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American Studies 050
Behavioral and Neural Sciences 112
Biology 120
Graduate Courses
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
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
Global Urban Systems 977 (Joint Ph.D with NJIT)
Women's and Gender Studies 988
Divisions of the University
Camden Newark New Brunswick/Piscataway
  Graduate School-Newark 2018-2020 Programs, Faculty, and Courses Biology 120  
Rutgers University–Newark Undergraduate 2018–2020
Biology 120

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

Director of Graduate Programs: Jessica Ware, Ph.D. (

Chair: Claus Holzapfel, Ph.D. (


Members of the Biological Sciences Graduate Faculty:

Philp Barden; Ph.D., American Museum of Natural History Richard Gilder Graduate School
Evolutionary biology

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

Angelo Soto Cento; Ph.D., Florida
Evolutionary biology

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

Brooke Flammang; Ph.D., Harvard
Organismal biology

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

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 (France)
Behavioral ecology

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

Gal Haspel, Biological Sciences, NJIT; Ph.D., Ben Gurion (Israel)
Neurobiology of locomotion

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

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

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

Horacio Rotstein; Ph.D., Israel Institute of Technology
Biophysical and dynamic mechanisms

Sara Ruane; Ph.D., CUNY
Evolutionary biology

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

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

Kristen Serveri; Ph.D., Northeastern

Daphne Soares; Ph.D., Maryland

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

Jessica Ware, Biological Sciences; Ph.D., Rutgers
Evolutionary biology

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

Gregory Webber; Ph.D., Thomas Jefferson
Molecular cell biology

Associate Members of the Biological Sciences Graduate Faculty:

Amitabha Bose

Frank Gallagher

Bart Krekelberg

Adam Kustka

James Tepper

NTT (Nontenure Track) Faculty and Instructors:

Rola Bekdash

Miguel Cervantes

Darshan Desai

Caroline Devan

Mary Konsolaki

Thomas Pietri

Susan Seipel

Maria Stanko

John Yarotsky

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

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

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

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