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  Graduate School-New Brunswick 2008-2010 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 Pharmacology, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (732-235-4757)

Members of the Graduate Faculty

Emine Abali, Associate Professor of Pharmacology, UMDNJ-RWJMS; Ph.D., Columbia
Medical oncology

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

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

Gary Brewer, Professor of Molecular Genetics, Microbiology, and Immunology, UMDNJ-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

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

Xiaoxin Chen, Assistant Research Professor of Chemical Biology, EMSP; Ph.D., Rutgers
Molecular mechanisms and prevention of esophageal adenocarcinoma and oral cancer

Peter Cole, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology, UMDNJ-RWJMS; M.D., Cornell
Cancer pharmacology; antifolate research

Allan H. Conney, Professor of Pharmacology, EMSP; Ph.D., Wisconsin
Cytochromes P-450 and drug metabolism; chemical carcinogenesis

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

Joseph Fondell, Assistant Professor of Physiology and Biophysics, UMDNJ-RWJMS; Ph.D., Rockefeller
Regulation by nuclear hormone receptors

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

Marc R. Gartenberg, Associate Professor of Pharmacology, UMDNJ-RWJMS; Ph.D., Yale
Nuclear organization of DNA; chromosome structure; yeast plasmid segregation

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

John W. Glod, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Pharmacology, UMDNJ-RWJMS/CINJ; Ph.D., Colorado

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

Barton A. Kamen, Professor of Pediatrics, UMDNJ-RWJMS/CINJ; M.D., Ph.D., Case Western Reserve
Chemotherapy of cancer in children

Frederick C. Kauffman, Professor of Pharmacology, EMSP; Ph.D., Illinois
Influence of intermediary metabolism on xenobiotic metabolism; neurotoxicity

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, UMDNJ-RWJMS; Ph.D., SUNY (Buffalo)
Carcinogenesis and differentiation in cell culture

John Lenard, Professor of Physiology, UMDNJ-RWJMS; Ph.D., Cornell
Enveloped RNA viruses; transcription, replication, entry, and assembly

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, UMDNJ-RWJMS; Ph.D., California (Berkeley)
DNA topoisomerases and control of cell division; cancer pharmacology

Peter Lobel, Professor of Pharmacology, UMDNJ-RWJMS; Ph.D., Columbia
Molecular mechanisms responsible for targeting lysosome in mammalian cells

Jianjie Ma, Professor of Physiology and Biophysics, UMDNJ-RWJMS; Ph.D., Baylor
Structure-function studies of ion channels; signal transduction

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

Sally A. Meiners, Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, UMDNJ-RWJMS; Ph.D., Michigan State
Modulation of neuronal growth and regeneration by the extracellular matrix; regeneration in the injured spinal cord

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

Robert G. Nagele, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, UMDNJ-SOM; Ph.D., Rutgers
Structural/functional organization of the cell nucleus

Vikas Nanda, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, UMDNJ-RWJMS; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins
Protein evolution and folding; computational de novo design of proteins and biomimetics

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

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

Michael Reiss, Professor of Molecular Genetics, Microbiology, and Immunology, UMDNJ-RWJMS; M.D., Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Human genetics; nervous system traits and diseases; linkage mapping; genomic markers; microsatellite polymorphisms; positional cloning

Eric H. Rubin, Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology, UMDNJ-RWJMS; M.D., South Florida
Clinical and molecular approaches to inhibition of DNA topoisomerases

Loren W. Runnels, Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, UMDNJ-RWJMS; Ph.D., SUNY (Stony Brook)
Signal transduction; role of the channel-kinase TRPM7 in cell adhesion

Alexey G. Ryazanov, Associate Professor of Pharmacology, UMDNJ-RWJMS; D.Sci., Moscow State (Russia)
Regulation of protein synthesis and the cell cycle

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

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

Federico Sesti, Assistant Professor of Physiology, UMDNJ-RWJMS; Ph.D., Genova (Italy)
Physiology, structure, function, and genetic disease of ion channels

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

Yufang Shi, Professor of Molecular Genetics, Microbiology, and Immunology, UMDNJ-RWJMS; Ph.D., Toronto (Canada)

Tetsuo Shimamura, Professor of Pathology, UMDNJ-RWJMS; M.D., Yokohama (Japan)
Structure and function of the renal medulla; urine-concentrating mechanisms

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

Vasily Studitsky, Professor of Pharmacology, UMDNJ-RWJMS; Ph.D., W. Engelhardt Institute of Molecular Biology (Moscow)
DNA transcription through chromatin

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

William J. Welsh, Professor of Pharmacology and Director of the UMDNJ Informatics Institute, UMDNJ-RWJMS; 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 (Switzerland)
Signaling networks and mechanisms that control life and death of developing T lymphocytes

Julie Williams, Professor of Pharmacology, UMDNJ-RWJMS; Ph.D., British Columbia (Canada)
Genes that mediate sleep and wakefulness

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

Donald J. Wolff, Professor of Pharmacology, UMDNJ-RWJMS; Ph.D., Wisconsin
Pharmacology of nitric oxide synthesis; calcium/calmodulin dependent processes

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

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, UMDNJ-RWJMS; M.D., Albert Einstein
Extracellular matrix

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

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

 
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