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  Graduate School–New Brunswick 2014–2016 Programs, Faculty, and Courses Physiology and Integrative Biology 761  

Physiology and Integrative Biology 761

Degree Programs Offered:
Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy

Director of Graduate Program: Professor Huizhou Fan, RWJ/SPH 161, RWJMS, Piscataway (732-235-4607)

Members of the Graduate Faculty

Juan P. Advis, Professor of Animal Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Southwestern Medical School (Dallas); D.V.M., Austral (Chile)
Hypothalmic regulation of leutinizing hormone; reproduction physiology

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

Robin L. Davis, Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, SAS; Ph.D., Stanford
Regeneration and electrophysiology of peripheral auditory neurons

Cheryl F. Dreyfus, Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, RWJMS/CABM; Ph.D., Cornell
Neuronal growth factor and brain development

Monica A. Driscoll, Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, SAS/CABM; Ph.D., Harvard
Molecular genetics of neurodegeneration; mechanotransduction

Huizhou Fan, Associate Professor of Physiology and Biophysics, RWJMS; Ph.D., Manitoba (Canada)
Cell signaling of ectodomain shedding and molecular pathogenesis of cancer

Joseph Fondell, Assistant Professor of Physiology and Biophysics, RWJMS; Ph.D., New York
Regulation of gene expression by nuclear receptors in hormone-dependent cancers

Michael Gallo, Professor of Environmental and Community Medicine, RWJMS; Ph.D., Albany Medical College
Environmental and chemical carcinogenesis; pharmacology and toxicology

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

Barth Grant, Associate Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, SAS; Ph.D., Princeton
Analysis of endocytosis and trafficking in C. elegans and mammalian cells

Estela Jacinto, Assistant Professor of Physiology and Biophysics, RWJMS; Ph.D., California (San Diego)
Temporal and spatial control of cell growth; nutrient sensing; signal transduction

Fang Liu, Associate Professor of Chemical Biology, EMSP; Ph.D., Harvard
TGF-B signaling and cancer biology

Peter Lobel, Professor of Pharmacology, RWJMS; Ph.D., Columbia
Protein targeting; mannose-6-phosphate receptors; cancer prognosis

Kenneth H. McKeever, Associate Professor of Animal Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., McMaster (Canada)
Growth factors and glia

Daniel J. Medina, Associate Professor of Medicine, RWJMS/CINJ; Ph.D., Rhode Island
Mechanisms of bone marrow stromal cell regulation of lymphoma stem cells

Gary F. Merrill, Professor of Biological Sciences, SAS; Ph.D., Michigan State
Regulation of coronary blood flow

Judith Neubauer, Professor of Pulmonary Medicine, RWJMS; Ph.D., Rutgers
Neurobiology of respiratory control; neuronal responses to hypoxia and CO2

Tim Otto, Associate Professor of Psychology, SAS; Ph.D., New Hampshire
Neurobiology of learning and memory

John Pintar, Professor of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, RWJMS/CABM; Ph.D., Oregon
Physiology of insulin-like growth factor and genetic analysis of opioid system function

Amrik Sahota, Research Professor of Genetics, SAS; Ph.D., London
Adenine phosphoribosyltransferase deficiency; chronic renal failure; microchimerism and organ transplantation; Alzheimer's disease; molecular diagnostics

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

Peter Scholz, Professor of Cardiac Surgery, RWJMS; M.D., Basel
Cardiovascular physiology and cGMP signaling

Federico Sesti, Associate Professor of Physiology and Biophysics, RWJMS; Ph.D., Genova
Physiology and structure-function of ion channels

Sue Shapses, Professor of Nutritional Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Columbia
Metabolism of bone and cartilaginous tissue; osteoporosis

Yufang Shi, University Professor of Molecular Genetics and Immunology, RWJMS; Ph.D., Alberta
Molecular immunology and apoptosis

Chih-Cheng Tsai, Associate Professor of Physiology and Biophysics, RWJMS; Ph.D., New York
Nuclear receptors and their roles in Drosophila development and human diseases

Malcolm Watford, Professor of Nutritional Sciences, SEBS; D.Phil., Oxford
Glutamine metabolism; regulation of glutaminase gene expression

Harvey R. Weiss, Professor of Physiology and Biophysics, RWJMS; Ph.D., Duke
Coronary and cerebral circulation; nitric oxide; myocardial signal transduction

William J. Welsh, Professor of Pharmacology, RWJMS; Ph.D., Pennsylvania
Bioinformatics; computer-aided molecular modeling and drug design

Sunil Wimalawansa, Professor of Medicine, RWJMS; M.D., Peradeniya (Sri Lanka); Ph.D., Royal Postgraduate Medical School (UK)
Osteoporosis; mitochondria, oxidative stress, and aging on bone, endothelial, and smooth muscle cells

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

Rob Zachow, Associate Professor of Physiology and Biophysics, RWJMS; Ph.D., Kansas
Ovarian follicular development steroidogenesis

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