Peter Herrick

Peter Herrick


Assistant Director of Sponsored Programs

(207) 602-2258

Pickus Center

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 an MPH 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 divides... Read More

Ivy Bergquist

Ivy Bergquist


Research Integrity Administrator

Animal Facility Manager

(207) 602-2117

Pickus Center

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.

IACUC Administration


Nicholas Gere

Director of Research Administration; Director UNE Office of Sponsored Programs

(207) 602-2011

Pickus Center

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

Rachel Kasperek

Director of Research Integrity

(207) 602-2244

106 Pickus

Rachel Kasperek earned her Juris Doctor from The University of Southern Maine School of Law in the Spring of 2015 and holds a Bachelors Degree in Psychology/Sociology from The University at Buffalo in her NY hometown. Joining UNE in April of 2015, Rachel comes from The University of Southern Maine where she served as the Research Integrity Administrator, responsible for oversight of the IACUC and IBC. Rachel serves as a resource at UNE for the IACUC, IBC, and... Read More