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  Graduate School–New Brunswick 2014–2016 Programs, Faculty, and Courses Pharmacology, Cellular and Molecular 718  

Pharmacology, Cellular and Molecular 718

Degree Program Offered:Doctor of Philosophy

Director of Graduate Program:Professor Marc Gartenberg, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (732-235-2016)

Members of the Graduate Faculty

Debabrata Banerjee, Associate Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology, RWJMS/CINJ; Ph.D., Calcutta
Cancer pharmacology; antifolate research

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

Gary Brewer, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, RWJMS; Ph.D., Vanderbilt
Posttranscriptional control of gene expression in cancer and immune responses

Li Cai, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, SE; Ph.D., UMDNJ
Physiology; neural stem cell research in developing retina

Darren Carpizo, Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Surgery, RWJMS/CINJ; M.D., Illinois (Chicago); Ph.D., California (Los Angeles)
p53 targeted drug development and hedgehog signaling in pancreatic cancer

J. Don Chen, Professor of Pharmacology, RWJMS; Ph.D., Baylor
Gene regulation by nuclear hormone receptors; leukemia

Zhaohui Feng, Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, RWJMS/CINJ; Ph.D., Zhejiang (China)
P53; tumor suppressor; tumorigenesis; apoptosis; transcription regulation

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., Rockefeller
Regulation by nuclear hormone receptors

Shridar Ganesan, Assistant 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

Celine Gelinas, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, RWJMS; Ph.D., Sherbrooke (Canada)
Cancer; oncogenes; transcription factors; cell proliferation; apoptosis

Kim Marie Hirschfield, Assistant Professor of Medicine, RWJMS; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins
Association of polymorphisms and their molecular function in breast cancer

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

Masayori Inouye, Distinguished Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, RWJMS; Ph.D., Osaka
Propeptide-mediated protein folding

Shengkan (Victor) Jin, Associate Professor of Pharmacology, RWJMS; Ph.D., Cornell
Tumor suppressor genes, programmed cell death, and tumorigenesis

Vassiliki Karantza, Assistant Professor of Medicine, RWJMS/CINJ; M.D., UMDNJ-RWJMS; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins
Breast cancer progression and treatment; autophagy; apoptosis, beclin1

Ah-Ng Tony Kong, Professor of Pharmaceutics, EMSP; Ph.D., SUNY (Buffalo)
Regulation of gene expression by drugs and xenobiotics; signal transduction and apoptosis

Jeffrey D. Laskin, Professor of Environmental and Community Medicine, RWJMS; Ph.D., SUNY (Buffalo)
Carcinogenesis and differentiation in cell culture

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

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

Leroy F. Liu, Professor and Chair of Pharmacology, RWJMS; Ph.D., California (Berkeley)
DNA topoisomerases and control of cell division; cancer pharmacology

Peter Lobel, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, RWJMS; Ph.D., Columbia
Molecular mechanisms responsible for targeting lysosome in mammalian cells

Chi-Wei Lu, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, RWJMS/CINJ; Ph.D., UMDNJ
Stem cell regulation and function

Jianjie Ma, Professor of Pharmacology, RWJMS; Ph.D., Baylor
Structure-function studies of ion channels; signal transduction

Randall D. McKinnon, Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, RWJMS; Ph.D., McMaster (Canada)
Role of polypeptide growth factors in oligodendrocyte development

Audrey Minden, Associate Professor of Chemical Biology, EMSP; Ph.D., Chicago
Cancer cell biology; signal transduction; mammalian development

Prabhas V. Moghe, Professor of Biomedical, Chemical, and Biochemical Engineering, SE; Ph.D., Minnesota
Matrix microarchitecture; tissue engineering; cell-biomaterials interactions; stem cells

Robert G. Nagele, Professor of Pediatrics, Rowan-School of Osteopathic Medicine; Ph.D., Rutgers
Structural/functional organization of the cell nucleus

Vikas Nanda, Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, RWJMS; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins
Protein evolution and folding; computational de novo design of proteins and biomimetics

Daniel S. Pilch, Professor of Pharmacology, RWJMS; Ph.D., California (Berkeley)
Mechanism of action of topoisomerase poisoning drugs; structure and energetics of specific RNA recognition by drugs and proteins

Sharon R. Pine, Assistant Professor of Medicine, RWJMS; Ph.D., UMDNJ
Lung and breast cancer cell self-renewal; chemokine signaling; tumor microenvironment

Larissa A. Pohorecky, Professor of Neuropharmacology, CAS; Ph.D., Chicago
Alcohol and psychological stress on brain monoamines and behavior

Monica Roth, Professor of Pharmacology, RWJMS; Ph.D., 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

Alexey G. Ryazanov, Professor of Pharmacology, RWJMS; D.Sci., Moscow State
Regulation of protein synthesis and the cell cycle

Hatem E. Sabaawy, Assistant Professor of Medicine, RWJMS/CINJ; Ph.D., New York Medical
Stem cell plasticity and tumor-initiating cells using zebrafish models

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

Federico Sesti, Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, RWJMS; Ph.D., Genova
Physiology, structure, function, and genetic disease of ion channels

Zhiyuan Shen, Professor of Radiation Oncology and Pharmacology, RWJMS; Ph.D., Colorado State
Genomic stability; DNA damage repair; cancer biology and etiology

Yufang Shi, Professor of Pharmacology, RWJMS; Ph.D., Toronto
Apoptosis in lymphocytes; immune regulation; psychoneuroimmunology and bone-lymphocyte connection

Patricia K. Sonsalla, Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry, and Pharmacology, RWJMS; Ph.D., Utah
Neurotoxicology; monoamines and CNS function

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

Nancy C. Walworth, Professor of Pharmacology, RWJMS; Ph.D., Yale
Control of cell cycle progression in yeast

William J. Welsh, Professor of Pharmacology, RWJMS, and Director of the Cheminformatics, Biomedical Informatics Shared Resource, CINJ; Ph.D., Pennsylvania
Drug discovery; computer-aided molecular modeling and design; bioinformatics

Guy Werlen, Associate Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, SAS; Ph.D., Geneva
Signaling networks and mechanisms that control life and death of developing T lymphocytes

Sunil Jayalath Wimalawansa, Professor of Medicine, RWJMS; Ph.D., Royal Postgraduate Medical School (London)
Endocrinology and metabolism

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

Bing Xia, Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, RWJMS/CINJ; Ph.D., UMDNJ
DNA repair; homologous recombination; breast cancer; Fanconi anemia

Ping Xie, Assistant Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, SAS/CINJ; Ph.D., Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Molecular mechanisms of immune regulation and cancer pathogenesis

Chung S. Yang, Professor of Pharmacognosy, EMSP; Ph.D., Cornell
Nitrosamines; carcinogenesis; molecular biology of cytochrome P-4507

Guofeng You, Professor of Pharmacology, EMSP; Ph.D., Harvard
Drug transporters in human diseases

Peter D. Yurchenco, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, RWJMS; M.D., Albert Einstein
Extracellular matrix

X.F. Steven Zheng, Professor of Pharmacology, RWJMS; Ph.D., Harvard
Growth control; signal transduction; cancer; chemical genetics and genomics; drug discovery

Renping Zhou, Professor of Chemical Biology, EMSP; Ph.D., California (Berkeley)
Molecular mechanisms of neural development

 
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