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Full-time Faculty

Stine Brown

A. Brown

Ph.D.

Chair and Professor, Department of Biology

(207) 602-2617

sbrown@une.edu

Morgane Hall
106

Expertise

Osmotic and ionic regulation and metabolism of crustaceans and fish; physiological ecology of marine invertebrates and fish; respiratory physiology

developmental biology; examination of effects of diet on metabolism and development of juvenile lobsters;

Lei Lei

Lei Lei

Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology

(207) 602-2353

llei@une.edu

Morgane Hall
008

I am a molecular biologist with an interest in the regulation of gene expression and its role in development and diseases. I teach several undergraduate courses including Cell Biology (BIO 106 and BIO 370), Developmental Biology (BIO 407), and Developmental Neurobiology (BIO 450). My research currently focuses on the roles of the transcription factor Sox11 in sensory neuron development, neuropathic pain, and forebrain neurogenesis. Read More

Expertise

developmental biology

molecular biology

Neurobiology

sensory neuron

neural stem cell

Greg Zogg

Associate Professor

(207) 602-2884

gzogg@une.edu

119 Morgane

Expertise

Wetland and forest ecology

Soil microbiology

Plant physiology

Geoff Ganter

Professor of Biology

(207) 602-2126

gganter@une.edu

Morgane Hall
009

Expertise

neuroscience

Neurogenetics

Neurobiology

molecular biology

Cell biology

Drosophila

Genetics

Behavior

Steroids

Nociception

Pain sensitization

David Sandmire

David A. Sandmire

M.D., M.A.

Professor

(207) 602-2849

dsandmire@une.edu

Morgane Hall
103

Dave came to the University of New England in 1994 following completion of his M.D. (University of Wisconsin) and M.A. (History of Medicine/Science, University of Wisconsin) degrees. He teaches courses in anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, cardiovascular physiology, human reproduction, and embryology. His areas of research have included the effects of individual learning styles on collaborative clinical problem-solving, the cardiovascular and neurologic effects of purposeful vs. non-purposeful activity, and, more recently, the study of the emotional and cardiovascular effects of art-making. He... Read More

Expertise

Physiology

pathophysiology

neuroscience

cardiovascular physiology; impact of learning style on collaborative problem-solving.

Jeri Fox

Associate Professor, Aquaculture and Aquarium Sciences Program Coordinator

(207) 602-2876

jfox@une.edu

Morgane Hall
8

Dr. Fox is a graduate of the University of Tennessee where she received a Bachelor's degree in Organismal Biology. From there she went to the University of Houston where she earned her Master's of Science for her work on the reproduction of Penaeid shrimp. From Houston she went to Seattle, Washington where she entered the Doctoral program at the University of Washington in the College of Ocean and Fisheries Science while at the same time working in the Medical Center in... Read More

Expertise

aquaculture

Aquarium Science

Marine and Freshwater Ornamental Husbandry

Aquaponics

Coral Biology

Candidate Species for Aquaculture

Steven E. Travis

Professor

(207) 602-2715

stravis@une.edu

Morgane Hall
120

Expertise

Molecular ecology

Community Genetics

conservation genetics

Invasive Species Biology

Global Change Ecology

Plant Clonal Dynamics

Hybridization

Animal Social Systems

Non-invasive Population Estimation

Ursula Röse

Associate Professor

(207) 602-2417

uroese@une.edu

Morgane Hall
105

Expertise

Chemical Ecology; plant-insect and plant-microbe interactions; multitrophic interactions; plant volatile organic compounds (VOC); terpenes; plant defenses; induced compounds in algae.

Anna Bass

Assistant Lecturer

(207) 602-2395

abass@une.edu

Marcil Hall
308

Dr. Bass was trained as a zoologist and has been lucky to work on invertebrates, fish, reptiles, birds and mammals. While Molecular Ecology is a broad descriptor of her field of study, recent research on stranded and rehabilitated marine mammals led to deeper interests in the field of disease ecology and the concept of ecosystem health. In addition, she is interested in  the One Health approach as a strategy to link multiple disciplines in the study, prevention and management of... Read More

Expertise

Molecular ecology

disease ecology

One Health

Zoology

Scott Dube

DO, MS

Associate Lecturer

(207) 602-2414

sdube@une.edu

Marcil Hall
311

Expertise

pathophysiology

neuroscience

Human anatomy and physiology

Dr. Peggy Friar

Senior Lecturer

(207) 602-2712

mfriar@une.edu

Marcil Hall
310

Expertise

Avian behavior

behavioral ecology of seabirds

animal social systems; comparative anatomy of vertebrates; ornithology; general biology; field research techniques

design of experiments.

David R. Grimm Ed.D. Associate Lecturer

Senior Lecturer

(207) 602-2716

dgrimm@une.edu

Morgane Hall
017

Dr. Grimm has been teaching human anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology for the past 20 years in settings ranging from community college to medical school. Other areas of teaching interest include neuroscience and human nutrition. He received his doctorate in Applied Physiology from Columbia University in 1995 and completed his post-doctoral training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in the area of spinal cord injury. His current research focus includes examining the... Read More

Expertise

Human anatomy and physiology

Human nutrition

Jennifer R. Lussier

Senior Lecturer, Biology Dept.

PA/DPT Gross Anatomy Lab Coordinator/Instructor

(207) 602-2537

jlussier@une.edu

Decary Hall
331

Jennifer started working at UNE in 2002, and teaches the gross anatomy labs for the PA and DPT graduate students, as well as A&P and Intro BIO for the undergradutates.  She grew up in central Maine, graduated from Foxcroft Academy, went to Stonehill College for Biology, and studied Anatomy & Cell Biology at the UMDNJ-Graduate School Biomedical Sciences, Newark, NJ. Read More

Expertise

Gross anatomy

cadaveric dissection and dissection techniques for prosections.

Jeffrey Parmelee

Associate Lecturer

(207) 602-2275

jparmelee@une.edu

Morgane Hall
17

I currently teach Anatomy & Physiology, but am an evolutionary biologist/ecologist by training.  I am primarily interested in reptiles and amphibians, but have broad interests in all vertebrates and natural history as a whole from fungi to plants to insects.  Read More

Expertise

Herpetology

Anatomy & Physiology

evolutionary biology

community & population ecology

tropical biology

Wendy Roberts

Associate Lecturer

(207) 602-2587

wroberts@une.edu

Marcil Hall
25

Courses recently taught:  BIO440 Cancer Biology, BIO370 Cell and Molecular Biology, BIO440 Autoimmune Disease and BIO208/209 Intro to Anatomy and Physiology.Read More

Expertise

tumor immunology

neuroimmunology

Autoimmunity

pharmacology

Silvia E. Smith, Ph.D.

Assistant Lecturer

(207) 602-2233

ssmith44@une.edu

Marcil Hall
207

Training and research background:

Dr. Smith is a natural scientist interested in using evolutionary theory to test hypotheses regarding the natural history and causality of human diseases. Her broad interest in human disease is reflected in her work on both the pathogen and the human host sides. Dr. Smith conducted her doctoral work on the coevolutionary relationships among humans and the causative pathogens of tuberculosis and leprosy (genus Mycobacterium), accounting for the previously uncharacterized role of genetic recombination in... Read More

Expertise

Host-Pathogen Coevolution

Biological Anthropology

Evolution of Human Disease

Disease Susceptibility Patterns

evolutionary biology

Lung Disease

Affiliated Faculty

Zach Miller-Hope

Assistant Director for Education |​ UNE NORTH

Assistant Lecturer |​ School of Marine Programs

(207) 221-4149

zhope@une.edu

I am interested in aquaculture for food, aquaculture for conservation, and the ever-evolving interplay between wild-caught fisheries and aquaculture as they contribute to global food systems. I see aquaculture as a solution for protecting our wild fish stocks as well as a sustainable way to feed growing human populations. We culture a wide range of species at UNE and I’m actively involved in the training of undergraduate students in the husbandry of aquatic organisms in marine ornamentals, corals, shellfish and... Read More

Expertise

aquaculture

Recirculating Aquaculture Systems

water quality

Food Systems

Marine Biology

sustainability

Headshot of Dr. Marx

Associate Professor

(207) 602-2207

csadacharan@une.edu

Morgane Hall
107

Dr. Chakravarthy Marx Sadacharan, PT, MSc (Medical Anatomy), PhD (Clinical Anatomy), joined UNE in the year 2018 as an Associate Professor of Anatomy in the Biology Department. Currently at UNE, he teaches Human Gross Anatomy, Histology, and Cell and Molecular Biology courses.

Dr. Marx has 19 years of academic and research experience in the field of Clinical Anatomy and Physical Therapy from American University of Antigua and Manipal University. Dr Marx has experience in teaching human gross anatomy, neuroanatomy, embryology... Read More

Expertise

neuroscience

Immunohistochemistry (IHC)

Histologic Techniques

Human gross and microanatomy

human embryology

Human Cadaveric Dissection

animal handling

Physical Therapy

Active learning pedagogies in medical education; innovations in medical education; online education for health sciences

Professional Staff

Greg

Lab Assistant/Coordinator

(207) 602-2649

glabonte@une.edu

Marcil Hall 28

Expertise

Environmental Science

fisheries biology

KPennoyer

Lab Assistant

(207) 602-2513

kpennoyer@une.edu

Morgane Hall
007

Expertise

Marine Biology

Rocky Intertidal Ecology

Molecular Ecology and Physiology

population genetics