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
Stem Cell Biology
Azzam, Edouard The roles and mechanisms of redox-modulated intercellular communication in the biological effects of ionizing radiation
PROF-TE
azzamei@njms.rutgers.edu
 
Tian, Bin Our lab studies evolution, mechanisms and consequences of alternative polyadenylation by computational and molecular biology approaches.
PROF-TE
btian@njms.rutgers.edu
 
Ferraris, Ronaldo Cell differentiation and nutrient signaling in epithelia; oxidative stress from sugar metabolism and radiation damage; probiotics and gut microbiome in neonates
PROF-TE
ferraris@njms.rutgers.edu
 
Fraidenraich, Diego We study pluripotent stem cell based repair of cardiac and skeletal muscle defects using mouse models of human disease. Diseases include muscular dystrophy and
ASST PROF-RES
fraidedi@njms.rutgers.edu
 
Kuzhikandathil, Eldo
MANAGING DIR
kuzhikev@njms.rutgers.edu
 
Lazzarino, Deborah
ASST PROF-PROF PRAC-ASST DEAN
lazzarda@njms.rutgers.edu
 
Levison, Steven Enhancing regeneration of the CNS after injury by understanding how to expand resident neural stem cells and through neural stem cell transplantation.
PROF-TE
levisosw@njms.rutgers.edu
 
Lin, Sheldon Our lab, Ortho bone regeneration medicine , focuses on stem cell, growth factor and systems in several models(long bone, fracture, fusion) of normal/impaired DM
ASSOC PROF-TE-DIV CHIEF
linss@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
 
Matsuda, Miho http://njms.rutgers.edu/departments/cell_biology_and_molecular_medicine/labs/matsuda/aboutourlab.cfm
ASST PROF-TT
matsudmi@njms.rutgers.edu
 
Siracusa, Mark My lab investigates the early cellular and molecular events that promote inflammation in the context of protective immunity to helminths and allergic disease.
ASST PROF-TT
mcs294@njms.rutgers.edu
 
Moran, Elizabeth My lab aims to expand understanding of carcinogenesis and tissue regeneration, with particular focus on cellular targets of DNA tumor viruses in osteoblast diff
PROF-TE-DIR
moranel@njms.rutgers.edu
 
Rameshwar, Pranela The lab studies hematopoietic stem cell, cancer stem cell and mesenchymal stem cells. Research studies are conducted for breast cancer and glioblastoma. Mesench
PROF-TE
rameshwa@njms.rutgers.edu
 
Whitehead, Ian My laboratory is investigating new treatment modalities for CML. This is a hematopoietic stem cell disorder that accounts for about 25% of all leukemias.
PROF-TE-DIR
whiteip@njms.rutgers.edu
 
Wood, Teresa Signaling pathways regulating neural and mammary epithelial stem/progenitor cells in normal development, diseases and injury.
PROF-TE-VICE CHAIR
woodte@njms.rutgers.edu
 
Wu, Lizhao My laboratory is primarily interested in understanding how the Rb/E2F pathway and other tumor suppressor/oncogenic pathways control normal development and cance
ADJ ASST PROF BS
wuli@njms.rutgers.edu
 

CBNP Curriculum

Admissions Committee Chair: Dr. Diego Fraidenraich
Please address inquiries and requests for information to: cbnp@gsbs.rutgers.edu or fraidedi@njms.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