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  Graduate School-New Brunswick 2005-2007 Programs, Faculty, and Courses Neuroscience 710  

Neuroscience 710

Degree Program Offered:Doctor of Philosophy

Director of Graduate Program:Professor Ira B. Black, Room 363, RWJ-SPH, Busch Campus (732/235-5388)

Members of the Graduate Faculty

Cory Abate-Shen, Professor of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, UMDNJ- RWJMS/CABM; Ph.D., Cornell Medical College
Molecular processes that control gene expression during mammalian neuronal development

Sidney B. Auerbach, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, FAS-NB;
Ph.D., Wisconsin (Madison)
Control of neurotransmitters in the brain

Ira B. Black, Chairperson and Professor of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, UMDNJ-RWJMS; M.D., Harvard
Environmental regulation of brain gene expression; role of growth and trophic factors; synaptic plasticity

Patrizia Casaccia-Bonnefil, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, UMDNJ-RWJMS; M.D., Ph.D., SUNY (Health Science Center at Brooklyn) Cell cycle regulation and apoptosis signaling in progenitor cells in CNS

Timothy M. Casey, Professor of Entomology, CC; Ph.D., California
(Los Angeles) Respiration; bioenergetics; thermoregulation

Kuang-Yu Chen, Professor of Chemistry, FAS-NB; Ph.D., Yale Protein kinase pathway in neuronal development; neuroblastoma differentiation

Daniel S. Cowen, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, UMDNJ-RWJMS; M.D., Ph.D., Case Western Reserve Coupling of 5-HT receptors to cellular signals for protein synthesis

Robin L. Davis, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, FAS-NB; Ph.D., Stanford
Regeneration and electrophysiology of peripheral auditory neurons

Emanuel M. DiCicco-Bloom, Professor of Neuroscience and
Cell Biology, UMDNJ-RWJMS; M.D., Cornell Medical College
Cellular and molecular regulation of neurogenesis in vivo and in vitro

Cheryl F. Dreyfus, Professor of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, UMDNJ-RWJMS/ CABM; Ph.D., Cornell
Role of environmental factors on brain neuron ontogeny

Monica Driscoll, Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, FAS-NB; Ph.D., Harvard Molecular genetics of neurodegeneration; mechanotransduction

Isaac Edery, Associate Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, FAS-NB/CABM; Ph.D., McGill Molecular mechanism underlying biological clocks

M. David Egger, Professor of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, UMDNJ-RWJMS; Ph.D., Yale
Neurophysiology; neuroanatomy; neurogenetics

Julie M. Fagan, Associate Professor of Animal Sciences, CC; Ph.D., Arizona
Muscle growth; mechanisms of protein breakdown in mammalian cells in health and in disease

Huizhou Fan,Assistant Professor of Physiology and Integrative Biology, UMDNJ-RWJMS; M.D., PhD., Manitoba Mammalian cell biology: signaling regulation of protein ectodomain shedding, sexually transmitted infection: molecular biology and inhibition of Chlamydiae

Bonnie Firestein, Assistant Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, FAS-NB; Ph.D., California (San Diego) Targeting of neuronal proteins

Martin Grumet, Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, FAS-NB; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins Molecular mechanisms of cell adhesion in the nervous system

Ronald Hart, Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, FAS-NB; Ph.D., Michigan Neuroimmunology of central nervous system injuries

Nancy Hayes, Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, UMDNJ-RWJMS; Ph.D., North Carolina Genetic regulation of cell proliferation and neurogenesis in the mouse CNS

Sarah Hitchcock-DeGregori, Professor of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, UMDNJ-RWJMS; Ph.D., Case Western Reserve Actin cytoskeleton and regulation of actin dynamics using cellular, biochemical, and biophysical methods

Shu-Chan Hsu, Associate Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, FAS-NB; Ph.D., British Columbia Molecular mechanisms of synoptic development and function

Arnold G. Hyndman, Professor of Biological Sciences, FAS-NB; Ph.D.,
California (Los Angeles) Development of CNS neurons

William G. Johnson, Professor of Neurology, UMDNJ-RWJMS; M.D., Columbia Locating and cloning genes for human nervous system traits and disorders

Barton Kamen, Professor of Pediatrics and Pharmacology, UMDNJ-RWJMS; M.D., Ph.D., Case Western Folate homeostasis

Alexander Kusnecov, Assistant Professor of Psychology, FAS-NB; Ph.D., Newcastle Neurobiological and behavioral effects of cytokines from the brain and immune system

John K-J. Li, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, SE; Ph.D., Pennsylvania
Cardiovascular dynamics and hypertension; instrumentation

Michael Matise, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, UMDNJ-RWJMS; Ph.D., Pittsburgh Molecular mechanisms of vertebrate nervous system development

Randall D. McKinnon, Associate Professor of Surgery, UMDNJ-RWJMS; Ph.D., McMaster
Growth factors and glia

James Millonig, Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, UMDNJ-RWJMS; Ph.D., Princeton Vertebrate CNS development

Judith A. Neubauer, Associate Professor of Medicine, UMDNJ-RWJMS; Ph.D., Rutgers Neurobiology of respiratory control: neuronal responses to hypoxia and CO2

Richard S. Nowakowski, Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, UMDNJ-RWJMS; Ph.D., Harvard
Development of central nervous system

Timothy Otto, Associate Professor of Psychology, FAS-NB; Ph.D., New Hampshire Neurobiology of memory; synaptic plasticity; rodent olfactory learning

Richard Padgett, Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, FAS-NB; Ph.D., North Carolina TGFP signaling in Drosophila and C. elegans; developmental biology

Charles H. Page, Professor of Biological Sciences, FAS-NB; Ph.D., Illinois
Cellular neurophysiology and motor control

Thomas V. Papathomas, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering,
FAS-NB; Ph.D., Columbia Mechanisms and models for stereo, motion, and texture perception

John E. Pintar, Professor of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, UMDNJ-RWJMS; Ph.D., Oregon
Role of insulin growth factor family during embryogenesis; development biology of the pituitary gland

Mark R. Plummer, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, FAS-NB; Ph.D., Stanford
Modulation and regulation of calcium channels in mammalian CNS neurons

Jamshid Rabii, Professor of Biological Sciences, FAS-NB; Ph.D.,
California (San Francisco) Neuroendocrine regulation of prolactin, LH, and other pituitary hormones

David J. Riley, Professor of Medicine, Adjunct Professor of Physiology and Biophysics, UMDNJ-RWJMS; M.D., Maryland Respiratory physiology

Christopher Rongo, Assistant Professor of Genetics, FAS-NB; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology Formation and plasticity of synapses in the central nervous system

Dipak Sarkar, Professor and Chairperson of Animal Sciences, CC; Ph.D., Oxford Molecular mechanisms of neuroendocrine cell growth and differentiation

Melitta Schachner, Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, FAS-NB; Ph.D., Max-Planck-Institut for Biology
Formation of appropriate connections among nerve cells

Michael M. Shen, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, UMDNJ-RWJMS/CABM/CINJ; Ph.D., Cambridge Analyses of growth factor signaling in vertebrate neural development

Tetsuo Shimamura, Professor of Pathology, UMDNJ-RWJMS; M.D., Ph.D., Yokohama
Renal structure and function

Tracy Shors, Professor of Psychology, FAS-NB; Ph.D., Alabama Learning and memory

Gleb Shumyatsky, Assistant Professor of Genetics, FAS-NB; Ph.D., Moscow Molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying memory of fear

Arabinda K. Sinha, Associate Professor of Physiology and Biophysics,
UMDNJ-RWJMS; Ph.D., California (San Francisco) Metabolic alterations between sleep and wakefulness

Patricia Sonsalla, Associate Professor of Neurology, UMDNJ-RWJMS/EOHSI; Ph.D., Utah Neurodegeneration, Parkinson's disease, neuropharmacology of dopamine neurons

Judith M. Stern, Professor of Psychology, FAS-NB; Ph.D., Rutgers
Sexual and maternal behaviors in animals and women

David Vicario, Associate Professor of Psychology, FAS-NB; Ph.D., Rockefeller Auditory and motor physiology; vocal learning; songbirds; neuroethology

William G. Wadsworth, Associate Professor of Pathology, UMDNJ-RWJMS; Ph.D., Missouri Extracellular matrix and axonal guidance in C. elegans

George Wagner, Professor of Psychology, FAS-NB; Ph.D., Chicago
Neurochemical mechanisms underlying behavior

Mark O. West, Professor of Psychology, FAS-NB; Ph.D., Bowman Gray
Analysis of basal ganglia and limbic circuits in the rat during behavior and in electrophysiological response to drugs

Kuo Wu, Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, UMDNJ- RWJMS; Ph.D., SUNY (Brooklyn)
Elucidation of molecular mechanisms that regulate synaptic structure

Mengqing Xiang, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, UMDNJ-RWJMS; Ph.D., Texas Molecular mechanisms of sensorineural and CNS development

Wise Young, Professor of Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, and Neurobiology, FAS-NB; Ph.D., Iowa; M.D., Stanford
Spinal cord nerve regeneration

Gail Zeevalk, Associate Professor of Neurology, UMDNJ-RWJMS; Ph.D., CUNY Mechanisms of neuronal damage in models of neurodegenerative disease

James Q. Zheng, Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, UMDNJ-RWJMS; Ph.D., Tsinghua
Molecular/cellular mechanisms underlying the formation of neuronal circuitry

Renping Zhou, Professor of Chemical Biology, EMSP; Ph.D., California (Berkeley) Development of the brain: function of growth factors and their receptors

Associate Members of the Graduate Faculty

Juan P. Advis, Associate Professor of Animal Sciences, CC; Ph.D., Texas D.V.M., Austral (Chile)
Neuroendocrinology of reproduction

David Crockett, Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Cell Biology; UMDNJ- RWJMS; Ph.D., CUNY Somatosensory systems development, spinal cord injury, neurotrophins

Alan Gelperin, Monell Chemicals; Ph.D., Pennsylvania
Olfactory information processing and learning in Limax maximus

Joseph V. Martin, Associate Professor of Zoology; FAS-C; Ph.D., Southern California Mechanisms of action of hypnotic drugs

William M. Saidel, Associate Professor of Zoology; FAS-C; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology Vision in fishes and the evolution of vision

Michael V.K. Sukhdeo, Associate Professor of Animal Sciences, CC; Ph.D., McGill
Behavioral ecology of parasitic helminths in the host environment


 
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