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American Studies 050
Behavioral and Neural Sciences 112
Biology 120
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Business and Science 137
Chemistry 160
Creative Writing 200
Criminal Justice 202
Economics 220
English 350 (Includes American Literature 352)
Environmental Science 375
Environmental Geology 380
Global Affairs 478
History 510
Jazz History and Research 561
Liberal Studies 606
Management 620
Mathematical Sciences 645
Nursing 705
Peace and Conflict Studies 735
Physics, Applied 755
Political Science 790
Psychology 830
Public Administration 834
Urban Environmental Analysis and Management
Urban Systems 977 (Joint Ph.D. with NJIT)
Women's and Gender Studies 988
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Camden Newark New Brunswick/Piscataway
  Graduate School–Newark 2015–2017 Programs, Faculty, and Courses Biology 120  

Biology 120

Degree Programs Offered: Master of Science, Masters of Business and Science, Doctor of Philosophy

Director of Graduate Programs: Edward Bonder, Ph.D., Room 206, Boyden Hall (973-353-5347)


Members of the Biological Sciences Graduate Faculty:

Edward M. Bonder, Biological Sciences; Ph.D., Pennsylvania
Cell and developmental biology

Dirk Bucher, Biological Sciences-NJIT; Ph.D., Free University of Berlin

Dan Bunker, Biological Sciences-NJIT; Ph.D., Pittsburgh
Community ecology

Ann Cali, Biological Sciences; Ph.D., Ohio State
Parasitic protistology and ultrastructure

Radoslaw Dobrowolski, Biological Sciences; Ph.D., Bonn
Wnt signaling and neurodegenerative disease

Eric Fortune, Biological Sciences-NJIT; Ph.D., Chicago
Systems physiology

Gerald D. Frenkel, Biological Sciences; Ph.D., Harvard

Wilma J. Friedman, Biological Sciences; Ph.D., Rockefeller
Molecular neurobiology

Nan Gao, Biological Sciences; Ph.D., Vanderbilt
Mechanism of mitotic division and cell polarity in somatic stem cell and cancer cell

Simon Garnier, Biological Sciences-NJIT; Ph.D., Toulouse
Behavioral ecology

Jorge Golowasch, Biological Sciences-NJIT; Ph.D., Brandeis

Gal Haspel, Biological Sciences-NJIT; Ph.D., Ben Gurion
Neurobiology of locomotion

Claus Holzapfel, Biological Sciences; Ph.D., Göttingen (Germany)
Community ecology

Andrew E. Kasper, Biological Sciences; Ph.D., Connecticut

Haesun Kim, Biological Sciences; Ph.D., Cincinnati
Cell and molecular biology of myelinating glial cells

Edward G. Kirby, Biological Sciences; Ph.D., Florida
Developmental physiology of plants

Patrice Maurel, Biological Sciences; Ph.D., Paul Sabatier (France)
Cell biology of axoglial interactions

Douglas W. Morrison, Biological Sciences; Ph.D., Cornell
Behavioral ecology

Farzan Nadim, Biological Sciences-NJIT; Ph.D., Boston
Neuroscience and computational biology

Alex Rodriguez, Biological Sciences; Ph.D., Rutgers
Investigating the role of local protein synthesis on epithelial cell junction formation

Gareth Russell, Biological Sciences-NJIT; Ph.D., Tennessee
Computational ecology

Karina Schafer, Biological Sciences; Ph.D., Duke
Ecosystems ecologist

Tracy Tran, Biological Sciences; Ph.D., California (Los Angeles)
Molecular mechanisms of axon guidance and synapse formation

Jessica Ware, Biological Sciences; Ph.D., Rutgers
Systematics and evolution of odonata and dictyopyera

Gregory F. Weber, Biological Sciences; Ph.D., Virginia
Cell biology and biophysics

Associate Members of the Biological Sciences Graduate Faculty:

Elizabeth D. Abercrombie, CMBN; Ph.D., Princeton
Central monoaminergic systems

Frank Jordan, Chemistry; Ph.D., Pennsylvania
Enzyme mechanisms; protein NMR

Richard Mendelsohn, Chemistry; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Biophysical chemistry; spectroscopy of biological membranes

Joan I. Morrell, CMBN; Ph.D., Rochester Medical

James M. Tepper, CMBN; Ph.D., Colorado
Neurobiology of monoamines

Adjunct Members:

Ali Abdi, NJIT; Ph.D., Minnesota
Computational biology

Francisco J. Artigas, MERI; Ph.D., Ohio
Environmental science

Amitabha Bose, Math-NJIT; Ph.D., Brown
Applied mathematics

Edgardo Farinas, NJIT; Ph.D., California (Santa Cruz)
Protein engineering, design, and optimization

Steven Levinson, New Jersey Medical School: Ph.D., North Carolina (Chapel Hill)
Regenerative potential of CNS stem cells and pregenitors to brain injuries and diseases

Treena Livingston, NJIT; Ph.D., Pennsylvania
Biomedical engineering

Victor Matveev, Math-NJIT; Ph.D., SUNY (Stony Brook)
Mathematical and computational modeling of synaptic function

Robert M. Miura, Math-NJIT; Ph.D., Princeton
Mathematical neuroscience and ion diffusion in the brain

Cyrill Muratov, Math-NJIT; Ph.D., Boston
Modeling and analysis of cell-cell communication in development

Camelia Prodan, Physics-NJIT; Ph.D., Houston
Biophysics of cytoskeleton

Horacio G. Rotstein, Math-NJIT; Ph.D., Technion
Phase transition dynamics with memory

Kim Russell, Biological Sciences-NJIT; Ph.D., Tennessee
Community ecology

Sanjay Tyagi, New Jersey Medical School; Ph.D., Maryland
Dynamics of synthesis of mRNA and their intracellular transport

Peddrick Weis, New Jersey Medical School; Ph.D., New York
Mechanisms for acquiring tolerance to heavy metals

Professor Emeriti:

Harvey H. Feder, Biological Sciences; Ph.D., Oregon Medical School

Lion Gardiner, Biological Sciences; Ph.D., Rhode Island

G. Miller Jonakait, Biological Sciences-NJIT; Ph.D., Cornell Medical
Developmental neuroscience

David Kafkewitz, Biological Sciences, Emeritus; Ph.D., Cornell

Judith S. Weis, Biological Sciences, Emerita; Ph.D., New York
Marine biology

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