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...
acute and chronic pain
Daniel Brazeau is a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical 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...
population molecular genetics and pharmcogenomics
Joining UNE in February, 2005, Nick was UNE's founding director of Sponsored Programs. Holding a B.A. from Boston College and an M.B.A. from Boston University's Public Management Program, Nick has extensive experience in the administration of sponsored research at organizations such as Boston Children's Hospital, Boston University School of Medicine, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, and New England Research Institutes, Inc. He is responsible for working with UNE researchers and grant seekers to obtain external support for their research and...
Grant and Contract Administration
William R. ("Lliam") Harrison is the Director of Research Integrity at UNE. He trained as a medical anthropologist at Arizona State University and the University of Arizona and studied law at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. He has published results of his research on cross-cultural issues in medicine, bio-political aspects of disease, and paleomycology (the study of fungal diseases in ancient human populations). This last line of research was reviewed by Science. Lliam has...
Research regulation and the ethical conduct of research
research integrity and research compliance. Conflict management and dispute resolution. Medical anthropology
including informed consent
medical change and conflict
cross-cultural issues in medic
Peter Herrick joined the UNE Office of Sponsored Programs as assistant director in August, 2008. He brings with him broad experience in sponsored project administration from Boston College and New England Research Institutes, Inc. He holds a B.A. and an MSEd. Among other tasks, he helps faculty and other researchers identify and secure funding for their projects, including understanding the assorted complexities involved in working with external funders, developing budgets and proposals, and working with university regulations and requirements. He...
In general, my research group investigates how pharmaceuticals, endocrine disrupting chemicals, and other pollutants that might enter the enivronment through man-made means negatively affect the behavior of the fish living in these polluted waters. Behavior is both a very sensitive and rapid endpoint of exposure and has important fitness implications. We study many different behaviors that are important for species survival, from exploration to courtship. In addition to this overarching theme, we are also interested in how and why individuals,...
courtship and aggression; influence of social environment on behavior; individual variation in behavior; behavioral endocrinology; fish behavior; communication networks; effects of endocrine disrupters and inadvertant pharmaceutical exposure on fish behav
Dr. 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. Prior to his postdoctoral training, Dr. Guvench earned a Ph.D. (2005) from the Scripps Research Institute, with a thesis titled "Theoretical Studies...
Life history and population dynamics of sharks
composition and spatial/temporal distribution of fish communities
physiological responses to stress and how this influences by-catch mortality
environmental adaptations in fish; conservation of fish communities
and trophic interactions between fish species
Annie joined the Office of Research and Scholarship in the summer of 2013. Prior to working in the Research Office, she was a student at UNE and earned her B.S. in neuroscience in May of 2013. During her undergraduate experience she worked in the research labs of Dr. Ed Bilsky and Dr. Amy Keirstead. She hopes to someday pursue further education in the healthcare field.