Graduate Program in Cell and Developmental Biology

  • Bryce Nickels
    Professor
    Rutgers University
    Department of Genetics
    Waksman Institute, Room 335
    Piscataway, NJ 08854-0759
    (848) 445-6852
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    Mechanism of transcription, regulation of bacterial gene expression

  • Richard W. Padgett
    Professor
    Rutgers University
    Department of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
    Waksman Institute
    Piscataway, NJ 08855-0759
    (848) 445-0251
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    Signal transduction, trafficking of TGFß, microRNAs in cancer, developmental biology, C. elegans and Drosophila, signal transduction, cell biology, stem cells, molecular genetics, signaling pathways, cancer biology

  • Zhiping Pang
    Assistant Professor
    Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
    Department of Neuroscience & Cell Biology
    The Child Health Institute of NJ
    89 French Street, Room 3277
    New Brunswick, NJ 08901
    (732) 235-8074
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    Mechanisms of synaptic regulation: From stem cell to the brain


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    Kenneth Paradiso
    Assistant Professor
    Rutgers University
    Department of Biological Sciences
    Nelson Biological Labs - D418
    Busch Campus
    Piscataway, NJ 08855-1059
    (848) 445-4569
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    Pre- and postsynaptic physiology at the calyx of Held

  • John E. Pintar
    Professor
    Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
    Department of Neuroscience & Cell Biology
    RWJ-SPH Bldg. Room 359
    683 Hoes Lane
    Piscataway, NJ 08854
    (732) 235-4250
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    Genetic and microarray analysis of endogenous opioid systems; insulin-like growth factor systems in development and cancer; post-translational processing enzymes

  • Vincenzo Pirrotta
    Professor
    Rutgers University
    Department of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
    Nelson Biological Labs. Room A121
    Piscataway, NJ 08854
    (848) 445-2446
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    Chromatin structure and dynamics. polycomb silencing mechanisms, epigenetic mechanisms, developmental gene regulation, genomic programming, Drosophila genetics

  • Sally Radovick
    Professor
    Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
    Department of Pediatrics
    The Child Health Institute of NJ
    89 French Street, Room 4212
    New Brunswick, NJ 08901
    (732) 235-9524
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    Pediatric growth and development disorders

  • Mladen-Roko Rasin
    Associate Professor
    Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Room R312
    Department of Neuroscience & Cell Biology
    RWJMS
    475 Hoes Lane
    Piscataway, NJ 08854
    (732) 235-4553
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    Molecular and cellular mechanisms of neocortical circuit formation



  • Christopher Rongo
    Professor
    Rutgers University
    Department of Genetics
    Waksman Institute
    Piscataway. NJ 08854-0759
    (848) 445-0955
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    C. elegans, mitochondria, learning and memory, neurons, synapses, hypoxia, ischemia, ubiquitination, proteasome, proteostasis, autophagy, mitophagy

  • Charles M. Roth
    Professor
    Rutgers University
    Department of Chemical & Biochemical Engineering
    599 Taylor Road
    Piscataway, NJ 08854
    (848) 445-6686
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    Gene-based therapeutics; bioinformatics and systems biology; hepatocyte differentiation; novel strategies for treatment of brain tumors

  • Monica Roth
    Professor
    Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Room 636
    Department of Pharmacology 
    675 Hoes Lane
    Piscataway, NJ 08855
    (732) 235-5048
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    Retroviruses: integration, reverse transcriptase, envelope proteins, gene therapy, targeted entry, structural studies

  • Loren Runnels
    Associate Professor
    Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
    Department of Pharmacology
    Research Tower, Fourth Floor
    675 Hoes Lane West
    Piscataway, NJ 08854
    (732) 235-4593
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    Signal transduction, Live cell imaging, Confocal microscopy, Biochemistry, Electrophysiology

  • Alexey G. Ryazanov
    Professor
    Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Room 443
    Department of Pharmacology
    675 Hoes Lane
    Piscataway, NJ 08854
    (732) 235-5526
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    Novel protein kinases and signal transduction

  • Hatem Sabaawy
    Assistant Professor
    Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
    Department of Medicine
    The Cancer Institute of NJ, Room 4562
    195 Little Albany Street
    New Brunswick, NJ 08901
    (732) 235-8081
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    Stem cells, cell cycle regulation and zebrafish models for drug discovery

  • Dipak Sarkar
    Distinguished Professor
    Department of Animal Sciences
    Rutgers University
    Director, Endocrine Program
    Endocrine Research Facility
    67 Poultry Farm Road
    New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8521
    (848)932-1529
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    Influences of stress and drug abuse on neuroendocrine and neuroimmune systems

  • Karen Schindler
    Associate Professor
    Rutgers University
    Department of Genetics
    Life Sciences Building, Room 222
    Piscataway, NJ 08854
    (848) 445-2563
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    Signal transduction, meiosis, aneuploidy, gamete formation and reproduction

  • Stephan K. Schwander
    Associate Professor
    Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
    Department of Environmental & Community Medicine
    School of Public Health, Room 305
    683 Hoes Lane
    Piscataway. NJ 08854
    (732) 235-5405
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    Human antimycobacterial immunity, human lung immunology during Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection and disease, effects of manufactured and engineered nanoparticles on antimycobacterial immunity in primary human cells and cell lines, effects of urban air pollution particulate matter on innate and adaptive antimycobacterial immune responses in human bronchoalveolar, blood, and respiratory epithelial cells

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    Kathleen W. Scotto

    Professor and Dean
    Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
    Department of Pharmacology
    The Cancer Institute of NJ, Room 4558
    195 Little Albany Street
    New Brunswick, NJ 08901
    (732) 235-4812
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    Regulation of expression of drug resistance genes in human tumors

  • Konstantin V. Severinov
    Professor
    Rutgers University
    Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
    Waksman Institute of Microbiology
    190 Frelinghuysen Rd., Room 224
    Piscataway, NJ 08855-0759
    (848) 445-6095
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    Genetic and biochemical analysis of RNA polymerases from E. coli and yeast, site-directed modification of proteins


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    Troy Shinbrot
    Professor
    Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
    Dept of Pharmacology
    Child Health Institute
    89 French Street
    New Brunswick, NJ 08901
    (732) 235-4501
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    Mechanisms for self-assembly in cells and in mixing problems