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  Graduate School–New Brunswick 2010–2012 Programs, Faculty, and Courses Cell and Developmental Biology 148  

Cell and Developmental Biology 148

Degree Programs Offered:Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy

Director of Graduate Program:Professor Richard W. Padgett, Nelson Biology Laboratories, Busch Campus (732-445-3430)

Members of the Graduate Faculty

Peter Amenta, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Interim Dean, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, UMDNJ-RWJMS/CINJ; Ph.D., Hahnemann
Electron microscopy

Stephen Anderson, Associate Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, SAS; Ph.D., Harvard
Proteases and protease inhibitors; protein folding; molecular recognition; structural bioinformatics

Bruce S. Babiarz, Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, SAS; Ph.D., Cincinnati
Early mammalian development; implantation; mammalian developmental genetics

Debabrata Banerjee, Associate Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology, UMDNJ-RWJMS/CINJ; Ph.D., Calcutta
Experimental therapeutics; drug resistance; molecular imaging; mesenchymal stem cells

Maureen M. Barr, Associate Professor of Genetics, SAS/WIM; Ph.D., Columbia
C. elegans cilia development, morphogenesis, and function: a human disease model

Nada N. Boustany, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, SAS; Ph.D., Harvard
Cell analysis; optical imaging and spectroscopy; apoptosis; morphological phenotypes and patterns of gene expression during early cancer development

Mark Brenneman, Associate Professor of Genetics, SAS; Ph.D., Baylor
DNA repair and recombination and their roles in genome stability and tumor suppression

Gary Brewer, Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, UMDNJ-RWJMS; Ph.D., Auburn
Posttranscriptional control of gene expression in disease, cancer, immune response, and congestive heart failure

Steven Brill, Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, SAS; Ph.D., SUNY (Stony Brook)
DNA replication; DNA repair; DNA helicase; genetic analysis; genome stability; protein purification; yeast

Linda Brzustowicz, Professor of Genetics, SAS; M.D., Columbia
Human genetic disorders

Li Cai, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, SAS; Ph.D., UMDNJ/Rutgers
Regulation of gene expression in stem cells

Salvatore J. Caradonna, Professor and Chair of the Department of Molecular Biology, UMDNJ-SOM; Ph.D., SUNY (Buffalo)
Molecular biology of human DNA repair; interactions with cell cycle control elements

Kiran K. Chada, Professor of Biochemistry, UMDNJ-RWJMS; Ph.D., Oxford
Mammalian genetics; human diseases; transgenic mice; developmental biology; cancer

Kuang Yu Chen, Professor of Chemistry, SAS; Ph.D., Yale
Hypusine formation and eukaryotic initiation factor 5A; nutraceuticals-genomic screening and interactions; cell aging and late G1 gene regulation; osmotic stress and heat shock factor activation

Suzie Chen, Professor of Chemical Biology and Pharmacognosy, EMSP; Ph.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Mouse model of melanoma, regulation of cell signaling by G-protein-coupled receptor

Mikhail Chikindas, Associate Professor of Food Science, SEBS; Ph.D., VNII Genetika (Moscow)
Biology (microbiology, food safety, and bacteriocins)

Wendie Cohick, Associate Professor of Animal Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Cornell
Cell biology (growth factors, signal transduction, mammary gland biology)

Davide Comoletti, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, UMDNJ-RWJMS/CHINJ; D.V.M., Milan
Structural and molecular basis of synapse formation and connectivity in relation to autism spectrum disorders

Lori Covey, Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, SAS; Ph.D., Columbia
Human immunoglobulin switch recombination in response to T cell-B cell interactions

Gabriella D'Arcangelo, Associate Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, SAS; Ph.D., SUNY (Stony Brook)
Molecular mechanisms of neuronal proliferation, differentiation, and migration

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

David T. Denhardt, Professor Emeritus of Cell and Molecular Biology, SAS; Ph.D., California Institute of Technology
On the systems biology of osteopontin: role in autoimmune disease, stress responses, bone remodeling, and cancer metastasis

Emmet A. Dennis, Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, SAS; Ph.D., Connecticut
Parasitology; schistosome pathology

Emanuel DiCicco-Bloom, Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, UMDNJ-RWJMS; M.D., Cornell
Regulation of developmental and adult neurogenesis, cell cycle mechanisms

Dessislava Dimova, Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, SAS; Ph.D., Cornell
The E2F/RB pathway--study of transcriptional regulatory networks through genomics

Juan Dong, Assistant Professor of Plant Biology and Pathology, SEBS/WIM; Ph.D., California (Riverside)
Cell polarity; asymmetric cell division; stomatal development and patterning; plant cell and development; molecular genetics

Cheryl Dreyfus, Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, UMDNJ-RWJMS; Ph.D., Cornell
Role of the trophic factors and glial cells

Monica Driscoll, Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, SAS/CABM; Ph.D., Harvard
Developmental neurogenetics; molecular genetics of neuronal cell death; mechanosensory transduction in touch and feeling; molecular mechanisms of aging

Isaac Edery, Associate Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, SAS/CABM; Ph.D., McGill (Canada)
Molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying biological clocks

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

Bonnie Firestein, Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, SAS; Ph.D., California (San Diego)
Targeting of neuronal proteins

Joseph Fondell, Associate Professor of Physiology and Biophysics, UMDNJ-RWJMS; Ph.D., SUNY (Stony Brook)
Regulation of gene expression by nuclear hormone receptors

Dunne Fong, Associate Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, SAS; Ph.D., Princeton
Molecular cell biology

Ramsey Foty, Associate Professor of Surgery, UMDNJ-RWJMS; Ph.D., Toronto
Biophysical and biomolecular basis of prostate cancer progression to metastasis

Abram Gabriel, Associate Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, SAS; M.D., Johns Hopkins
Yeast; retrotransposons; reverse transcriptase; fidelity; DNA repair; chromosome stability

Donald Gerecke, Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, EMSP; Ph.D., Harvard
Collagen; lung; liver; heart; fibrosis; hypertension

Marion Gordon, Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, EMSP; Ph.D., UMDNJ/Rutgers
Cell matrix interactions; cell, developmental, and molecular biology of extracellular matrix molecules

James Goydos, Associate Professor of Surgery, UMDNJ-RWJMS/CINJ; M.D., UMDNJ-RWJMS
Melanoma and soft tissue oncology

Barth Grant, Associate Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, SAS; Ph.D., Princeton
Endocytosis and recycling; protein and membrane transport; molecular genetics and genomics

Martin Grumet, Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, SAS; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins
Molecular mechanisms of cell adhesion in the nervous system

Samuel Gunderson, Associate Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, SAS; Ph.D., Wisconsin
Regulation of polyadenylation; RNA-protein interactions

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

Nathan H. Hart, Professor Emeritus of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, SAS; Ph.D., Harvard
Sperm egg interactions: egg activation; role of cytoskeleton in early embryogenesis

Ronald Hart, Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, SAS; Ph.D., Michigan
Functional genomics in central nervous system injury

Karl Herrup, Chair and Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, SAS; Ph.D., Stanford
Neurogenetics; cell cycle; cell death; CNS development; cerebellum; autism; Alzheimer's disease

Sarah Hitchcock-DeGregori, Professor of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, UMDNJ-RWJMS; Ph.D., Case Western Reserve
Protein structure-function relationships

Henry Hsia, Assistant Professor of Surgery, RWJMS-UMDNJ; M.D., Yale
General plastic surgery; wound care; reconstruction

Shu-Chan Hsu, Associate Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, SAS; Ph.D., British Columbia
Molecular mechanisms of synaptic development and function

Wenwei Hu, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, UMDNJ-RWJMS/CINJ; Ph.D., Zhejiang (China)
p53; tumor suppressor; stress response; apoptosis; single nucleotide polymorphism; microRNA; tumor; development and reproduction

Arnold G. Hyndman, Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, SAS; Ph.D., California (Los Angeles)
Developmental neurobiology; neurotoxicology

Masayori Inouye, Professor of Biochemistry, UMDNJ-RWJMS; Ph.D., Osaka
Molecular biology of cellular adaptation to stresses

Kenneth Irvine, Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, SAS/WIM; Ph.D., Stanford
Cell-signaling; pattern formation; growth control; cell movement

Kouichi Ito, Assistant Professor of Neurology, UMDNJ-RWJMS; Ph.D., Tokyo Jikei
Pathogenic and regulatory T cells; autoimmunity; neuroimmunology

Estela Jacinto, Assistant Professor of Physiology and Biophysics, UMDNJ-RWJMS; Ph.D., California (San Diego)
Signal transduction; growth control; actin cytoskeleton; nutrient sensing

William G. Johnson, Professor of Neurology, UMDNJ-RWJMS; M.D., Columbia
Human genetics; nervous system traits and diseases; linkage mapping; genomic markers; microsatellite polymorphisms; positional cloning

Eunsung Junn, Assistant Professor of Neurology, UMDNJ-RWJMS; Ph.D., Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Molecular pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases

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

Megerditch Kiledjian, Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, SAS; Ph.D., Pennsylvania
Post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression; determinants of mRNA stability; RNA-protein interactions

Isaac Kim, Assistant Professor of Surgery, UMDNJ-RWJMS; Ph.D., UMDNJ/Rutgers
Roles of transforming growth factor- and bone morphogenetic proteins in prostate cancer cells

Joachim Kohn, Professor of Chemistry, SAS; Ph.D., Weizmann (Israel)
Biocompatibility of medical implant materials; artificial biopolymers

Tony Ah-Ng Kong, Professor of Pharmaceutics, EMSP; Ph.D., SUNY (Buffalo)
Dietary phytochemicals and cancer prevention; Nrf2-mediated redox signaling; pharmacokinetics; pharmacodynamics

Sunita Kramer, Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UMDNJ-RWJMS; Ph.D., SUNY (Stony Brook)
Cell migration and signaling, extracellular matrix; muscle and heart development

George M. Krauthamer, Professor Emeritus of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, UMDNJ-RWJMS; Ph.D., New York
Neurophysiology; neuroanatomy

Thomas Kusch, Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, SAS; Ph.D., Eberhard-Karls (Germany)
Epigenetic mechanisms of gene expression and genome stability; multiprotein complexes modulating chromatin structure; histone variants

Eric Lam, Professor of Plant Science, BCAE/SEBS; Ph.D., California (Berkeley)
Gene expression; transcription factors; signal transduction; leaf morphogenesis; pattern formation

Jerome A. Langer, Associate Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, UMDNJ-RWJMS; Ph.D., Yale
Structure and function of interferons and interferon receptors; development of Type I IFN antagonists; role of IFNs in autoimmune diseases such as lupus

Debra L. Laskin, Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, EMSP; Ph.D., Medical College of Virginia
Immunology; macrophages; nitric oxide; inflammation

Hsin-Yi Lee, Professor of Biological Sciences, FAS-C; Ph.D., Minnesota
Developmental biology; tissue culture

Shaohua Li, Assistant Professor of Surgery, UMDNJ-RWJMS; M.D., Southeast University (Nanjing)
Stem cells; tissue formation; vasculogenesis; cell signaling; integrins; small GTPases; apoptosis

Alice Y.-C. Liu, Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, SAS; Ph.D., Mount Sinai
Stress, aging, and molecular chaperones

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

Peter Lobel, Professor of Pharmacology, UMDNJ-RWJMS/CABM; Ph.D., Columbia
Hereditary neurodegenerative diseases; functional genomics; lysosomes; protein targeting

Richard A. Lutz, Professor of Marine and Coastal Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Maine
Biology of deep-sea hydrothermal vents; molluscan ecology

Anant Madabhushi, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, SE; Ph.D., Pennsylvania
Computer-aided diagnosis; prostate cancer; breast cancer; image analysis; machine learning; prognosis; digital pathology; MRI

Charles Martin, Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, SAS; Ph.D., Florida State
Structure, function, and regulation of ER membrane enzyme systems

Michael Matise, Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, UMDNJ-RWJMS; Ph.D., Pittsburgh
Molecular genetic control of vertebrate CNS development

Fumio Matsumura, Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, SAS; Ph.D., Nagoya (Japan)
Control of cell division, protein phosphorylation, microfilaments, cdc2 kinase and cyclines, cancer

Michael McCormack, Professor of Pathology, UMDNJ-SOM; Ph.D., Minnesota
Human genetics; behavioral genetics; biochemical genetics; genetic counseling

Terry R. McGuire, Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, SAS; Ph.D., Illinois
Behavioral and neurogenetics; biometrical genetics

Kim S. McKim, Professor of Genetics, SAS/WIM; Ph.D., British Columbia
Double strand break repair, genetic recombination, chromosome pairing, chromosome segregation, kinesin motor proteins

Randall D. McKinnon, Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, UMDNJ-RWJMS; Ph.D., McMaster (Canada)
Developmental neurobiology, neuroncology, growth factors

Gary F. Merrill, Professor of Physiology, Cell Biology, and Neuroscience, SAS; Ph.D., Michigan State
Adenosine, histamine, and estrogen in the regulation of coronary circulation and ventricular rhythmicity

Joachim Messing, University Professor of Molecular Biology, WIM/SAS; Ph.D., Munich
Molecular and genetic mechanisms of agronomically important quantitative traits; molecular biology of plant development; regulation of gene expression in higher plants; plant genomics; bioinformatics.

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

Prabhas Moghe, Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, SE; Ph.D., Minnesota
Cellular bioengineering (liver, skin); cell-interactive biomaterials; micro/nanosystems bioengineering

William R. Moyle, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, UMDNJ-RWJMS; Ph.D., Harvard
Molecular biology of hormone action; structure and function of protein hormones and their receptors

Robert G. Nagele, Professor of Molecular Biology, UMDNJ-SOM; Ph.D., Rutgers
Chromatin organization in the cell nucleus

Bryce E. Nickels, Assistant Professor of Genetics, SAS; Ph.D., Harvard
Mechanisms of transcription; regulation of bacterial gene expression

Richard W. Padgett, Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, WIM/SAS; Ph.D., North Carolina (Chapel Hill)
Signal transduction pathways in development and cancer; microRNAs; developmental biology; Drosophila and C. elegans

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

Kenneth Paradiso, Assistant Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, UMDNJ-RWJMS; Ph.D., Stony Brook
Pre- and postsynaptic physiology at the calyx of Held

Howard C. Passmore Jr., Professor of Genetics, SAS; Ph.D., Michigan
Mammalian genetics

John Pintar, Professor of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, UMDNJ-RWJMS; Ph.D., Oregon
Insulin-like growth factors in early mammalian development; development of the pituitary gland

Vincenzo Pirrotta, Professor and Chair 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

Mark R. Plummer, Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, SAS; Ph.D., Stanford
Regulation of synaptic transmission

Jamshid Rabii, Professor Emeritus of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, SAS; Ph.D., California (San Francisco)
Neuroendocrinology; dynamics of brain-pituitary axis

Mladen-Roko Rasin, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, UMDNJ-RWJMS; Ph.D., Zagreb (Croatia)
Molecular and cellular mechanisms of neocortical circuit formation

Cordelia Rauskolb, Research Assistant Professor, WIM; Ph.D., Princeton
Regulation and mechanism of segmentation during Drosophila development

Yacov Ron, Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, UMDNJ-RWJMS; Ph.D., Weizmann (Israel)
Cellular mechanism of autoimmunity and gene transfer approaches for treatment of autoimmune diseases

Christopher Rongo, Associate Professor of Genetics, WIM/SAS; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Synapse formation; glutamate receptors; cell polarity; PDZ proteins; CaM kinase II; learning and memory; C. elegans

Charles Roth, Associate Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, SE; Ph.D., Pennsylvania
Gene-based therapeutics; bioinformatics and systems biology; hepatocyte differentiation; novel strategies for treatment of brain tumors

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 and motility; live cell imaging; confocal microscopy; biochemistry; electrophysiology

Alexey G. Ryazanov, Professor of Pharmacology, UMDNJ-RWJMS/CINJ; Ph.D., Moscow
Novel protein kinases and signal transduction

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

Melitta Schachner, Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, SAS; Ph.D., Max Planck Institute for Biology (Germany)
Formation of appropriate connections among nerve cells

Karen Schindler, Assistant Professor of Genetics, SAS; Ph.D., Thomas Jefferson
Aneuploidy; gametes; signal transduction; fertility; meiosis; mouse model

Martin Schwander, Assistant Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience,
SAS; Ph.D., Basel (Switzerland)
Molecular and cellular mechanisms of auditory perception and hearing loss

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

David Seiden, Professor of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, UMDNJ-RWJMS; Ph.D., Temple
Skeletal and cardiac muscle

Konstantin Severinov, Professor of Genetics, SAS; Ph.D., Russian Academy of Sciences
Genetic and biochemical analysis of RNA polymerases from E. coli and yeast; site-directed modification of proteins

Daniel Shain, Associate Professor of Biology, FAS-C; Ph.D., Colorado State
Osteoporosis, bone metabolism, and obesity

Aaron Shatkin, Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, UMDNJ-RWJMS; University Professor of Molecular Biology, Rutgers; Director of the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine; Ph.D., Rockefeller
Viral cytopathogenesis; protein synthesis; mRNA 5'-capping; transcription elongation; protein processing

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

David I. Shreiber, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, SE; Ph.D., Pennsylvania
CNS injury mechanics; tissue engineering; nerve and spinal cord regeneration; acupuncture; microfluidics

Andrew Singson, Associate Professor of Genetics, SAS/WIM; Ph.D., California (San Diego)
Reproductive biology and cell-cell interactions in C. elegans

Martha Soto, Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UMDNJ-RWJMS; Ph.D., Harvard
Using C. elegans embryos to investigate polarized cell divisions and polarized cell migrations during development

Ruth Steward, Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, WIM/SAS; Ph.D., Basel (Switzerland)
Pattern formation in Drosophila

Ann Stock, Professor of Biochemistry, UMDNJ-RWJMS/CABM; Ph.D., California (Berkeley)
Structure and function of signal transduction proteins

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

Michael Sukhdeo, Professor of Ecology and Evolution, SEBS; Ph.D., McGill (Canada)
Ecology and evolution of helmant parasites

Chih-Cheng Tsai, Associate Professor of Physiology and Biophysics, UMDNJ-RWJMS; Ph.D., SUNY (Stony Brook)
Transcriptional repression; chromatin modifying factors; epigenetic effects; polyglutamine diseases; nuclear receptor signaling; and animal development

Aurea C. Vasconcelos, Professor Emerita of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, SAS; Ph.D., Chicago
Cell biology; plant molecular biology; chloroplast development, function, and regulation; carbohydrate metabolism

Andrew K. Vershon, Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, WIM/SAS; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Transcriptional regulation in yeast

Michael Verzi, Assistant Professor of Genetics, SAS; Ph.D., California (San Francisco)
Transcriptional mechanisms underlying intestinal health

William G. Wadsworth, Professor of Pathology, UMDNJ-RWJMS/CABM; Ph.D., Missouri (Columbia)
Extracellular matrix and the guidance of cell migrations in C. elegans

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

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

Eileen White, Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, SAS/CABM; Ph.D., SUNY (Stony Brook)
Oncogenes, tumor suppressor genes, apoptosis, autophagy, cancer metabolism

Frank J. Wilson, Professor of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, UMDNJ-RWJMS; Ph.D., Pittsburgh
Functions of motility-related proteins in muscle and nonmuscle systems

Donald A. Winkelmann, Professor of Pathology, UMDNJ-RWJMS; Ph.D., Wisconsin (Madison)
Protein structure; molecular motors; protein engineering; macromolecular assembly; muscle contraction

Nancy Woychik, Associate Professor of Molecular Genetics, Microbiology, and Immunology, UMDNJ-RWJMS; Ph.D., Wisconsin (Madison)
Aging; viral/bacterial pathogenesis; cancer

Mengqing Xiang, Professor of Pediatrics, UMDNJ-RWJMS/CABM; Ph.D., Texas
Molecular bases of sensorineural development; transcriptional regulation of retinal and inner ear development

Ping Xie, Assistant Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, SAS; Ph.D., Hong Kong
Molecular mechanisms of immune regulations and cancer pathogenesis

Nir Yakoby, Assistant Professor of Biology, FAS-C; Ph.D., Hebrew University
Signaling dynamics; patterning and morphogenesis

Chung S. Yang, Professor of Pharmacognosy, EMSP; Ph.D., Cornell
Molecular mechanisms of carcinogenesis and its prevention

Wise Young, Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, SAS; Ph.D., Iowa; M.D., Stanford
Brain and spinal cord injury research

Peter D. Yurchenco, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UMDNJ-RWJMS; M.D., Ph.D., Einstein
Assembly, structure, and function of basement membranes

Miguel Zaratiegui, Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemstry, SAS; Ph.D., Navarra
Chromatin dynamics; heterochromatin; RNA interference; transposons; silencing; replication; genome integrity; fission yeast genetics

Helmut Zarbl, Professor of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, UMDNJ-RWJMS; Ph.D., McGill (Canada)
Mammary carcinogenesis; lung carcinogenesis; mechanisms of toxicity; genetic susceptibility; toxicogenomics; tumor suppressor genes; functional genomics; signal transduction; transcriptional regulation; mutagenesis

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

Renping Zhou, Professor of Chemical Biology, EMSP/EOHSI; Ph.D., California (Berkeley)
Molecular biology of axonal guidance and neural map formation

Associate Members of the Graduate Faculty

Rocco V. Carsia, Associate Professor of Cell Biology, UMDNJ-SOM; Ph.D., Rutgers
Regulation of adrenal steroidogenic function; role and modulation of apoptosis (programmed cell death) in adrenocortical remodeling

Julie M. Fagan, Professor of Animal Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Arizona
Mechanisms of protein breakdown in mammalian cells; muscle growth; molecular, cellular, and immunological studies of proteinases and their inhibitors in health and in disease

Mary Konsolaki, Associate Research Professor of Genetics, SAD; Ph.D., Crete (Greece)
Analysis of toxicity associated with Alzheimer's beta-amyloid using Drosophila as a model system

Kathleen M. Scott, Professor of Biological Sciences, SAS; Ph.D., Yale
Mammalogy; vertebrate paleontology; functional morphology

 
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