Welcome to the Center of Cell Signaling (CCS)

BirgeWelcome to the homepage of the Center for Cell Signaling (CCS) at Rutgers, New Jersey Medical School. Our mission is to provide a stimulating research environment for scientists at every career stage and we seek to train and motivate individuals who will shape the future of science. With a strong focus centered on signal transduction, our center encompasses a multidisciplinary and collaborative group of researchers exploring innovative ways to answer questions in biology at the molecular, cellular, systems, and organismal level that continue to strengthen the future of science.

CCS is composed of more than 15 primary tenure and tenure-track faculty members from various academic and clinical departments at the New Jersey Medical School. Our faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and students are engaged in research projects funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), The National Science Foundation (NSF), the Department of Defense (DoD), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research (NJCCR) as well as by several private organizations and corporate collaborations and contracts. We provide a rigorous research and educational environment for Master's, PhD's, MD/PHD's and MD students in our "open laboratory" design that fosters collaborative projects.

I invite you to look inside our center's web pages and discover some of the science and multidisciplinary projects being explored. Whether it is characterizing new pharmacologic targets to treat diseases such as Cancer, Traumatic Brain Injury, Alzheimer's Disease, HIV, Autoimmune Disease, or Cardiovascular Disease, or it is working out new computational methods to understand RNA splicing, global control of gene expression, or functional proteomics, you will find a rich diversity of model systems, many of which are being studied in a highly collaborative atmosphere that crosses clinical and basic science departments. Our goal is to ensure that our faculty, postdocs, students, and staff have the opportunity to contribute at the highest level.

The CCS is now recruiting new faculty with expertise in all aspects of biology, including cancer and cancer immunology, stem cell biology, aging, as well as metabolic and degenerative diseases. Early researchers who have primary author papers in high impact journals and current extramural funding are encouraged to apply. In an effort to attract and support new and exceptional scientists of all backgrounds, Rutgers has created a Chancellors Scholar Fund and a Faculty Diversity Hiring Initiative. Positions are full-time and tenure-track.


Raymond B. Birge, Ph.D.
Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Microbiology, Biochemistry, and Molecular Genetics
Director, Center for Cell Signaling