Multidisciplinary PhD Program in Biomedical Sciences

Molecular Biology, Genetics and Cancer (MBGC) Track

The MBGC Track includes the disciplines of Molecular Biology, Molecular Genetics, and Cancer, as well as Biochemistry, Radiation Biology, Structural Biology, and Bioinformatics. These disciplines encompass a set of complementary approaches to life processes. Their common objective is to understand how structure and function define intra- and inter-cellular processes. Students in this track will receive a broad, yet personalized, scientific education. Such training will expand the students' capacity for scholarly activity and independent creative thinking. The MBGC Track emphasizes practical preparation for scientific careers in both academia and industry.

 

All Faculty in the Molecular Biology, Genetics and Cancer (MBGC) Track
Biochemistry
Molecular Genetics
Cancer Biology
Radiation Biology
Bioinformatics
Pathology
Batish, Mona We are developing a method for single molecule RNA imaging of gene fusion transcripts. We are also working to explore the biology of Ewing Sarcoma cancers.
ASST PROF-TT
batishmo@njms.rutgers.edu
 
Benevenia, Joseph Our department provides exposure to a myraid of musculoskeletal investigations including molecular signaling, tissue engineering, enhancement of bone healing, m
PROF-TE-CHAIR
benevejo@njms.rutgers.edu
 
Fitzgerald-Bocarsly, Patricia Our lab focuses on innate immune responses to human viral pathogens. Current work is centered on the basic and clinical biology of plasmacytoid dendritic cells,
PROF-TE-DIR
bocarsly@njms.rutgers.edu
 
Coffman, Frederick Tumor cell biology including chitinase proteins in tumor survival, TNF cytotoxic mechanisms, regulation of DNA replication, and biophysical profiling
ASSOC PROF-TEACH
coffmafd@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
 
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
 
Lambert, Muriel Genomic instability and cancer predisposition diseases; the hematological disorder, Fanconi anemia, and the role defective DNA repair plays in this disorder
PROF-TE
mlambert@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
 
Parashar, Vijay Cell-cell communication and second messenger signaling play a pivotal role in the development of virulence, antibiotic resistance and biofilm formation by multi
ASST PROF-TT
parashvk@njms.rutgers.edu
 
Raveche, Elizabeth http://njms2.umdnj.edu/gpthnweb/raveche.html
PROF BASIC SCIENCE
raveches@njms.rutgers.edu
 
Studzinski, George Cancer therapy translational studies of signaling networks that integrate control of cell cycle,apoptosis and vitamin D-induced leukemia cell differentiation.
PROF-TE
studzins@njms.rutgers.edu
 
Tsiagbe, Vincent Endogenous retrovirus superantigen in B cell lymphoma; Human endogenous retroviruses in human cancer; Immunologic basis of periodontal disease & bone resorption
ASSC PROF BASIC SCIENCE
tsiagbvk@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
 

Molecular Biology, Genetics and Cancer Curriculum

Guided Curriculum in Cancer Biology
Guided Curriculum in Structural Biology
Guided Curriculum in Translational Research
Guided Curriculum in Genomics Bioinformatics
Guided Curriculum in Gene Expression and Signal Transduction

Admissions committee chair: Dr. Nikhat Parveen
Please address inquiries and requests for information to: mbgc@gsbs.rutgers.edu

Additional information on specific faculty research interests can be found on the following departmental websites:

Microbiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Cancer Center

MBGC Application