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New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2022 Programs of Study and Courses for Liberal Arts and Sciences Students Programs, Faculty, and Courses Life Sciences Genetics 447  

Genetics 447

Department of Genetics, School of Arts and Sciences


Chair: Tara C. Matise

Undergraduate Chair: Christopher Rongo


David E. Axelrod, B.S., Chicago; Ph.D., Tennessee

Maureen Barr, B.A., Rutgers; Ph.D., Columbia

Andrew Brooks, B.S., Cornell; M.S., Ph.D., Rochester (School of Medicine)

Linda M. Brzustowicz, A.B., Harvard (Radcliffe); M.D., Columbia

Tara C. Matise, B.S., Cornell; M.S., Ph.D., Pittsburgh

Terry R. McGuire (Emeritus), B.S., Ohio State; Ph.D., Illinois

Kim S. McKim, B.A., Simon Fraser; Ph.D., British Columbia

Bryce Nickels, B.S., Miami; M.S., Ph.D., Harvard

Howard C. Passmore (Emeritus), A.B., Franklin and Marshall College; Ph.D., Michigan

Christopher G. Rongo, B.A., California (San Diego); Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Amrik S. Sahota, B.S., Bath (UK); M.S., Loughborough (UK); Ph.D., London

Andrew W. Singson, B.S., California (Davis); Ph.D., California (San Diego)

William H. Sofer (Emeritus), B.S., Brooklyn College; Ph.D., Miami

Jay A. Tischfield, B.S., CUNY (Brooklyn); M.Ph., Ph.D., Yale

Lei Yu, B.S., Wuxi College of Light Industry (China); M.S., Institute of Genetics, National Academy of Sciences (Beijing); Ph.D., California Institute of Technology

Associate Professors:

Judy Flax, B.S., College of New Jersey; M.A., Montclair State; Ph.D., CUNY

Derek Gordon, B.A., Rochester; Ph.D., SUNY (Stony Brook)

Gary Heiman, B.A., Boston; M.Sc., Sarah Lawrence College; Ph.D., Columbia

Andrew Kern, Sc.B., Brown; Ph.D., California (Davis)

Karen Schindler, B.S., Loyola College (Baltimore); Ph.D., Thomas Jefferson

Michael Sheldon, B.A., Cornell; Ph.D., SUNY (Stony Brook)

Gleb Shumyatsky, B.A., Moscow State; Ph.D., USSR Academy of Sciences

Lee D. Simon (Emeritus), B.A., Wesleyan; M.S., Ph.D., Rochester

Navin K. Sinha (Emeritus), B.S., M.S., Patna (India); Ph.D., Minnesota

Ann C. St. John (Emerita), B.S., Pennsylvania State; M.S., Ph.D., Wisconsin (Madison)

Michael Verzi, B.A., College of New Jersey; Ph.D., California (San Francisco) 

Jinchuan Xing, B.S., Nankai (China); Ph.D., Louisiana State

Assistant Professors:

Marco Azaro, B.A., Ph.D., Brown

Chris Ellison, B.A., Lewis and Clark College; Ph.D., California (Berkeley)

Noriko Goldsmith; B.A., Kyoto College of Education (Japan); M.S., Nara Natl. Women's  (Japan); Ph.D., Wakayama Medical College (Japan)

Jessica Joines, B.S., Richmond; M.S., Maryland (Baltimore)

Jennifer Moore, B.S., North Carolina (Charlotte); Ph.D., North Carolina (Chapel Hill)

Tetsuya Nakamura, B.S., Ph.D., Osaka (Japan)

Premal Shah, B.T., Anna (India); Ph.D., Tennessee (Knoxville)

Juan Wang, B.S., Ph.D., China Agricultural (Beijing)

Assistant Teaching Professors:

Doreen R. Glodowski Trotta, B.S., Wisconsin (Stevens Point); M.S., Kansas State; Ph.D., Wisconsin (Madison)

Martha B. Haviland, B.A., Rutgers; M.S., A.M., Ph.D., Michigan

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