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Megan Beauchemin

Megan Beauchemin received her B.S. in Medical Biology from University of New England in 2008 and her Ph.D. in 2015 in Biomedical Sciences with a concentration in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Engineering at University of Maine. Her dissertation work at the MDI Biological Laboratory under the direction of Dr. Voot Yin focused on elucidating the roles of microRNAs in zebrafish heart regeneration.

Megan is currently the Zebrafish Facility Manager at the University of New England.


B.S, Medical Biology

University of New England


Ph.D. Biomedical Sciences

University of Maine



zebrafish research

biomedical research

cell and molecular biology


Selected Publications


Beauchemin M, Smith A, Yin VP.  (2015) Dynamic microRNA-101a and Fosab controls zebrafish heart regeneration. Development 142(23):4026-37.  PMID 26628091


Motyl KJ, Beauchemin M, Barlow D, Le PT, Nagano K, Treyball A, Contractor A, Baron R, Rosen CJ, Houseknecht KL. (2017)  A novel role for dopamine signaling in the pathogenesis of bone loss from the atypical antipsychotic drug risperidone in female mice.  BONE, 103:168-176


Megan Beauchemin



Zebrafish Facility Manager

Biddeford Campus

Morgane Hall

(207) 431-4582

On Campus