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  Graduate School-New Brunswick 2017 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 Research Tower, R400, RWJMS, Piscataway (732-235-4607)

Website:
http://www.rwjms.rutgers.edu/education/gsbs/programs/physiology/index.html

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

Shawn M. Arent, CSCS, Assistant Professor of Exercise Science and Sport Studies, SEBS; Ph.D., Arizona State
Physical activity, stress, and performance; exercise endocrinology

Paul Breslin, Professor of Nutritional Sciences; SEBS; Ph.D., Pennsylvania
Genetic basis of human oral perception and its impact on nutrient intake

Sam Bunting, Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, SAS; Ph.D., Cambridge
Cell survival and DNA repair in mammals

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

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 Pharmacology, RWJMS, and Director of Graduate Program in Physiology and Integrative Biology; Ph.D., Manitoba (Canada)
Bacterial physiology; host-microbial interaction

Joseph Fondell, Associate Professor of Pharmacology, RWJMS; Ph.D., New York
Regulation of gene expression by nuclear receptors; pathological role of nuclear receptors in hormone-dependent cancers

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


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

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

Michael Hampsey, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, RWJMS; Ph.D., Louisiana State
Gene expressions; chromatin; yeast genetics

Estela Jacinto, Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, RWJMS; Ph.D., California (San Diego)
Temporal and spatial control of cell growth; nutrient sensing; signal transduction

Shengkan (Victor) Jin, Associate Professor, RWJMS; Ph.D., Cornell Medical School/Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Autophagy; mitochondrial biology and mitophagy; cellular energetics; metabolic disease prevention and treatment; cancer prevention and treatment; mouse genetic models

George Lambert, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, RWJMS; M.D., Ph.D., Illinois (Chicago)
Environmental factors on childhood growth and development

Peter Lobel, Resident Member CABM and Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, RWJMS; Ph.D., Columbia
Protein targeting; mannose-6-phosphate receptors; cancer prognosis

Kenneth H. McKeever, Professor of Animal Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., McMaster (Canada)
Comparative exercise and cardiovascular physiology

Randall McKinnon, Associate Professor of Surgery, RWJMS; 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 mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) pathogenesis

Gary F. Merrill, Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, SAS; Ph.D., Michigan State
Ischemic heart disease; regulation of coronary circulation

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

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

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

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

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

Sally Radovick, Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Senior Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research, RWJMS; M.D., Northeastern Ohio College of Medicine
Regulation of puberty and reproduction by sex steroids, neurotransmitters, and growth factors; neuroendocrine proteins; hypogonadotropic hypogonadism; hypothalamic and pituitary neuroendocrine cells; obesity and diabetes in children

Loren Runnels, Associate Professor of Pharmacology, RWJMS; Ph.D., SUNY (Stony Brook)
Cellular and molecular function of TRP channels

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

Stephan K. Schwander, Associate Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health, SPH; M.D., Goethe (Germany); Ph.D., Hamburg-Eppendorf (Germany)
Human antimycobacterial immunity; human lung immunology; manufactured and engineered nanoparticles; urban air pollution

Federico Sesti, Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, 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 Pharmacology, RWJMS; Ph.D., Alberta
Molecular immunology

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

Xiangbing Wang, Professor of Medicine, RWJMS; Ph.D., Oregon
Calcium homeostasis; metabolic syndrome

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

Harvey R. Weiss, Professor of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, 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

Fedric Wondisford, Professor and Chair of Medicine, RWJMS; M.D., Northeastern Ohio College of Medicine
TSH subunit genes; anterior pituitary gland function; thyroid hormone regulation of the hypothalamic pituitary thyroid (HPT) axis; hepatic glucose production

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

Rob Zachow, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, RWJMS; Ph.D., Kansas
Ovarian follicular development steroidogenesis

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

Renping Zhou, 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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