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  Graduate School-New Brunswick 2017 Programs, Faculty, and Courses Quantitative Biomedicine 848  

Quantitative Biomedicine 848

Degree Program Offered: Doctor of Philosophy

Director of Graduate Program: Professor Eduardo Sontag, Hill Center, Busch Campus (848-445-6917)

Associate Director of Graduate Studies: Professor Gail Ferstandig Arnold, Institute for Quantitative Biomedicine, Busch Campus (848-445-8377)

Website: http://iqb.rutgers.edu/graduatestudy

Members of the Graduate Faculty

David Alland, Professor of Medicine, NJMS/PHRI; Ph.D., NJMS
Tuberculosis pathogenesis and drug resistance and persistence; molecular diagnostics for infectious diseases; whole genome sequencing studies of drug resistance

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

Edward Arnold, Board of Governors Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, SAS/CABM/CINJ/CIPR; Ph.D., Cornell
Crystallographic studies of human viruses and viral proteins

Gary Aston-Jones, Director, Rutgers Brain Health Institute; Ph.D., California Institute of Technology
Modulation of reward behavior; addiction and cognitive functions by ascending brain monoamine and peptide systems

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

Jean S. Baum, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, SAS; Ph.D., California (Berkeley)
Structural studies of proteins by nuclear magnetic resonance techniques

William Belden, Associate Professor of Animal Science, SEBS; Ph.D., Dartmouth
Chromatin remodeling; circadian rhythms; noncoding RNA

Helen M. Berman, Board of Governors Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, SAS/CIPR/WIM; Ph.D., Pittsburgh
X-ray crystallographic and molecular modeling studies of biological molecules

Debashish Bhattacharya, Distinguished Professor of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources, SEBS; Ph.D., Simon Fraser
Microbial evolution; genomics; bioinformatics; endosymbiosis; coral biology

Kenneth J. Breslauer, Linus C. Pauling Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, SAS/CINJ; Ph.D., Yale
Biopolymer structures and drug-nucleic acid interactions

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

Stephen K. Burley, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, SAS/CIPR/IQB/CINJ; M.D., Harvard
Fostering interactive networks of research groups that utilize multidisciplinary approaches to address important biological and biomedical challenges

David A. Case, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, SAS/CIPR; Ph.D., Harvard
Computational aspects of biomolecular nuclear magnetic resonance; electrostatic interactions in proteins and nucleic acids; electronic structure

Chang Chan, Assistant Professor of Medicine, RWJMS/CINJ; Ph.D., Princeton
Genetics of cancer, complex diseases, and gene regulation; integration of diverse data with phenotypes for a systems-level understanding of biology

Shishir Chundawat, Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, SE; Ph.D., Michigan
Glycoengineering; protein engineering; glycan biopolymers; biofuels

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

William Craelius, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, SE; Ph.D., Northwestern
Bioinformatics, specializing in developing predictive models for outcome following traumatic brain injury

Wei Dai, Assistant Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, SAS/CIPR/CINJ; Ph.D., Baylor
Structural biology of neurodegenerative diseases using cryo-electron tomography

Justin Drake, Assistant Professor of Medicine, RWJMS/CINJ/CIPR; Ph.D., Iowa
Prostate cancer; metastasis; phosphoproteomics; kinases; targeted therapies; personalized medicine

Monica A. Driscoll, Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, SAS/CINJ; Ph.D., Harvard
C. elegansdevelopmental genetics; molecular mechanisms of inherited neurodegeneration

Siobain Duffy, Associate Professor of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources, SEBS; Ph.D., Yale
Computational and experimental approaches to understand and model the evolution of emerging RNA and single-stranded DNA viruses

Richard Ebright, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, SAS/WIM/CINJ; Ph.D., Harvard
Protein-DNA interaction; protein engineering; regulation of gene expression

Laura Fabris, Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, SE; Ph.D., Padova (Italy)
Plasmonic nanomaterials; medical and biomedical imaging tags and sensing platforms

Paul Falkowski, Board of Governors Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences and Marine and Coastal Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., British Columbia (Canada)
Biogeochemical cycles; photosynthesis; biological oceanography; molecular biology; biochemistry and biophysics; physiological adaptation; plant physiology; evolution; mathematical modeling; symbiosis

David J. Foran, Professor of Pathology, RWJMS/CINJ; Ph.D., Rutgers
Computational imaging; biomedical informatics; computer-assisted diagnostics

Joel Freundlich, Associate Professor of Pharmacology, Physiology, Neuroscience, and Medicine, NJMS; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Pathogenesis of infectious diseases (caused by M. tuberculosis, ESKAPE bacteria, P. falciparum, and Zika virus) and translation of this toward the discovery of novel therapeutics strategies

Zoran Gajic, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, SE; Ph.D., Michigan
Controls systems; energy systems (fuel and solar cells, wind, smart grids); wireless communications; networking

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

Marc R. Gartenberg, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, RWJMS/CINJ; Ph.D., Yale
Nuclear organization of DNA; chromosome structure; yeast plasmid segregation

Michael Gatza, Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, RWJMS/CINJ; Ph.D., Baylor
Elucidating the mechanisms of oncogenic signaling and therapeutic response in human breast and ovarian cancers

Panagiotis Georgopoulos, Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health, RBHS/SPH/EOHSI; Ph.D, California Institute of Technology
Multiscale computational modeling of environmental and biological systems and of their interactions

Nasrin Ghesani, Associate Professor of Radiology, NJMS; M.D., Government Medical College (India)
Molecular imaging and positron emission tomography

Tomasz Imielinski, Professor of Computer Science, SAS; Ph.D. Polish Academy of Sciences (Poland)
Mobile wireless computing; data mining

Masayori Inouye, Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, SAS/CABM/CIPR; Ph.D., Osaka
Molecular biology of cellular adaptation to stresses

Kenneth D. Irvine, Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, SAS/WIM/CINJ; Ph.D., Stanford
Cell signaling and growth control during Drosophiladevelopment

Mehdi Javanmard, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, SE; Ph.D., Stanford
Point-of-care diagnostics; protein biomarker detection; microfluidics; electrokinetics; applications of nanotechnology to medicine and biology; wearable devices for health monitoring

Andrew Kern, Assistant Professor of Genetics, SAS; Ph.D., California (Davis)
Population and comparative genomics; computational biology; machine learning

Sagar Khare, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, SAS/CIPR; Ph.D., North Carolina (Chapel Hill)
Design principles of biological functional evolution

Hossein Khiabanian, Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, RWJMS/CINJ; Ph.D., Brown
Cancer genomics and computational biology

John Kolassa, Professor of Statistics and Biostatistics, SAS; Ph.D., Chicago
Series approximation methods to probability distributions and their roles in statistical inference

Edmund Lattime, Professor of Surgery and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, RWJMS/CINJ; Ph.D., Rutgers
Tumor immunology; immune mechanisms; genetically-based vaccine strategies

Joel Lebowitz, George William Hill Professor of Mathematics, SAS; Ph.D., Syracuse
Mathematical physics; statistical mechanics

Jeehiun Katherine Lee, Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, SAS; Ph.D., Harvard
Biological and organic reactivity, recognition, and catalysis; computational chemistry; mass spectrometry

Ki-Bum Lee, Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, SAS/CIPR; Ph.D., Northwestern
Development and integration of nanotechnology and chemical biology to modulate signaling pathways in cancer and stem cells

Sang-Hyuk Lee, Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy, SAS/CIPR/CINJ; Ph.D., New York
Understanding the human innate immune signaling mechanisms by developing and applying advanced optical microscopy and single-molecule methods

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

Richard Ludescher, Professor of Food Science and Nutritional Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Oregon
Protein chemistry and the physical chemistry of foods; development of novel applications of luminescence spectroscopy to solve basic scientific and practical problems in food science

David M. Lukac, Associate Professor of Microbiology, Biochemistry, and Molecular Genetics, NJMS; M.D., Pennsylvania
Molecular host-virus interactions that regulate lytic reactivation of Kaposi's Sarcoma-associated Herpes virus from latency

Michael B. Mathews, Professor of Medicine, NJMS; Ph.D., Cambridge
Regulation of gene expression: transcription and translation; viruses (especially HIV) and cancer; drug therapy; molecular and bioinformatic approaches

Joachim Messing, University Professor of Molecular Biology, SAS/WIM; Ph.D., Munich
Molecular biology of higher plants; M13 cloning, sequencing, and gene synthesis

Dimitris Metaxas, Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering, SAS; Ph.D., Toronto
Physics-based modeling; computer graphics and animation; computational vision; medical imaging

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

Konstantin M. Mischaikow, Distinguished Professor of Mathematics, SAS; Ph.D., Wisconsin
Mathematical biology; topological methods for the analysis of dynamical systems

Antonina Mitrofanova, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics, SHP; Ph.D., New York
Genomic and epigenomic mechanisms of cancer progression and therapeutic resistance

Prabhas V. Moghe, Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, SE; Ph.D., Minnesota
Bioengineering and microarchitecture of polymeric tissue analogs; cell-biomaterial interactions; tissue engineering of liver, skin, and blood vessels; fluid flow and cellular stress engineering; quantitative 3-D reconstructive confocal microscopy

Gaetano T. Montelione, Distinguished Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, SAS/CABM/CINJ; Ph.D., Cornell
Protein nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy; molecular recognition; rational drug design; structural bioinformatics

Alexandre V. Morozov, Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy, SAS; Ph.D., Washington
Computational structural biology and bioinformatics; macromolecular simulations; transcriptional regulation

Vikas Nanda, Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, RWJMS/CABM/CIPR; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins
Protein design; protein evolution; protein simulations; biomimetics; biomaterials

Joseph I. Naus, Professor of Statistics and Biostatistics, SAS; Ph.D., Harvard
Applied probability; sampling theory; data quality control; clustering and coincidence models; matching in DNA sequences

Wilma K. Olson, Mary I. Bunting Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, SAS/CINJ; Ph.D., Stanford
Theoretical studies of nucleic acid structure and properties

Richard W. Padgett, Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, SAS/WIM/CINJ; Ph.D., North Carolina (Chapel Hill)
Molecular genetics of development in Drosophila and C. elegans

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

Manish Parashar, Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, SAS/SE/CINJ; Ph.D., Syracuse
Parallel and distributed computing; software engineering

Smita Patel, Professor of Biochemsitry, RWJMS; Ph.D., Tufts
Structure-function and dynamics of enzyme-catalyzed processes involved in genome replication and transcription

Vladimir Pavlovic, Associate Professor of Computer Science, SAS; Ph.D., Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)
Applied machine learning and probabilistic inference; bioinformatics; computer vision; human-computer interaction

John Pintar, Professor of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, RWJMS; Ph.D., Oregon
Developmental neurobiology and endocrinology; genetic studies of systems controlling growth, metabolism, responses to analgesics, and adaptation to environmental stress

Vincent Pirrotta, Distinguished Professor 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

Arnold B. Rabson, Professor of Molecular Genetics, Microbiology, and Immunology, RWJMS/CHINJ/CABM; Ph.D., Brown
HIV; HTLV-1; NF-kB; cancer; lymphomas; transcription; gene expression; oncogenesis

Fred Roberts, Distinguished Professor of Mathematics, SAS; Ph.D., Stanford
Application of discrete mathematical models; graph theory; decision making; measurement theory

Charles M. Roth, Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, SE; Ph.D., Delaware
Molecular bioengineering; gene-based technologies; cell systems engineering

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

Anirvan M. Sengupta, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, SAS; Ph.D., Tata Institute (India)
Information processing systems in cell biology; signal transduction networks and transcriptional circuits; statistical physics; signal processing and network analysis

Konstantin V. Severinov, Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, SAS/WIM; Ph.D., Russian Academy of Sciences
Structure and function of RNA polymerases from eubacteria and yeasts

Premal Shah, Assistant Professor of Genetics, SAS; Ph.D., Tennessee
RNA translation; codon bias; computational biology; epistasis; evolution

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

David Shreiber, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, SE; Ph.D., Pennsylvania
Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine; injury biomechanics; nerve regeneration; biomaterials

Eduardo Sontag, Distinguished Professor of Mathematics, SAS; Ph.D., Florida
System and control theory

Ruth Steward, Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, SAS/WIM/CINJ; Ph.D., Basel (Switzerland)
Nuclear migration; RNA localization and patterning in Drosophila

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

Judith Storch, Distinguished Professor of Nutritional Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Columbia
Cellular lipid transport; structure and function of lipid transport proteins; intestinal lipid transport; systemic energy metabolism

Bin Tian, Professor of Microbiology, Biochemistry, and Molecular Genetics, NJMS/CINJ; Ph.D., Rutgers
Post-transcriptional gene regulation in development and disease

Jay A. Tischfield, Duncan and Nancy MacMillan Distinguished Professor of Genetics, Pediatrics, and Psychiatry, SAS/CINJ; Ph.D., Yale
Gene regulation; human genetic diseases

Andrew K. Vershon, Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, SAS/WIM/CINJ; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Regulation of gene expression in yeast

Michael Verzi, Assistant Professor of Genetics, SAS/CINJ; Ph.D., California (San Francisco)
Epigenomic approaches for understanding how the mammalian intestine develops and functions and why it is susceptible to cancer and inflammatory disease

Lu Wang, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, SAS/CIPR; Ph.D., Wisconsin (Madison);
Theoretical and simulation methods to study the structure, dynamics, and spectroscopy of biological systems

Jinchuan Xing, Assistant Professor of Genetics, SAS; Ph.D., Louisiana
Inter-individual genomic diversity; the impact of genomic variation

Martin Yarmush, Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering, SE; Ph.D., Rockefeller; M.D., Yale
Tissue engineering; metabolic engineering; genomics and proteomics; stem cell bioengineering

Darrin M. York, Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, SAS/CIPR; Ph.D., North Carolina (Chapel Hill)
Molecular simulation and quantum chemistry methods in the study of RNA catalysis

Steven Zheng, University Professor of Pharmacology, RWJMS/CINJ; Ph.D., Harvard
Cancer biology; metabolic stress; nutrient signaling; targeted therapy; drug discovery

Associate Members of the Graduate Faculty

Gail Ferstandig Arnold, Research Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, SAS; Ph.D., Purdue
Molecular biology; biochemistry; virology; drug and vaccine discovery

Sunita Chaudary, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Surgery, RWJMS; Ph.D., California (Davis)
Influence of race, gender, and immigration status on biomedical career choice

Neeraj Chauhan, Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, NJMS/PHRI; Ph.D., Jawaharlal Nehru (India)
Complex signaling pathways that contribute to the pathogenesis of Candida albicans

David Kimball, Research Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, EMSP/CINJ; Ph.D., SUNY (Stony Brook)
The role of ApoE in Alzheimer's disease; traumatic brain injury; structure-based design of kinase inhibitors for cancer and inflammatory disease

Catherine Lawson, Associate Research Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, SAS/CIPR; Ph.D., Chicago
Exploration of the diverse landscape of biological structure-function relationships, with the goal of improving fundamental understanding of life processes

Zoltan Szekely, Assistant Research Professor of Pharmaceutics, EMSP; M.D., Albert Szent-Gyorgyi (Hungary)
Drug discovery and delivery for cancer and HIV

Dennis Thomas, Associate Research Professor of Cellular Biology and Neuroscience, SAS/CIPR; Ph.D., Brandeis
Facilitation of CryoEM research with users of the Rutgers-New Jersey Cryo-Electron Microscopy and Tomography Core Facility

John Westbrook, Associate Research Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, SAS; Ph.D., Rutgers
Databases for protein and nucleic acid structures

Adjunct Member of the Graduate Faculty

Gabriela Alexe, Senior Computational Biologist, Harvard Medical School, Associate Scientist,The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard; Ph.D., Rutgers
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