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susan lavigne

Office Manager - Continuing Medical Education (CME)

(207) 602-2408

Stella Maris

Suzanne joined the Department of Continuing Medical Education in October of 2010.

Her past experience as Account Manager at Lincoln Financial Group out of Fort Wayne Indiana gave her 20 years of Customer Service and administrative organization skills.

Suzanne is also a licensed Beautician.  She enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.Read More

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Fitness Specialist, U-ExCEL

(207) 602-2061

Decary Hall

Hannah joined the University of New England U-ExCEL (Exercise and Conditioning for Easier Living) program in April, 2019. She is a graduate of Saint Joseph's College of Maine, where she studied Exercise Science.  Hannah has a passion for fitness and wellness and enjoys working with older adults.  Read More

Nurse Practitioner

(207) 602-3571

655 Main Street, Saco, ME

"I'm very lucky to love what I do for work. Every day is different and challenging. I find working with the geriatric population to be very rewarding."

MSN Adult Nurse Practitioner - University of Southern Maine School of Nursing (2004)

BSN - University of Southern Maine School of Nursing (1997)Read More


Certified:<br />&nbsp; Adult Nurse Practitioner

Kin S. Ly

PharmD, Ed.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 602-2054

Stella Maris

Dr. Ly is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNE COM) and the Co-Director of the Osteopathic Medical Knowledge (OMK) Course in Year 1. She teaches pharmacology and therapeutics in Years 1 and 2 of the undergraduate medical education curricula. Dr. Ly earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a Minor in Education from Temple University, Doctor of Pharmacy from Temple University School of Pharmacy,... Read More

Meghan May

Meghan May


Associate Professor, Microbiology

(207) 602-2164

Dr. May was appointed in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of New England College of Medicine in 2013. She was previously appointed in the Department of Biological Sciences at Towson University from 2010-2013, and held the Fisher Endowed Chair of Biological Sciences from 2012-2013, and was appointed as a postdoctoral fellow and then a research assistant professor in the Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathology at the University of Florida. Dr. May earned her B.S. degree in... Read More



Infectious Disease







Emerging Diseases

molecular biology


biology of infection

Cynthia Menard

B.S.N, M.S, A.N.P

Nurse Practitioner

(207) 602-3571

UHC - MatureCare Portland
655 Main St Saco, Maine

Ian Meng

Professor, Physiology

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

(207) 602-2195

Stella Maris

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


ocular pain



chronic pain

acute pain

David J. Mokler, Ph.D.

Interim Chair, Department of Biomedical Sciences

Professor of Pharmacology

(207) 602-2210

Pickus Center

Dr. Mokler joined the faculty at UNE in 1986.  He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Michigan State University in 1974 and his dual Doctorate in Pharmacology/Toxicology and Neurosciences from Michigan State University in 1984.  He teaches in the College of Osteopathic Medicine, the Westbrook College of Health Professions and the College of Dental Medicine.  He has a passion for Intraprofessional Education at UNE, being one of the first faculty at UNE to attend the IPEC national... Read More




substance abuse

drug abuse

brain development



animal behavior

limbic system

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Associate Professor

(207) 602-2221

Stella Maris

Derek Molliver received his B.A. from Williams College in 1988 and went on to complete his PhD in Neuroscience at Washington University in St. Louis in 1997, studying the role of neurotrophic factors in the development of peripheral sensory neuron identity with Dr. William Snider. He then took a postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Ed McCleskey at the Vollum Institute of Oregon Health and Science University, examining the function of purinergic G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) in adult nociceptive sensory neurons. After two... Read More



cell and molecular biology

Neurobiology of acute and pathological pain including neuropathic pain

G protein coupled receptors


mitochondrial dynamics

peter morganelli

Peter Morganelli

M.A., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Physiology

(207) 602-2277

Stella Maris

Peter Morganelli, Ph.D.  joined the UNECOM Department of Biomedical Sciences in 2013 and teaches immunology and physiological sciences for the Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine and Dental Medicine.  Dr. Morganelli received formal training in physiology focusing on neurophysiology, cell physiology, and endocrinology at Miami University of Ohio and Dartmouth Medical School.  After completing post-doctoral training in immunology, he went on to study how immune cells affect the underlying mechanisms of atherosclerosis, in particular how immune... Read More


Human Physiology

Cell Physiology


Angela Morse

Office Manager

(207) 602-2350

Stella Maris


Administrative support to the chair of the Department of Biomedical Sciences

biomedical sciences faculty and various committees

Elise Murphy

Staff Assistant

(207) 602-2506

Stella Maris
Room 130

Elise is originally from Worcester, MA.  After receiving her undergraduate degree from Roger Williams University, Elise started working at the Worcester County District Attorney's Office in the Community Outreach division.  After some time Elise moved to NY and began working as a Program Coordinator for a local non-profit organization; focused on promoting safety on and off college campuses.  After two years of living in New York City, Elise and her boyfriend left NYC and went on a 6-month road trip across the country from New... Read More