People

Full-time Faculty

Olgun Guvench

Olgun Guvench

M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Chair

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Chair, Institutional Review Board

(207) 221-4171

oguvench@une.edu

Pharmacy Building
320

Olgun Guvench joined the UNE College of Pharmacy as Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in July of 2009. Before joining UNE, Dr. Guvench was a National Institutes of Health Kirschstein Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Maryland, where he trained in biomolecular simulation and structure-based discovery/design, including developing new atomic-resolution models for simulating carbohydrates. Dr. Guvench teaches biomedical sciences to Pharm.D. students and pursues research in the field of biomolecular simulation, with a focus on proteoglycans and protein-carbohydrate... Read More

Expertise

biomolecular simulation

Gurkishan Singh Chadha

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4182

gchadha@une.edu

Pharmacy Building
308

Gurkishan Singh Chadha joined the UNE College of Pharmacy as Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in June of 2015. 

Dr Chadha received his B.S. in pharmacy from Panjab University in India, his M.Sc. in Drug Formulation and Delivery from Auburn University in Alabama, and his Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences from the University at Buffalo in New York.... Read More

Expertise

Pharmacokinetics

Protein Therapeutics

Diabetes

pathophysiology

pharmacology

Ronald Hills

Ron Hills

Ph.D.

Associate Professor

(207) 221-4049

rhills@une.edu

Pharmacy Building
305

Ron Hills is Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of New England in Portland, Maine. Since joining the College of Pharmacy in 2010, he has taught courses in biochemistry, medicinal chemistry, computer programming and pharmacology. Dr. Hills' research specialty is in computer modeling and his personal interests include nutrition, which he often incorporates in his teaching.

Students working in Dr. Hills' laboratory use novel simulation methods to study the molecular biophysics of membrane protein systems relevant... Read More

Expertise

molecular dynamics simulation

protein structure and function

multiscale modeling

Cassia Mizuno

Associate Professor

(207) 221-4080

cmizuno@une.edu

Pharmacy Building
322

Dr. Cássia Mizuno joined the UNE College of Pharmacy in February of 2011 as an Assistant Professor in the Pharmaceutical Sciences Department. Dr. Mizuno earned her B.S in Pharmacy and Biochemistry at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. In 2006, she received her Ph.D in Medicinal Chemistry from the University of Mississippi, followed by her postdoctoral training at the USDA-ARS, where she worked on the discovery of natural product-based anticancer agents and environmentally friendly pesticides.

 

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Expertise

Medicinal chemistry

natural products chemistry

multi-step organic synthesis

Srinidi Mohan

Associate Professor

(207) 221-4058

smohan@une.edu

Pharmacy Building
314

Expertise

Drug Delivery and Formulation

Genomics

molecular biology

Proteomics

Cancer Biomarkers

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Steven (Steev) C Sutton

BS Pharmacy, PhD Pharmaceutical Sciences

Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences; A.A.P.S. Fellow, A.A.V.P.T. Fellow;

(207) 221-4173

ssutton1@une.edu

Pharmacy Building
320

Dr. Steven 'Steev' C. Sutton received his B.S. Pharmacy Cum Laude from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, Boston, and his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Dr. Sutton, a Rho Chi member, worked as a retail pharmacist in Harvard Square and Lowell, MA before returning to school. After graduate school he joined the General Pharmaceutics Group, Ciba-Geigy (now Novartis), for several years. Dr. Sutton and his family then moved to Lawrence, KS where he worked... Read More

Expertise

Pharmacokinetics

Physical Pharmacy

Cell Culture

Arvind Thakkar

Assistant Clinical Professor

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

(207) 221-4059

athakkar@une.edu

Pharmacy Building
317

Arvind Thakkar joined the UNE College of Pharmacy as Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in March of 2017. Before joining UNE, Dr. Thakkar was a Research Assistant Professor at the Western University of Health Sciences. Dr. Thakkar has made original research contributions to the field of pharmacology, including development of novel nanoparticle-based drug treatments for the prevention of aggressive pancreatic cancer, characterizing the effect of calcitonin on prostate cancer invasiveness and metastasis, characterizing prognostic biomarkers to predict... Read More

Expertise

Cancer therapy

Genomics

Personalized medicine

Cancer Biomarkers

Pre-clinical drug development

Cancer Pharmacology

Associate Research Faculty

Research Professor

Research Professor

aolins@une.edu

Pharmacy Building

Expertise

Cell biology

Nuclear Structure

Electron Microscopy

Light Microscopy

Chromatin

Professional Staff

Allison Spies

Staff Assistant

(207) 221-4160

aspies@une.edu

Pharmacy Building
319

  • Administrative support for Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Accounts Payable; Budget/Banner Reconciliation
  • Laboratory supplies 
  • Communications liasion
  • Serves on Student Affairs and Awards committee
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Marie Vrabel

Staff Assistant

(207) 221-4154

mvrabel@une.edu

Pharmacy Building
319

Extensive experience in research administration

Support of Accredidation and Evalulation Committee:  preparation of documents for tracking of student, faculty and staff data 

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Expertise

Research Administration

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences