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
On Campus

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



Nicholas Gere

Director of Research Administration; Director UNE Office of Sponsored Programs

(207) 602-2011

Pickus Center
On Campus

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... Read More


Grant and Contract Administration

Research Compliance

Technology Transfer

Peter Herrick

Assistant Director of Sponsored Programs

(207) 602-2258

Pickus Center
On Campus

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... Read More

Megan Rochelo, MPH

Assistant Director for Sponsored Programs and Research Integrity

HIPAA Privacy Officer

(207) 602-2270

Pickus Center

Megan Rochelo has joined the Office of Sponsored Programs as Assistant Director of Sponsored Programs and Research Integrity.   Megan was formerly the Director of Coastal Healthy Communities Coalition, the lead Healthy Maine Partnership for York County, at UNE.  Megan also served two terms in the Maine Legislature, representing Biddeford. Megan will have a range of responsibilities in OSP, including responsibility for all State of Maine research and service contracts, and will be assigned to review all grant applications from our... Read More



Research Compliance

sponsored programs

management and finance

public health

public policy

community health

international health

Full-time Faculty

Teresa Dwieweczynski

Associate Professor

Coordinator of Undergraduate Research

Program Coordinator, Animal Behavior Major

(207) 602-2578

Decary Hall
On Campus

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,... Read More


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

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Olgun Guvench

M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Chair

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Chair, Institutional Review Board

(207) 221-4171

Pharmacy Building
On Campus

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


biomolecular simulation

James Sulikowski

James Sulikowski


Professor of Marine Science

(207) 602-2730

Marine Science Center
On Campus

Dr. James Sulikowski is a marine biologist and professor at the University of New England. He has 25 years of experience working with cartilaginous and bony fish. He has more than 65 peer-reviewed publications and his research has garnered more than $9 million in external grant funding. James has appeared on numerous local and national television shows including NBC’s “Today Show,” “Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin” and the BBC series “Rise of Animals.” His research was featured during Shark Week in the summer of 2016.... Read More


Life history and population dynamics of sharks


and rays

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


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Dani Lawrence


Executive Assistant, Office of Research & Scholarship

(207) 602-2080

Pickus Center

B.A. English Literature, Ball State University 2007

MBA, Golden Gate University 2015


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Jennifer Malon

Jennifer Malon

M.S., M.P.H.

COBRE Program Coordinator

(207) 602-2517

Stella Maris
On Campus

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 the Microbiology department of the College of Osteopathic Medicine at UNE, for Ling Cao, M.D., Ph.D., and James Vaughn, Ph.D. She managed Dr. Cao’s lab for 8 years. During her last years with Dr. Cao, she... Read More