Multidisciplinary PhD Program in Biomedical Sciences

Cell Biology, Neuroscience and Physiology (CBNP) Track

This program offers a flexible multidisciplinary curriculum and research opportunities to give students the ability to explore intersections across the disciplines of neuroscience, physiology, biophysics, cardiovascular biology, molecular pharmacology and stem cell biology. During 3 semesters of integrated coursework, students will take 3 laboratory research rotations and select mentors for focused thesis research. Students who earn Ph.D. degrees in the CBNP track will be positioned to continue their careers performing the interdisciplinary and translational systems biology research that will epitomize the future of biomedical research.

All Faculty in the Cell Biology, Neuroscience and Physiology (CBNP) Track
Neuroscience
Physiology
Biophysics
Cardiovascular Biology
Molecular Pharmacology
Harris, Andrew Structure-function of connexin channels and the roles they play in physiology & pathology, utilizing biophysical, biochemical, genetic and cellular approaches.
PROF-TE
aharris@njms.rutgers.edu
 
Townes-Anderson, Ellen
PROF-TE-DIR
andersel@njms.rutgers.edu
 
Berlin, Joshua My research focus is P-type active ion transporters, their molecular mechanisms of ion transport, their roles in cellular homeostasis and disease processes.
PROF-TE
berlinjr@njms.rutgers.edu
 
Contreras, Jorge Research in my laboratory focuses on defining the molecular and cellular determinants that regulate cell-to-cell communication.
ASST PROF-TT
contrejo@njms.rutgers.edu
 
Dartois, Veronique Research activities focus on the pharmacokinetics, efficacy, tissue distribution and imaging of TB drugs, in animal models and in new in vitro assays.
ASSOC PROF-RES-DIR
dartoiva@njms.rutgers.edu
 
Diehl, Scott We study millions of genetic polymorphisms from arrays or next generation sequencing to reveal the causes of individual differences in disease risk and response
Professor - Director
diehlsr@njms.rutgers.edu
 
Frederikse, Peter Close links between diabetic complications and major degenerative disease guide our work on amyloid proteins and models of sporadic Alzheimer protein pathology
ADJ ASSC PROF-BS
frederph@njms.rutgers.edu
 
Howells, Richard Structure/activity of opioid receptors. Opioids as pharmacological chaperones during receptor biosynthesis. Inhibition of tumor cell growth by select opioids.
PROF-TE
howells@njms.rutgers.edu
 
Kuzhikandathil, Eldo
MANAGING DIR
kuzhikev@njms.rutgers.edu
 
Maiese, Kenneth The Maiese laboratory focuses upon therapeutic strategies for disorders such as cardiovascular disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, and Alzheimer's disease.
PROF CLIN SUB CM
maieseke@njms.rutgers.edu
 
Mc Ardle, Joseph
PROF-TE
mcardle@njms.rutgers.edu
 
Muresan, Zoia My research interests include the cell biology of tight junctions and the vesicle trafficking with relevance to Alzheimer’s Disease.
ADJ ASSOC PROF PART TIME
muresazo@njms.rutgers.edu
 
Nowycky, Martha My lab studies voltage-gated and TRP channels, signal transduction and calcium signaling. We use imaging and patch clamp techniques.
PROF-TE
nowyckmc@njms.rutgers.edu
 
Rohacs, Tibor Regulation of ion channels in sensory neurons: temperature sensors and nociceptors. Structure and function studies on TRPV6, an intestinal calcium transporting
PROF-TE
rohacsti@njms.rutgers.edu
 
Shirokov, Roman
ASSOC PROF-TE
rshiroko@njms.rutgers.edu
 
Thomas, Andrew Endocrine regulation of metabolism; calcium signal transduction in liver, heart & brain; mitochondria and cell injury; signaling in malaria; live cell imaging
PROF-TE-SR ASSOC DEAN
thomasap@njms.rutgers.edu
 
Ulloa, Luis We study the physiological and molecular mechanisms modulating the immune system and they can be used to treat infectious and inflammatory disorders.
ASSOC PROF-TE
ulloalu@njms.rutgers.edu
 
Xie, Lai-hua Electrophysiology and Calcium handling in the heart; Cardiac remodeling and mechanisms of arrhythmias in experimental and natural animal models.
ASSOC PROF-TT
xiela@njms.rutgers.edu
 
Tao, Yuanxiang Ongoing research in my laboratory: molecular and cellular mechanisms that underlie chronic pain and opioid-induced analgesic tolerance and hyperalgesia
PROF-TE-VICE CHAIR
yt211@njms.rutgers.edu
 
Stem Cell Biology

CBNP Curriculum

Admissions Committee Chair: Dr. Vanessa Routh
Please address inquiries and requests for information to: cbnp@gsbs.rutgers.edu

The following subdisciplines can be pursued within the CBNP track:

Neuroscience

Pharmacology and Physiology

Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine

Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine

CBNP Application