Current Students

IMSD @ Rutgers–New Brunswick

Current IMSD Students

Entry Year: 2018
Program: Plant Biology
PI: James Simon, Ph.D.
Department: Plant Biology
School: SEBS
Research Project: Genetic Transformation Of Catnip (Nepeta Cataria).

Entry Year: 2019
Program: Neuroscience
PI: Anna Konova, Ph.D.
Department: Psychiatry
School: RWJMS
Research Project: Formation and maintenance of optimistic beliefs in opioid use disorder. 

Entry Year: 2018
Program: Nutritional Sciences
PI: Paul Breslin, Ph.D.
Department: Nutritional Sciences
School: SEBS
Research Project: Endocannabinoid/CB1 Receptor Signaling In Human Fat Appetite

Entry Year: 2016
Program:
Cell and Developmental Biology (Molecular Biosciences) 
PI: Jim Millonig, PhD
Department: Neuroscience and Cell Biology 
School: RWJMS 
Research Project:  

Entry Year: 2018
Program:
Cell and Developmental Biology
PI: Advaitha Madireddy, Ph.D.
Department: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
School: CINJ
Research Project: Mechanism Driving Genomic Instability Of ATLL

Entry Year: 2020
Program:
Molecular Genetics and Microbiology - MD/Ph.D. Candidate 
PI: Karen Schindler, PhD
Department: Genetics 
School: SAS 
Research Project: Maternal genetic variants associated with female infertility.  

Entry Year: 2020
Program: Molecular Genetics and Microbiology (Molecular Biosciences)
PI: Kim Thamatrakoln, PhD
Department: Marine and Coastal Sciences 
School: SEBS 
Research Project: TBD

Entry Year: 2017
Program: Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources
PI: Sioban Duffy, Ph.D.
Department: Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources
School: SEBS
Research Project: Evolutionary Dynamics of ssDNA Viruses

IMSD Associate
Entry Year: 2020
Program: Cell and Developmental Biology (Molecular Biosciences)
PI: Annika Barber, Ph.D.
Department: Molecular Biology, and Biochemistry
School: SAS
Research Project: Role of key neuropeptides in Drosophila

Entry Year: 2020
Program: Neuroscience
PI: Brian Daniels, Ph.D.
Department: Cell Biology and Neuroscience
School: SAS
Research Project: Neuroimmunology

IMSD Associate
Program: Toxicology
PI: Cheryl F. Dreyfus, Ph.D.
Department: Neuroscience & Cell Biology
School: RWJMS
Research Project: Effects Of Metabotropic Glutamate Receptor Agonists In The EAE Mouse Model Of Multiple Sclerosis

Entry Year: 2017
Program: Cell and Developmental Biology (Molecular Biosciences)
PI: Moshmi Bhattcharya, Ph.D.
Department: Medicine
School: RWJMS
Research Project: Role of kisspeptin in hepatocellular carcinoma

IMSD Associate
Entry Year: 2018
Program: Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology (Molecular Biosciences)
PI: Shridar Ganesan, Ph.D.
Department: Medicine and Pharmacology
School: CINJ
Research Project: Triple Negative Breast Cancer and Cancer Genomics 

Entry Year: 2019
Program: Toxicology
PI: Grace Guo, Ph.D.
Department: Pharmacology and Toxicology
School: Pharmacy
Research Project: Examining the Tissue-Specific Function of FXR in the Presence of NASH

Entry Year: 2019
Program: Public Health - M.D./Ph.D. Candidate
PI: Thomas Mackie, Ph.D., MPH
Department: Health Behavior, Society and Policy
School: SPH
Research Project: Autism Screening In An Underserved Population

Entry Year: 2016
Program: Cell and Developmental Biology (Molecular Biosciences)
PI: Huaye Zhang, Ph.D.
Department: Neuroscience and Cell Biology
School: RWJMS
Research Project: Role Of Par1c/MARK1 In Dendritic Spine Plasticity

Entry Year: 2017
Program: Microbial Biology
PI: Alvaro Toledo, Ph.D.
Department: Department of Entomology
School: SEBS
Research Project: Mechanisms Of Cholesterol Acquisition By Borrelia Burgdorferi

IMSD Associate
Entry Year: 2016
Program: Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources
PI: Henry John-Alder, Ph.D.
Department: Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources
School: SEBS
Research Project: The Impacts Of Water Quality On New Jersey Frogs

Entry Year: 2020
Program: Cell and Developmental Biology (Molecular Biosciences)
PI: Jian Cao, Ph.D.
Department: Medicine
School: CINJ
Research Project: A novel oncogene in hepatocellular carcinoma

Entry Year: 2017
Program: Cell and Developmental Biology
PI: Joseph Freeman, Ph.D.
Department: Biomedical Engineering
School: SOE
Research Project: Mesenchymal Stem Cell Stimulation for Muscle Differentiation

Entry Year: 2020
Program: Microbial and Molecular Genetics (Molecular Biosciences)
PI: Jeffrey Boyd, Ph.D.
Department: Biochemistry and Microbiology
School: SAS
Research Project: TBD

Entry Year: 2020
Program: Biomedical Engineering
PI: Li Cai, Ph.D.
Department: Biomedical Engineering
School: SAS
Research Project: Function of LAPTM4B on retinal development

Entry Year: 2020
Program: Toxicology
PI: Debra Laskin, Ph.D., Grace Guo, Ph.D.
Department: Pharmacology and Toxicology
School: Pharmacy
Research Project: Changes in mice lungs after acute ozone exposure

IMSD Associate
Entry Year: 2019
Program: Microbiology and Molecular Genetics (Molecular Biosciences)
PI: Jeffrey Boyd, Ph.D.
Department: Biochemistry and Microbiology
School: SAS
Research Project: Staphylococcus Aureus Respiration Sensors

Entry Year: 2019
Program: Microbiology and Molecular Genetics (Molecular Biosciences)
PI: Karen Schindler, Ph.D.
Department: Genetics
School: SAS
Research Project: Mechanisms that mediate reproductive aging

Entry Year: 2018
Program: Cell and Developmental Biology (Molecular Biosciences)
PI: Pingyue Pan, Ph.D.
Department: Neuroscience and Cell Biology
School: RWJMS
Research Project: SynJ1 deficiency In Parkinson’s disease

Entry Year: 2018
Program: Neuroscience
PI: David Margolis, Ph.D.
Department: Cell Biology and Neuroscience
School: SAS
Research Project: Sensory-Motor Integration In The Striatum

Entry Year: 2020
Program: Toxicology
PI: Phoebe Stapleton, Ph.D., Emily Barrett, Ph.D.
Department: Pharmacology and Toxicology
School: Pharmacy
Research Project: Effects of environmental chemicals on cardiovascular and placental development in pregnant rats

Entry Year: 2019
Program: Nutritional Sciences
PI: Joshua Miller, Ph.D.
Department: Nutritional Sciences
School: SEBS
Research Project: TBD

Entry Year: 2020
Program: Toxicology
PI: Jeffrey Laskin, Ph.D.
Department: Environmental and Community Medicine
School: RWJMS
Research Project: Toxic effects of mechlorethamine

Entry Year: 2016
Program: Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology
PI: Loren Runnels, Ph.D.
Department: Pharmacology
School: RWJMS
Research Project: Role of TRPM7 In Magnesium Transport And Its Impact On Cancer Cell Growth And Metastasis

IMSD Associate
Program: Chemistry
PI: Jean Baum, Ph.D.
Department: Chemistry and Chemical Biology
School: SAS
Research Project: Investigating Collagen Structure and Dynamics

Entry Year: 2016
Program: Plant Biology
PI: Ilya Raskin, Ph.D.
Department: Department of Plant Biology
School: SEBS
Research Project: Bioactivity of isothiocyanate-rich morning seed extract

Entry Year: 2020
Program: Biomedical Engineering
PI: Francois Berthiaume, Ph.D.
Department: Biomedical Engineering
School: SOE
Research Project: Use of iron scavengers to limit secondary injury in burn wounds