Rob Wheeler

Wheeler probes how potentially lethal fungal infection eludes body’s defenses

Rob Wheeler is engrossed with a generally harmless fungus that naturally lives in and on people, but also can cause disease and death. For 16 years, the University of Maine associate professor of microbiology has been unraveling the mysteries of the fungus Candida albicans. The National Institutes of Health recently awarded Wheeler a three-year $428,429 […]

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UMaine earns Gold Level Status in Exercise is Medicine On Campus initiative

The University of Maine has been recognized with Gold Level Status for the Exercise is Medicine On Campus (EIM-OC) initiative. This is the highest level of recognition that can be earned for the initiative, requiring the university to facilitate collaboration between multiple groups to implement the EIM-OC goals. Cutler Health Center and Campus Recreation in […]

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Emma Fournier

Social media spotlight: Emma Fournier

Hometown: Turner, Maine In May, after just three years of college, Emma Fournier earned a degree in biology with a concentration in pre-medical studies. She teamed with assistant professor Allison Gardner to identify regions in Maine most vulnerable to Lyme disease and to explore if dogs are sentinels for Lyme disease transmission. “I love to […]

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Christian Zwirner

Social media spotlight: Christian Zwirner

Hometown: Windham, Maine Christian Zwirner is a biochemistry major and Spanish minor. The former president of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity will graduate in December 2018. The Senior Skull vice president’s research in Rob Wheeler’s lab focused on the fungus Candida albicans, which annually causes several thousand deaths due to hospital-acquired infection. He won the Frederick […]

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2018 Rising Tide Professors announced

The 2018 Rising Tide Professors are Jennifer Perry, University of Maine assistant professor of food microbiology in the School of Food and Agriculture, and collaborators Dan Sandweiss and Carlos Villacorta, director of the School of Policy and International Affairs and assistant professor of Spanish, respectively. The faculty will implement two-year projects focused on enhancing diversity […]

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School of Social Work to host public conference on environmental justice

The University of Maine School of Social Work will host a conference on the effects the natural environment has on our overall wellness, as well as the effects humans have on the natural environment. “Environmental Justice: A Social Work Perspective” will be held 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 5 at the D.P. Corbett Business […]

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Meet UMaine’s 2018 Outstanding Graduating Students

Ten undergraduates have been named 2018 Outstanding Graduating Students at the University of Maine. Among them is Brianna DeGone, the Outstanding Graduating Student in the College of Engineering, and the 2018 salutatorian. The Outstanding Graduating Students will receive their degrees at UMaine’s 216th Commencement in Harold Alfond Sports Arena May 12. The other Outstanding Graduating […]

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Undergraduate, graduate students receive awards at 2018 Student Symposium

More than 1,300 undergraduate and graduate students presented their work during the third annual University of Maine Student Symposium held at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on April 17. The free public event, which was organized by UMaine Graduate Student Government and the Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) as part of Maine Impact Week, […]

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Cameron Fudge

Cameron Fudge: Transfer student drawn to UMaine for biomedical research experience

In January 2017, while Cameron Fudge was a student at Southern Maine Community College in Portland, he took a weeklong biomedical training course taught by Kristy Townsend, an assistant professor of neurobiology at the University of Maine. The course, which was offered to SMCC students, focused on investigating fatty liver disease and took students through […]

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Iva Jugovic

Iva Jugovic: UMaine alumna shares her journey from Serbia to Switzerland

Iva Jugovic started her academic journey at the University of Maine in 2011. At the age of 19, she traveled 4,000 miles across the Atlantic, from her hometown Leskovac, Serbia to Orono, Maine to pursue her undergraduate studies. The recipient of a full-tuition scholarship to UMaine, Jugovic quickly took an interest in the health-related sciences […]

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