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Faculty

Edward Arnold, Ph.D. Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Rutgers University, and Resident Member, Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine. Protein and virus structure, X-ray crystallography, AIDS, polymerases, and vaccines

Gail Ferstandig Arnold, Ph.D. Research Professor, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology Rutgers University. Development of chimeric human rhinoviruses as vaccines, immunotherapeutics, and diagnostic reagents; and understanding of the sequence and structural basis of immunogenicity

Kenneth J. Breslauer, Ph.D. Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Rutgers University. Molecular recognition, drug-DNA interactions, DNA polymorphism, characterizing inter- and intramolecular forces macroscopically and microscopically, biothermodynamics

Gary Brewer, Ph.D. Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Rutgers RWJMS. Post-transcriptional control of gene expression in disease, cancer, immune response, congestive heart failure

Paul Copeland, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Rutgers RWJMS. Regulation of gene expression at the translational level, incorporation and utilization of selenocysteine

Siobhan A. Corbett, MD. Associate Professor of Surgery, Rutgers RWJMS. De novo expression of the integrin alpha5beta1 regulates alphavbeta3-mediated adhesion and migration on fibrinogen

Kiron M. Das, M.D., Ph.D. Professor of Medicine, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Rutgers RWJMS. Immunopathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease

David T. Denhardt, Ph.D. Professor II, Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, Rutgers University. On the systems biology of osteopontin: Role in autoimmune disease, stress responses, bone remodeling and cancer metastasis

Joseph P. Dougherty, Ph.D. Professor of Pharmacologyr, Rutgers RWJMS.
HIV replication and lentiviral mediated gene transfer

Huizhou Fan, M.D., Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, Rutgers RWJMS. Mammalian cell biology: signaling regulation of protein ectodomain shedding, sexually transmitted infection: molecular biology and inhibition of Chlamydiae

David J. Foran, Ph.D. Professor of Pathology & Radiology, Rutgers RWJMS. Computer-assisted diagnostics, medical imaging, machine learning, data mining, medical informatics

Ramsey A. Foty, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Surgery, Rutgers RWJMS. The biophysical and biomolecular basis of prostate cancer progression to metastasis

Abram Gabriel, M.D., M.P.H. Associate Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Rutgers University. Yeast, retrotransposons, reverse transcriptase, fidelity, DNA repair, chromosome stability

Marc Gartenberg, Ph.D. Professor of Pharmacology, Rutgers RWJMS. Sister chromatid cohesion; gene expression; chromatin and epigenetics

Celine Gelinas, Ph.D. Professor, Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine and Rutgers RWJMS, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Oncogenes, transcription, malignant cell transformation, cell proliferation, apoptosis

Beatrice Haimovich, Ph.D. Associate Professor, of Surgery, Rutgers RWJMS. Cell-surface interaction: adhesion receptors mediated signals

Michael Hampsey, Ph.D. Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Rutgers RWJMS. Regulation of gene expression, yeast genetics

Charles William Hewitt, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Surgery, Rutgers RWJMS at Camden. Vascularized bone marrow, composite tissue, and extremity transplantation, bioengineering of artificial tissues; site-specific immune modulation

Kim M. Hirschfield, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology and The Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Rutgers CINJ. Breast cancer, high risk breast abnormalities, translational research, genetic contributors to breast cancer risk and outcomes

Masayori Inouye, Ph.D. Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Rutgers RWJMS. Molecular biology of cellular adaptation to stresses

William G. Johnson, M.D. Professor of Neurology, Rutgers RWJMS. Human genetics, nervious system traits & diseases, linkage mapping, genomic markers, microsatellite polymorphisms, positional cloning

Terri Goss Kinzy, Ph.D. Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Rutgers RWJMS. Regulation of gene expression, mechanisms of protein synthesis and G-Protein regulation

Thomas J. Kirn, M.D. Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Molecular mechanisms of bacterial pathogenesis and the development/utilization of diagnostic molecular assays for infectious diseases

Joachim B. Kohn, Ph.D. Professor of Chemistry, Rutgers University. Biocompatibility of medical implant materials, artificial biopolymer

Sunita Gupta Kramer, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Rutgers RWJMS. Cell migration and signaling, extracellular matrix, muscle and heart development

Jerome A. Langer, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Pharmacology, Rutgers RWJMS. Structure and function of interferons and interferon receptors; development of Type I IFN antagonists; role of IFNs in autoimmune diseases such as lupus

Amale Laouar, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Child Health Institute, Rutgers RWJMS, Gut mucosal immunity with a special focus on host immune responses to infection and food allergy, as well as vaccination for inflammatory diseases and cancers of the gastrointesitnal tract

Edmund C. Lattime, Ph.D. Professor of Surgery and Associate Director, Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Tumor immunology, immune mechanisms, genetically-based vaccine strategies

John Lenard, Ph.D. Professor of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, Rutgers RWJMS.  Long-term effects of sterol deprivation in C. elegans: sterol content of synchronized wild-type and mutant populations

Honghua Li, Ph.D. Professor of Pharmacology, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Genome-scale understanding the genetic basis of breast cancer, understanding the mechanisms underlying human immunoglobulin VH gene complex diversification

Leroy Fong Liu, Ph.D. Professor of Pharmacology, Rutgers RWJMS. Cancer biology, cancer pharmacology, DNA conformation dynamics, DNA damage and repair

Peter Lobel, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Rutgers RWJMS. Hereditary neurodegenerative diseases, functional genomics, lysosomes, protein targeting

Michael P. Matise, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Neuroscience & Cell Biology, Rutgers RWJMS. Molecular genetic control of vertebrate CNS development

Randall D. McKinnon, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Surgery (Neurosurgery), Rutgers RWJMS. Developmental neurobiology, neuroncology, growth factors

Joachim W. Messing, Ph.D. Professor of Molecular Biology and Director of the Waksman Institute. 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 H. Millonig, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, Rutgers RWJMS, and Resident Member of the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine. Dorsal CNS development, Bmp signaling, mouse mutations and autism

William R. Moyle, Ph.D. Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rutgers RWJMS.  Functional homodimeric glycoprotein hormones: implications for hormone action and evolution

Sidney Pestka, M.D. Professor, Department Chair, Molecular Genetics, Microbiology and Immunology, Rutgers RWJMS. Receptors, signal transduction, interferons and cytokines, protein expression

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

Arnold Rabson, M.D. Professor of Molecular Genetics, Microbiology and Immunology, Rutgers RWJMS, and Director of the Child Health Institute of New Jersey. Gene regulation in cancer, human retroviral infections

Michael Reiss, M.D. Professor, Associate Director for Translational Research; Director, Breast Cancer Research Program at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Role of transforming growth factor-ß(TGFß) in human cancer, targeting TGFß signaling as cancer therapy

Yacov Ron, Ph.D. Professor of Pharmacology, Rutgers RWJMS. Cellular mechanism of autoimmunity and gene transfer approaches for treatment of autoimmune diseases

Amrik Sahota, Ph.D. Professor of Genetics, Rutgers University, Adenine phosphoribosyltransferase deficiency, chronic renal failure, microchimerism and organ transplantation, Alzheimers disease, molecular diagnostics

Yufang Shi, Ph.D. Professor of Pharmacology, Rutgers RWJMS. Apoptosis in lymphocytes,immune regulation, psychoneuroimmunology, and bone-lymphocyte connection

Martha Soto, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Rutgers RWJMS. Using C. elegans embryos to investigate polarized cell divisions and polarized cell migrations during development

Stanley Stein, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor, Rutgers RWJMS, and Research Professor, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy. Medical applications of protein/peptide/oligonucleotide biotechnology

Ann Stock, Ph.D. Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Rutgers RWJMS; Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Member of the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine. Structure/function analysis of signal transduction proteins

Victor Stollar, M.D. Professor, Rutgers RWJMS. Mosquito-transmitted viruses; viral genetics, biochemistry of viral replication. Complementation of and interference with Sindbis virus replication by full length and deleted forms of the nonstructural protein nsP1, expressed in stable transfectants of Hela cells

Roger K. Strair, M.D., Ph.D. Associate Professor of Medicine, Rutgers, The Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Cellular and genetic approaches to hematopoietic stem cell manipulation

Nathan R. Treff, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine, Molecular genetics of infertility, human embryogenesis, and human ES cell development

Nancy C. Walworth, Ph.D. Professor of Pharmacology, Rutgers RWJMS. Cell cycle checkpoint control in response to DNA damage

Guy Werlen, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Biology, Rutgers University Signaling networks & mechanisms that control life and death of developing T lymphocytes

Donald A. Winkelmann, Ph.D. Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Rutgers RWJMS. Protein structure, molecular motors, protein engineering, macromolecular assembly, muscle contraction

Nancy A. Woychik, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Rutgers RWJMS. Aging; Viral/Bacterial Pathogenesis; Cancer

Mengqing Xiang, M.D., Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Rutgers RWJMS. Molecular bases of sensorineural development, transcriptional regulation of retinal and inner ear development

Peter D. Yurchenco, M.D., Ph.D.  Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Rutgers RWJMS. Assembly, structure and function of basement membranes

X. F. Steven Zheng, Ph.D. University Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Rutgers RWJMS. Growth control, signal transduction, cancer, chemical genetics and genomics, drug discovery