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
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
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
molecular dynamics simulation
protein structure and function
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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natural products chemistry
multi-step organic synthesis
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
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
Pre-clinical drug development
Associate Research Faculty
Extensive experience in research administration
Support of Accredidation and Evalulation Committee: preparation of documents for tracking of student, faculty and staff data