The Office of Research and Scholarship

At UNE, you’ll enjoy unprecedented opportunities to engage in faculty-led research — even as an undergraduate. There’s no better way to gain hands-on experience and enrich your education.

Research activity at UNE is coordinated through the Office of Research and Scholarship. We help faculty with funding logistics, training, and infrastructure needs while promoting cross-disciplinary and community partnerships, we help students find research opportunities, and we help government and industry partners connect with UNE researchers.

Check out our blog to see the latest exciting research developments


The Office of Research and Scholarship provides leadership and oversight in research strategy and operations, encompassing the Office of Sponsored Programs, the Office of Research Integrity, the UNE HIPAA Office, and the Fulbright Scholar Program. These offices provide administrative services and compliance oversight to ensure the highest level of ethical standards. 

An Inclusive and Innovative Research Culture

We believe in a culture of inclusion, including intentionally creating opportunities for non-male, non-White scientists, and in creating a scholarly environment that is both innovative and ethical.

Read more about our Mission and Vision

Current Research

Fruit Flies and Chronic Pain

Look closer at the research that Biology professor Geoffrey Ganter, Ph.D., performs with the help of UNE students. Ganter’s lab focuses on studying fruit flies to understand the cellular, molecular, and genetic mechanisms of chronic pain.

Research Centers


A student looks into a high-tech microscope at the UNE COBRE Histology and Imaging Core. Cells are displayed on a computer screen.
UNE receives $5 million to support chronic pain research, industry collaboration
Ben Harrison, PhD
UNE researcher awarded $1.8 million to study chronic pain relief through gene therapy
Buoy group photo
John Mohan and students deploy Maine’s first real-time shark detection buoy
Portrait of Karen Houseknecht smiling against trees
Associate Provost Karen Houseknecht appointed to Maine Innovation Economy Advisory Board

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