townsend is a UMaine grad, who went on to received her Ph.D. from... Read More

Affiliated Faculty

Senior Director of Clinical Development in Pain Therapeutics Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceuticals, N.A

(908) 927-6479


Dr. Biondi is currently a Senior Director of clinical research and development for Ortho-McNeil Janssen Scientific Affairs, a Johnson & Johnson (J&J) Company, in Raritan, New Jersey. Prior to joining J&J, David had established himself as a well-recognized and respected authority in the fields of Headache and Pain Medicine. He was Director of the Headache Management and Pain Rehabilitation Program at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and Consultant in Headache Management as an Assistant Neurologist in the Department of Neurology at the... Read More



Pain Medicine; clinical research methodology and drug development

Medical Director, Neuroscience Institute, MMC

(207) 885-0011



Minimally invasive and complex spine surgery

spinal cord tumors

as well as primary and secondary brain tumors

Adjunct Associate Professor

(508) 868-3659

Stella Maris


Behavioral neuroscience

drug discovery and development

in vivo pharmacology

preclinical efficacy.

Professor UMaine and Maine Institute of Human Genetics & Health

(207) 973-4963

Sanford F. Petts Health Center


professor<br />clinical neuroscience<br />developmental/behavioral pediatrics<br />neurodevelopment and early markers of dysmaturity<br />EEG and ERP/neurophysiology in infancy<br />sleep

Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Anesthesiology, College of Medicine, University of Arizona

(520) 626-7421


Dr. Porreca obtained his Ph.D. in 1982 at Temple University, Philadelphia.  Following post-doctoral research at the University of Arizona in Tucson, he joined the Department of Pharmacology at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia before returning to the University of Arizona in 1985.  He became Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Arizona in 1990. He has received many awards and recognition for his research, including Founder's Day Speaker at the University of Arizona in 2001, F.W. Kerr Award from the American... Read More


Neurobiology of acute and pathological pain including neuropathic pain

headache pain

cancer pain

neurobiology of opioids

and opioid-induced hyperalgesia.


(520) 626-7801

Stella Maris


acute and chronic pain

Bone Cancer Pain

Bone Remodeling

neuropathic pain

Opioid-induced Hyperalgesia

Cortical Spreading Depression


Opioids and Addiction

Adjunct Faculty

(207) 317-0960



Chief Operating Officer for AIKO Biotechnology

Inc.: responsible for managing the company's day-to-day activities


grants and other relationships; develop and manage R&D and clinical strategies and activities.<br />Prior positions include:<br


Ivy Bergquist


Research Technician

Behavior Core Manager

(207) 602-2061

Stella Maris

I completed a B.S. degree in Animal Sciences/Pre-Veterinary Medicine from the University of Massachusetts in 1994. After spending some time working as a veterinary technician I was given an opportunity to explore the field of Laboratory Animal Research. Since that time I have worked to continue acquiring skills and certifications. Currently I am certified through AALAS at the LATg level and continue to earn credits to remain a registered participant.Read More


My expertise is primarily focused on various aspects of animal husbandry

animal handling

and rodent surgical procedures.

UNE Staff

Ian Imbert

B.S. Biochemistry & Medical Biology

Sr. Research Technician

Laboratory Manager

(207) 602-2676

Stella Maris

In 2012 Ian graduated from the University of New England with a BS in Biochemistry and Medical Biology.  Upon graduating, he accepted a full-time research position at the College of Osteopathic Medicines Center for Excellence in Neuroscience with Dr. Tamara King.  In lab he focuses on the research and development of neuropathic pain mechanisms, including osteoarthritis and cancer-induced bone pain.  Read More


acute and chronic pain

Community and Public Health

Cassandra Simmons

BS Animal Behavior

CEN K12 Outreach Coordinator

Laboratory Technician

Pickus Center

I am a recent UNE 2015 graduate, interested in studying learning and memory using behavioral neuroscience techniques.  I am currently engaged full time in research on early life anxiety disorders and pursuing my passion of educating the public serving as the University of New England’s Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences’ K-12 outreach coordinator. Read More