Research Topics

Robert Lenox

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

(207) 602-2336

rlenox@une.edu

Off-Campus
Stella Maris 331

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

Expertise

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

Markus Frederich headshot

Professor of Marine Sciences

(207) 602-2406

mfrederich@une.edu

Marine Science Center
218

Dr. Frederich is a Professor of Marine Sciences at the University of New England. He received his masters degree in biology from the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany, where he investigated anatomical abnormalities in ants that got exposed to the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Bremen, Germany for his work at the Alfred Wegener Institute of Polar and Marine Research in Bremerhaven, Germany. Here he investigated stress physiology mechanisms in Antarctic crustaceans. For... Read More

Expertise

Temperature physiology

polar biology

energy metabolism

crustacean biology

marine invertebrates

Marilyn Gugliucci

Professor

Director for Geriatrics Education and Research

Driector, U-ExCEL Older Adult Fitness/Wellness Program

(207) 602-2453

mgugliucci@une.edu

Stella Maris
425

Dr. Marilyn R. Gugliucci is a Professor as well as the Director for Geriatrics Education and Research,  and Director of U-ExCEL (UNE~Exercise and Conditioning for Easier Living) Fitness/Wellness Program for older adults within the  University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine Division of Geriatrics Medicine. Her "Learning by Living" research projects, UNECOM signature programs, advances medical and health professions students' learning through ethnographic/autobiographic  immersion research methods.  Learning by Living: Nursing Home Immersion involves "admiting" medical students into nursing homes to live the... Read More

Expertise

Gerontology/Geriatrics: Health Related Quality of Life

Functional Fitness

Falls Prevention for Independent Older Adults and those with Visual Impairment (NIH Grant)

Learning by Living: Nursing Home Immersion Research

Learning by Living: 48 Hour Hospice Home Immersion Research

Geriatrics/Gerontology Curriculum Development and Competencies

End of Life/Palliative Care

Leslie Yaffa

Leslie Yaffa

MSW, EdD

Associate Lecturer

(207) 221-4486

lyaffa@une.edu

Off-Campus

Dr. Leslie Yaffa has spent 20 years in the field of human and social services and has held clinical social work positions in hospitals, community and agency settings. She has worked with children, youth and adults in clinical, academic and community development settings. Dr. Yaffa received her EdD from Nova Southeastern University (Florida), MSW from Wilfrid Laurier University(Toronto) and BA (honours) from York University (Toronto).  Her research is devoted to an anti-oppressive framework and looks at program development in Jamaica.  Dr. Yaffa is the founder... Read More

Expertise

Child and adolescent development

human services practice

individuals and families

diversity

working/understanding children

adolescents and families

mental health

field placement

research and practice

international social work/human services

Mike Burman

Associate Professor

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

(207) 602-2301

mburman@une.edu

Decary Hall
328

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.

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Expertise

Behavioral neuroscience

animal behavior

learning and memory

anxiety

development

brain development

Brain Research relating to behavior

Kira Rodriguez

Research Associate

Adjunct Faculty

(907) 360-8687

krodriguez@une.edu

As a member of UNE's Center for Excellence in Health Innovation’s professional research and consulting staff, Ms. Rodriguez has worked on program evaluation projects and population health needs assessments for regional and state governments as well as health workforce programs, health care providers and health systems.  This includes responsibility for the design, implementation and analysis of evaluation research; responding to internal and external reporting needs and evaluation project management.  During her tenure at UNE, major projects have included managing a... Read More

Expertise

Health Program Evaluation and Planning

Community Health Needs Assessment

Biostatistics/Epidemiology

Ling Cao

Ling Cao

M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Graduate Faculty for the Graduate Studies of the Biomedical Sciences and Engineer (GSBSE) program, The Graduate School, University of Maine, ME

(207) 602-2213

lcao@une.edu

Pickus Center
207

Expertise

Neuroimmunology and immunotoxicology.

Lei Lei at White Mountain on 2016-10-10

Lei Lei

PhD

Associate Professor

(207) 602-2353

llei@une.edu

Morgane Hall
008
On Sabbatical From: Fall 2016 to Spring 2017

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

Expertise

Cell biology

Genetics

developmental biology

Biochemistry

neural stem cells

sensory neurons

Genetic Engineering

James V

Professor, Physics

Director of Microscopy Core Facility

(207) 602-2560

jvesenka@une.edu

Morgane Hall
016

History and Research:

The moniker "Dr. V" is in veneration to his late father, an outstanding teacher in the Concord Massachusetts school system who went by the name of "Mr. V."  Dr. V teaches general physics and undertakes research in molecular self-assembly of four-stranded DNA and physics education.  He graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Clark University with a dual major in chemistry and physics in 1982.  He graduated with... Read More

Expertise

Physics education pedagogy

physical science teacher training

scanning probe microscopy.

biomaterials nanotechnology

Jennifer Stiegler-Balfour

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology

Program Coordinator, Psychology

(207) 602-2162

jstiegler@une.edu

Decary Hall
352

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Expertise

Cognitive psychology; memory processes underlying reading comprehension; reading interventions; and learning.

John S

Chair

Associate Professor, Chemistry

(207) 602-2152

jstubbs@une.edu

Morgane Hall
003

Dr. Stubbs is primarily interested in using computers to investigate and explain chemical phenomena.  His current research focuses on two distinct areas: DNA hybridization on a surface, an important problem for DNA sensor arrays; and supercritical fluids as separation media, which can greatly improve purification efficiency.  He is also interested in the hardware and software aspects of computers in chemistry, primarily using the GNU/Linux operating system and FORTRAN programming language.Read More

Expertise

Physical chemistry; thermophysical properties; Monte Carlo molecular simulation; phase behavior

James Sulikowski

James Sulikowski

BA, MS, PhD

Professor of Marine Science

(207) 602-2730

jsulikowski@une.edu

Marine Science Center
220

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 on the Discovery Channel's Shark Week in both... Read More

Expertise

Life history and population dynamics of sharks

skates

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

Jennifer S. Tuttle

Dorothy M. Healy Professor of Literature and Health

Professor of English

Director, Maine Women Writers Collection

Co-founder and faculty, Women's and Gender Studies Program

(207) 602-2539

jtuttle@une.edu

Marcil Hall
106

Jennifer Tuttle teaches courses on literature and health studies, US Literature and cutlure, women's writing, and the US West. Holding an endowed chair in literature and health, she designs courses, pursues scholarship, and develops curricular and programming initiatives that integrate the health sciences and the humanities at UNE. As the Dorothy M. Healy Professor, she is also director of the Maine Women Writers Collection. Beyond UNE, she is coeditor of Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers.

She... Read More

Expertise

Literature and Health

United States literature and culture

Women's literary history

Literatures of the US West

Charlotte Perkins Gilman studies

Women's detective fiction

literary recovery and archival studies

Jan Froehlich

Jan Froehlich

M.S., OTR/L

Associate Professor

(207) 221-4105

jfroehlich@une.edu

Proctor Hall
311

Jan has been an occupational therapist for over 30 years with a primary clinical focus in mental health.  She has worked in both acute and long-term care, and she also co-developed a mental health home care program.  Jan has worked in an academic setting for the past 28 years teaching coursework on mental health occupational therapy, culturally effective communication, therapeutic use of self and group work.

Jan is actively engaged in a variety of service learning projects at UNE one... Read More

Expertise

Communication skills and cultural competence in occupational therapy

mental health occupational therapy

occupation of motherhood.

Jennifer Malon

Jennifer Malon

M.S., M.P.H.

COBRE Program Coordinator

(207) 602-2517

Jmalon@une.edu

Stella Maris
203

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

Jerome Mullin

Professor of Chemistry

Ludcke Chair 2013

(207) 602-2870

jmullin@une.edu

Morgane Hall
205

Expertise

Analytical chemistry

spectroscopic methods of analysis

fluorescence and chemiluminescence

environmental analysis

clinical analysis

Jane O'Brien

Jane Clifford O'Brien

Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA

Professor

(207) 221-4107

jobrien@une.edu

Proctor Hall
317

Jane has been teaching and providing occupational therapy services to children and youth for over 26 years.  She has published in topics related to occupational therapy practice for children and youth in the areas of motor control and motor learning,  play and playfulness, Model of Human Occupation, community wellness, and assessments.  Jane serves as co-editor and author of several textbooks, including:  Occupational Therapy for Children and Adolescents (7th ed.); Introduction to Occupational Therapy (4th ed.); Pediatric Skills for Occupational Therapy... Read More

Josh Pahigian

Writer

jpahigian@une.edu

Ginn Hall
103

Josh has been affiliated with UNE since joining the English Department as an adjunct instructor in 2004. He currently teaches the annual Center for Global Humanities Seminar Series and English Composition, and writes part-time for the Office of Communications. 

Josh is also the author of several books, including popular baseball titles like The Ultimate Baseball Road Trip... Read More

Expertise

Writing

Writing Instruction

Script Writing

Content Editing

Copy Editing

Baseball Culture

Ian Meng

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

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

(207) 602-2195

imeng@une.edu

Stella Maris
203

Dr. Ian Meng received his ScB and PhD in Neuroscience at Brown University.  Following completion of his PhD, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Howard Fields in the Department of Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), studying the brain circuits mediating the analgesic properties of cannabinoids.  Dr. Meng joined the University of New England (UNE) in 2003 where he is currently a professor of Biomedical Sciences, Director of the Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences (CEN),... Read More

Expertise

Acute and chronic pain; ocular pain; headache; cannabinoids