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  Graduate School-New Brunswick 2017 Programs, Faculty, and Courses Cell and Developmental Biology 148  

Cell and Developmental Biology 148

Degree Programs Offered:Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy

Director of Graduate Program:Professor Richard W. Padgett, Graduate Office located in Nelson Biology Laboratories, Busch Campus (848-445-0251)

Website: http://molbiosci.rutgers.edu/cdb

Members of the Graduate Faculty

Diane K. Adams, Assistant Professor of Marine and Coastal Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Larval dispersal; disturbance ecology; developmental ecology; evolution of developmental plasticity; international development in coastal communities

Janet Alder, Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Cell Biology; RWJMS; Ph.D., Columbia
Role of trophic factors in neuronal development and psychiatric disorders

Ioannis P. Androulakis, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, SE; Ph.D, Purdue
Bioinformatics; systems engineering

David E. Axelrod, Professor of Genetics, SAS; Ph.D., Tennessee
Cellular and molecular oncology; tumor-cell proliferation; breast cancer

Bruce S. Babiarz, Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, SAS; Ph.D., Cincinnati
Early mammalian development; implantation; mammalian developmental genetics

Debabrata Banerjee, Associate Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology, RWJMS/CINJ; Ph.D., Calcutta
Experimental therapeutics; drug resistance; molecular imaging; mesenchymal stem cells

Maureen M. Barr, Professor of Genetics, SAS/WIM; Ph.D., Columbia
C. elegans cilia development, morphogenesis, and function: a human disease model

William J. Belden, Associate Professor of Animal Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Dartmouth
Chromatin-remodeling; Circadian rhythms; noncoding RNA

Joseph Bertino, Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology, RWJMS/CINJ; M.D., Downstate Medical Center
Cancer pharmacology; antifolate research

Nada N. Boustany, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, SAS; Ph.D., Harvard
Cell analysis; optical imaging and spectroscopy; apoptosis; morphological phenotypes and patterns of gene expression during early cancer development

Gary Brewer, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, RWJMS; Ph.D., Vanderbilt
Gene expression in cancer; immunity, and heart disease

Steven J. Brill, Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, SAS; Ph.D., SUNY (Stony Brook)
DNA replication; DNA repair; DNA helicase; genetic analysis; genome stability; protein purification; yeast

Yana Bromberg, Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Microbiology, SEBS; Ph.D., Columbia
Bioinformatics approaches to protein function prediction and genome variation analysis

Linda Brzustowicz, Distinguished Professor of Genetics, SAS; M.D., Columbia
Human genetic disorders

Samuel Bunting, Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, SAS; Ph.D., Cambridge
Mechanisms of DNA damage signaling and repair

Li Cai, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, SAS; Ph.D., UMDNJ/Rutgers
Regulation of gene expression in stem cells

Qian Cai, Assistant Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, SAS; Ph.D., NIH-Shanghai Second Medical
Autophagy-lysosomal regulation in neurodevelopment and neurodegeneration

Kiran K. Chada, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, RWJMS; Ph.D., Oxford
Mammalian genetics; human diseases; transgenic mice; developmental biology; cancer

Kuang Yu Chen, Professor of Chemistry, SAS; Ph.D., Yale
Hypusine formation and eukaryotic initiation factor 5A; nutraceuticals-genomic screening and interactions; cell aging and late G1 gene regulation; osmotic stress and heat shock factor activation

Suzie Chen, Professor of Chemical Biology and Pharmacognosy, EMSP; Ph.D., Albert Einstein
Mouse model of melanoma, regulation of cell signaling by G-protein-coupled receptor

Mikhail L. Chikindas, Associate Professor of Food Science, SEBS; Ph.D., VNII Genetika (Moscow)
Biology (microbiology, food safety, and bacteriocins)

Wendie S. Cohick, Professor of Animal Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Cornell
Cell biology (growth factors, signal transduction, mammary gland biology)

Davide Comoletti, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, RWJMS/CHINJ; D.V.M., Milan
Structural and molecular basis of synapse formation and connectivity in relation to autism spectrum disorders

Paul R. Copeland, Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, RWJMS; Ph.D., Virginia
Regulation of gene expression at the translational level; incorporation and utilization of selenocysteine

Lori R. Covey, Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, SAS; Ph.D., Columbia
Human immunoglobulin switch recombination in response to T cell/B cell interactions

Wei Dai, Assistant Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, SAS; Ph.D., Baylor College of Medicine
Structural biology of neurodegenerative diseases by cryoelectron tomography

Gabriella D'Arcangelo, Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, SAS; Ph.D., SUNY (Stony Brook)
Molecular mechanisms of neuronal proliferation, differentiation, and migration

Robin L. Davis, Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, SAS; Ph.D., Stanford
Sensory signaling and ontogeny, as related to molecular mechanisms that regulate auditory function

David T. Denhardt, Professor Emeritus of Cell and Molecular Biology, SAS; Ph.D., California Institute of Technology
On the systems biology of osteopontin: role in autoimmune disease, stress responses, bone remodeling, and cancer metastasis

Emanuel DiCicco-Bloom, Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, RWJMS; M.D., Cornell
Regulation of developmental and adult neurogenesis, cell cycle mechanisms

Juan Dong, Assistant Professor of Plant Biology and Pathology, SEBS/WIM; Ph.D., California (Riverside)
Cell polarity; asymmetric cell division; stomatal development and patterning; plant cell and development; molecular genetics

Cheryl Dreyfus, Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, RWJMS; Ph.D., Cornell
Role of the trophic factors and glial cells

Monica A. Driscoll, Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, SAS; Ph.D., Harvard
Developmental neurogenetics; molecular genetics of neuronal cell death; mechanosensory transduction in touch and feeling; molecular mechanisms of aging

Isaac Edery, Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, SAS/CABM; Ph.D., McGill (Canada)
Molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying biological clocks

Huizhou Fan, Associate Professor of Pharmacology, RWJMS; Ph.D., Manitoba
Cell signaling of ectodomain shedding and molecular pathogenesis of cancer

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

Joseph Fondell, Associate Professor of Pharmacology, RWJMS; Ph.D., SUNY (Stony Brook)
Regulation of gene expression by nuclear hormone receptors

Dunne Fong, Associate Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, SAS; Ph.D., Princeton
Molecular cell biology

Ramsey A. Foty, Associate Professor of Surgery, RWJMS; Ph.D., Toronto
Biophysical and biomolecular basis of prostate cancer progression to metastasis

Abram Gabriel, Associate Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, SAS; M.D., Johns Hopkins
Yeast; retrotransposons; reverse transcriptase; fidelity; DNA repair; chromosome stability

Shridar Ganesan, Associate Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology, RWJMS/CINJ; Ph.D., Yale
DNA repair; chromatin structure; breast cancer biology

Marc R. Gartenberg, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, RWJMS; Ph.D., Yale
Sister chromatid cohesion; gene expression; chromatin and epigenetics

Donald Gerecke, Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, EMSP; Ph.D., Harvard
Collagen; lung; liver; heart; fibrosis; hypertension

Marion Gordon, Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, EMSP; Ph.D., UMDNJ/Rutgers
Cell matrix interactions; cell, developmental, and molecular biology of extracellular matrix molecules

James Goydos, Professor of Surgery, RWJMS/CINJ; M.D., UMDNJ-RWJMS
Melanoma and soft tissue oncology

Barth Grant, Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, SAS; Ph.D., Princeton
Endocytosis and recycling; protein and membrane transport; molecular genetics and genomics

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

Sam Guoping Gu, Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, SAS; Ph.D., California (Santa Cruz)
RNA-mediated chromatin regulation in C. elegans and disease models

Samuel Gunderson, Associate Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, SAS; Ph.D., Wisconsin
Regulation of polyadenylation; RNA-protein interactions

Jessie Yanxiang Guo, Assistant Professor of Medicine, RWJMS/CINJ; Ph.D., Duke
Cancer metabolism; autophagy; oncogenes; cancer metastasis; metabolomics; lung cancer therapy

Beatrice Haimovich, Associate Professor of Surgery, RWJMS; Ph.D., Pennsylvania
Cell-surface interaction; adhesion receptors mediated signals

Nathan H. Hart, Professor Emeritus of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, SAS; Ph.D., Harvard
Sperm egg interactions: egg activation; role of cytoskeleton in early embryogenesis

Ronald P. Hart, Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, SAS; Ph.D., Michigan
Functional genomics in central nervous system injury

Sarah Hitchcock-DeGregori, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, RWJMS; Ph.D., Case Western Reserve
Protein structure-function relationships

Shu-Chan Hsu, Associate Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, SAS; Ph.D., British Columbia (Canada)
Molecular mechanisms of synaptic development and function

Wenwei Hu, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, RWJMS/CINJ; Ph.D., Zhejiang (China)
p53; tumor suppressor; stress response; apoptosis; single nucleotide polymorphism; microRNA; tumor; development and reproduction

Arnold G. Hyndman, Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, SAS; Ph.D., California (Los Angeles)
Developmental neurobiology; neurotoxicology

Masayori Inouye, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, RWJMS; Ph.D., Osaka (Japan)
Molecular biology of cellular adaptation to stresses

Kenneth D. Irvine, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, SAS/WIM; Ph.D., Stanford
Cell communication, patterning, and morphogenesis

Kouichi Ito, Associate Professor of Neurology, RWJMS; Ph.D., Tokyo Jikei
Pathogenic and regulatory T cells; autoimmunity; neuroimmunology

Estela Jacinto, Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, RWJMS; Ph.D., California (San Diego)
Signal transduction; growth control; actin cytoskeleton; nutrient sensing

William G. Johnson, Professor of Neurology, RWJMS; M.D., Columbia
Human genetics; nervous system traits and diseases; linkage mapping; genomic markers; microsatellite polymorphisms; positional cloning

Eunsung Junn, Associate Professor of Neurology, RWJMS; Ph.D., Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Molecular pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases

Megerditch (Mike) Kiledjian, Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, SAS; Ph.D., Pennsylvania
Posttranscriptional regulation of gene expression; determinants of mRNA stability; RNA-protein interactions

Isaac Kim, Associate Professor of Surgery, RWJMS; Ph.D., UMDNJ/Rutgers
Roles of transforming growth factor- and bone morphogenetic proteins in prostate cancer cells

Joachim Kohn, Professor of Chemistry, SAS; Ph.D., Weizmann (Israel)
Biocompatibility of medical implant materials; artificial biopolymers

Tony Ah-Ng Kong, Professor of Pharmaceutics, EMSP; Ph.D., SUNY (Buffalo)
Dietary phytochemicals and cancer prevention; Nrf2-mediated redox signaling; pharmacokinetics; pharmacodynamics

Kelvin Kwan, Assistant Professor of Cell Biology and Neurosciences, SAS; Ph.D., Harvard
Molecular basis of hair cell regeneration

Eric Lam, Professor of Plant Science, SEBS/BCAE; Ph.D., California (Berkeley)
Gene expression; transcription factors; signal transduction; leaf morphogenesis; pattern formation

Jerome A. Langer, Associate Professor of Pharmacology, RWJMS; Ph.D., Yale
Structure and function of interferons and interferon receptors; development of Type I IFN antagonists; role of IFNs in autoimmune diseases such as lupus

Debra L. Laskin, Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, EMSP; Ph.D., Medical College of Virginia
Immunology; macrophages; nitric oxide; inflammation

Hsin-Yi Lee, Professor of Biological Sciences, FAS-C; Ph.D., Minnesota
Developmental biology; tissue culture

Shaohua Li, Assistant Professor of Surgery, RWJMS; M.D., Southeast University (Nanjing)
Stem cells; tissue formation; vasculogenesis; cell signaling; integrins; small GTPases; apoptosis

Steven Libutti, Professor of Surgery, CINJ; M.D., Columbia
Pathogenesis of neuroendocrine tumors; familiar cancer syndromes MEN1 and vHL

Alice Y.-C. Liu, Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, SAS; Ph.D., Mount Sinai
Stress, aging, and molecular chaperones

Fang Liu, Associate Professor of Chemical Biology, EMSP/CABM; Ph.D., Harvard
Signal transduction and gene regulation, growth, and differential control

Peter Lobel, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, RWJMS/CABM; Ph.D., Columbia
Hereditary neurodegenerative diseases; functional genomics; lysosomes; protein targeting

Richard A. Lutz, Professor of Marine and Coastal Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Maine
Biology of deep-sea hydrothermal vents; molluscan ecology

David Margolis, Assistant Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, SAS; Ph.D., Washington
Visualizing long-term circuit plasticity

Charles E. Martin, Professor Emeritus of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, SAS; Ph.D., Florida State
Structure, function, and regulation of ER membrane enzyme systems

Michael Matise, Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, RWJMS; Ph.D., Pittsburgh
Molecular genetic control of vertebrate CNS development

Fumio Matsumura, Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, SAS; Ph.D., Nagoya (Japan)
Control of cell division, protein phosphorylation, microfilaments, cdc2 kinase and cyclines, cancer

Kim S. McKim, Professor of Genetics, SAS/WIM; Ph.D., British Columbia
Double-strand break repair, genetic recombination, chromosome pairing, chromosome segregation, kinesin motor proteins

Randall D. McKinnon, Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, RWJMS; Ph.D., McMaster (Canada)
Developmental neurobiology, neuroncology, growth factors

Gary F. Merrill, Professor of Physiology, Cell Biology, and Neuroscience, SAS; Ph.D., Michigan State
Adenosine, histamine, and estrogen in the regulation of coronary circulation and ventricular rhythmicity

Joachim W. Messing, University Professor of Molecular Biology and Director of the Waksman Institute of Microbiology, SAS/WIM; Ph.D., Munich
Molecular and genetic mechanisms of agronomically important quantitative traits; molecular biology of plant development; regulation of gene expression in higher plants; plant genomics; bioinformatics

James Millonig, Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, RWJMS/CABM; Ph.D., Princeton
Dorsal CNS development; BMP signaling; mouse mutations and autism

Prabhas Moghe, Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, SE; Ph.D., Minnesota
Cellular bioengineering (liver, skin); cell-interactive biomaterials; micro/nanosystems bioengineering

William R. Moyle, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, RWJMS; Ph.D., Harvard
Molecular biology of hormone action; structure and function of protein hormones and their receptors

Bryce E. Nickels, Associate Professor of Genetics, SAS/WIM; Ph.D., Harvard
Mechanisms of transcription; regulation of bacterial gene expression

Richard W. Padgett, Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, SAS/WIM; Ph.D., North Carolina (Chapel Hill)
Signal transduction pathways in development and cancer; receptor trafficking; developmental biology; Drosophila and C. elegans

Zhiping Pang, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, RWJMS/CHINJ; Ph.D., Texas (Southwestern)
Mechanisms of synaptic regulation: from stem cell to the brain

Kenneth Paradiso, Assistant Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, RWJMS; Ph.D., Stony Brook
Pre- and postsynaptic physiology at the calyx of Held

Howard C. Passmore Jr., Professor Emeritus of Genetics, SAS; Ph.D., Michigan
Mammalian genetics

John Pintar, Professor of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, RWJMS; Ph.D., Oregon
Insulin-like growth factors in early mammalian development; development of the pituitary gland

Vincenzo Pirrotta, Professor and Chair of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, SAS; Ph.D., Harvard
Chromatin structure and dynamics; polycomb silencing mechanisms; epigenetic mechanisms; developmental gene regulation; genomic programming; Drosophila genetics

Mark R. Plummer, Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, SAS; Ph.D., Stanford
Regulation of synaptic transmission

Jamshid Rabii, Professor Emeritus of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, SAS; Ph.D., California (San Francisco)
Neuroendocrinology; dynamics of brain-pituitary axis

Sally Radovick, Professor of Pediatrics, RWJMS; Ph.D., Northeastern Ohio
Pediatric growth and development disorders

Mladen-Roko Rasin, Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, RWJMS; Ph.D., Zagreb (Croatia)
Molecular and cellular mechanisms of neocortical circuit formation

Christopher Rongo, Professor of Genetics, SAS/WIM; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Synapse formation; glutamate receptors; cell polarity; PDZ proteins; CaM kinase II; learning and memory; C. elegans

Charles Roth, Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, SE; Ph.D., Delaware
Gene-based therapeutics; bioinformatics and systems biology; hepatocyte differentiation; novel strategies for treatment of brain tumors

Monica Roth, Professor of Pharmacology, RWJMS-CINJ; Ph.D. Albert Einstein
Retroviruses: integration, reverse transcriptase, envelope proteins, gene therapy, targeted entry, structural studies

Loren W. Runnels, Associate Professor of Pharmacology, RWJMS; Ph.D., SUNY (Stony Brook)
Signal transduction; role of the channel-kinase TRPM7 in cell adhesion and motility; live cell imaging; confocal microscopy; biochemistry; electrophysiology

Alexey G. Ryazanov, Professor of Pharmacology, RWJMS/CINJ; Ph.D., Moscow
Novel protein kinases and signal transduction

Hatem Sabaawy, Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, RWJMS/CINJ; Ph.D., New York Medical
Cell death and survival signaling

Dipak Sarkar, Professor of Animal Sciences, SAS; Ph.D., Calcutta; D.Phil., Oxford
Influences of stress and drug abuse on neuroendocrine and neuroimmune systems

Melitta Schachner, Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, SAS; Ph.D., Max Planck Institute for Biology (Germany)
Formation of appropriate connections among nerve cells

Karen Schindler, Assistant Professor of Genetics, SAS; Ph.D., Thomas Jefferson
Aneuploidy; gametes; signal transduction; fertility; meiosis; mouse model

Martin Schwander, Assistant Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, SAS; Ph.D., Basel (Switzerland)
Molecular and cellular mechanisms of auditory perception and hearing loss

Kathleen W. Scotto, Professor of Pharmacology, RWJMS/CINJ; Ph.D., Cornell
Transcriptional regulation of P-glycoprotein (MDR/mdr) gene

David Seiden, Professor Emeritus of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, RWJMS; Ph.D., Temple
Skeletal and cardiac muscle

Konstantin Severinov, Professor of Genetics, SAS/WIM; Ph.D., Russian Academy of Sciences
Genetic and biochemical analysis of RNA polymerases from E. coli and yeast; site-directed modification of proteins

Daniel Shain, Professor of Biology, FAS-C; Ph.D., Colorado State
Osteoporosis, bone metabolism, and obesity

Troy Shinbrot, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, SAS; Ph.D., Maryland
Computational bioengineering; biomedical imaging

David I. Shreiber, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, SE; Ph.D., Pennsylvania
CNS injury mechanics; tissue engineering; nerve and spinal cord regeneration; acupuncture; microfluidics

Andrew W. Singson, Professor of Genetics, SAS/WIM; Ph.D., California (San Diego)
Reproductive biology and cell-cell interactions in C. elegans

Martha Soto, Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, RWJMS; Ph.D., Harvard
Using C. elegans embryos to investigate polarized cell divisions and polarized cell migrations during development

Ruth Steward, Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, SAS/WIM; Ph.D., Basel (Switzerland)
Pattern formation in Drosophila

Ann Stock, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, RWJMS/CABM; Ph.D., California (Berkeley)
Structure and function of signal transduction proteins

Nanjoo Suh, Associate Professor of Chemical Biology, EMSP; Ph.D., Illinois (Chicago)
Mechanistic study of cancer prevention and inflammation-natural/synthetic agents

Michael Sukhdeo, Professor of Ecology and Evolution, SEBS; Ph.D., McGill (Canada)
Ecology and evolution of helmant parasites

Andrew K. Vershon, Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, SAS/WIM; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Transcriptional regulation in yeast

Michael Verzi, Assistant Professor of Genetics, SAS; Ph.D., California (San Francisco)
Transcriptional mechanisms underlying intestinal health

William G. Wadsworth, Professor of Pathology, RWJMS/CABM; Ph.D., Missouri (Columbia)
Extracellular matrix and the guidance of cell migrations in C. elegans

Nancy C. Walworth, Professor of Pharmacology, RWJMS; Ph.D., Yale
Cell cycle checkpoint control in response to DNA damage

Eileen P. White, Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, SAS/CINJ; Ph.D., SUNY (Stony Brook)
Oncogenes, tumor suppressor genes, apoptosis, autophagy, cancer metabolism

Frank J. Wilson, Professor Emeritus of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, RWJMS; Ph.D., Pittsburgh
Functions of motility-related proteins in muscle and nonmuscle systems

Donald A. Winkelmann, Professor of Pathology, RWJMS; Ph.D., Wisconsin (Madison)
Protein structure; molecular motors; protein engineering; macromolecular assembly; muscle contraction

Fredric Wondisford, Professor of Medicine, RWJMS; M.D., Northeastern Ohio College of Medicine
Pituitary and pancreatic hormonal growth and regulation

Nancy A. Woychik, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, RWJMS; Ph.D., Wisconsin (Madison)
Aging; viral/bacterial pathogenesis; cancer

Long-Jun Wu, Assistant Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, SAS; Ph.D., University of Science and Technology of China
Microglia-neuron communication in normal and diseased brains

Mengqing Xiang, Professor of Pediatrics, RWJMS/CABM; Ph.D., Texas (Houston)
Molecular bases of sensorineural development; transcriptional regulation of retinal and inner ear development

Ping Xie, Associate Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, SAS; Ph.D., Hong Kong
Molecular mechanisms of immune regulations and cancer pathogenesis

Nir Yakoby, Associate Professor of Biology, FAS-C; Ph.D., Hebrew University
Signaling dynamics; patterning and morphogenesis

Chung S. Yang, Professor of Pharmacognosy, EMSP; Ph.D., Cornell
Molecular mechanisms of carcinogenesis and its prevention

Wise Young, Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, SAS; Ph.D., Iowa; M.D., Stanford
Brain and spinal cord injury research

Peter D. Yurchenco, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, RWJMS; M.D., Ph.D., Albert Einstein
Assembly, structure, and function of basement membranes

Miguel Zaratiegui, Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemstry, SAS; Ph.D., Navarra (Spain)
Chromatin dynamics; heterochromatin; RNA interference; transposons; silencing; replication; genome integrity; fission yeast genetics

Helmut Zarbl, Professor of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, RWJMS; Ph.D., McGill (Canada)
Mammary carcinogenesis; lung carcinogenesis; mechanisms of toxicity; genetic susceptibility; toxicogenomics; tumor suppressor genes; functional genomics; signal transduction; transcriptional regulation; mutagenesis

Huaye Zhang, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, RWJMS; Ph.D., Virginia
Molecular mechanisms of dendritic spine morphogenesis and synaptic plasticity

Renping Zhou, Professor of Chemical Biology, EMSP/EOHSI; Ph.D., California (Berkeley)
Molecular biology of axonal guidance and neural map formation

Wei-Xing Zong, Professor of Chemical Biology, SAS; Ph.D., UMDNJ
Cancer cell stress response

Associate Members of the Graduate Faculty

Janet Alder, Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, RWJMS; Ph.D., Columbia
Neurotrophic regulation of neurogenesis; neuronal differentiation and synaptic activity underlying learning and memory as well as psychiatric disorders

Rocco V. Carsia, Associate Professor of Neurosciences and Cell Biology, RWJMS; Ph.D., Rutgers
Adrenocortical cell biology

Julie M. Fagan, Professor of Animal Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Arizona
Mechanisms of protein breakdown in mammalian cells; muscle growth; molecular, cellular, and immunological studies of proteinases and their inhibitors in health and in disease

Mary Konsolaki, Associate Research Professor of Genetics, SAS; Ph.D., Crete (Greece)
Analysis of toxicity associated with Alzheimer's beta-amyloid using Drosophila as a model system

Jennifer Moore, Research Associate in the Division of Life Sciences, SAS; Ph.D., North Carolina (Chapel Hill)
Human induced pluripotent stem cells; neural differentiation; cell cycle

Cordelia Rauskolb, Research Assistant Professor, WIM; Ph.D., Princeton
Regulation and mechanism of segmentation during Drosophila development

Kathleen M. Scott, Professor of Biological Sciences, SAS; Ph.D., Yale
Mammalogy; vertebrate paleontology; functional morphology

 
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