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.
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
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
acute and chronic pain
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
pain of endometriosis
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
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learning and memory
Brain Research relating to behavior
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
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
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. From 1996-2016, he was a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy. In 2004, he earned a Ph.D in... 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.
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
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 by teaching biochemistry and elements of cancer... Read More
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
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
Research interests center around mechanistic analysis of pain, with a specific focus on cancer-induced bone pain, osteoarthritis 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 pain, osteoarthritis induced... Read More
Research program on mechanisms underlying chronic pain
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
neural stem cells
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
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
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
G protein coupled receptors
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.
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acute and chronic pain
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.
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philosophy of psychology
philosophy of biology
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
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
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
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
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
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
emergency medicine and disaster preparedness.
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
Clinical Decision Making
and medical informatics.
Dr. William L. Cook received his B.A. from the University of Alaska, Anchorage in 1969 and his Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut in 1987. After a NIMH sponsored postdoctoral fellowship in clinical (psychology) research at UCLA, he taught at the University of Texas, Austin (1989-1995). His research has focused on the application of advanced statistical procedures to the study of family systems, and he co-authored the first comprehensive text on the analysis of interdependence in dyadic relationships (Dyadic Data... Read More
Richard Feeney, D.O., is a physiatrist and pain medicine specialist in Exeter, New Hampshire. He earned his undergraduate degree from Bowdoin College and is a proud graduate of UNECOM, class of 2009. He studied physical medicine and rehabilitation at Harvard University/Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital before pursuing further sub-specialty training through a pain medicine fellowship at University of California Davis.
He draws on his osteopathic background often, practicing OMT and employing more advanced, minimally-invasive therapies for... Read More
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.
For over 30 years Skip has been advising companies on business strategy, product commercialization, R&D planning and business development in the biotech, pharmaceutical and medical products industries. Skip is a member of the College Corporation at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences where he earned his BS in Pharmacy. He continues to maintain his license to practice pharmacy. And he serves on the Board of Overseers for Mount... Read More
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
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
and rodent surgical procedures.
Peter graduated from UNE in 2013 with Bachelor of Science degrees in biochemistry and medical biology. Following graduation, he worked as lab technician for Drs. Jerry Mullin and Deena Small at UNE, then took a position as histology lab technician for the COBRE Histology and Imaging Core. He now manages the core, which provides access to specialized instrumentation and technical expertise for UNE investigators and their histology and imaging needs.Read More
Research Associate/Lab Manager
My undergraduate training was at Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon where I focused primarily on Psychology/Neuroscience. I then went to Western Illinois University for my Masters degree in Experimental Psychology, where I explored attentional deficits in rats consuming high-fat diets, and potential reversible mechanisms with modern antipsychotic drugs. I recently completed my Ph.D. in experimental psychology at Washington State University. My main area of interest was sex differences in the analgesic and rewarding effects of morphine using a chronic inflammatory pain... Read More
Jennifer received her B.A. in 2004 from Colby-Sawyer College in New London, NH. Soon after graduation she started graduate school at the University of New Hampshire, in Durham, NH. She graduated in 2007 with her Master’s in Animal Science. After graduation she began working in UNE's microbiology department in the College of Osteopathic Medicine for Ling Cao, M.D., Ph.D., and James Vaughn, Ph.D, where she managed Dr. Cao’s lab for 7 years. In December 2014, s... Read More
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