Faculty & Research
Cell Biology Research

Cell Biology

Cell Biology Research

Cell biology is the study of how cells work as individuals, how they organize into complex groups, and how they coordinate their activities within tissues. Understanding cells and their interactions is increasingly important for interpreting the significance of accumulating genomic, proteomic, and other -omic data. Multi-disciplinary research within the Molecular Biology department addresses many critical mechanisms in cell biology. This research is enhanced by strong connections with scientists in nearby institutes of genomics and neuroscience as well as neighboring natural science departments.

Faculty in Cell Biology Research

David Botstein

David
Botstein

Anthony B. Evnin PROFESSOR

Phone(609) 258-7005

Research: Molecular genetics in the post-genome-sequence era

Areas of Research: Cell Biology, Genetics, Genomics

Botstein
Research Lab

locationCarl Icahn Lab, 143
Phone Lab (609) 258-8585


Lisa Boulanger

Lisa M.
Boulanger

Assistant Professor

Phone (609) 258-4897

Research: Immune proteins in the formation, function, and modification of neuronal connectivity

Areas of Research: Biochemistry, Biophysics, Cell Biology, Development, Neuroscience

Boulanger
Research Lab

locationLewis Thomas Lab, 123
Lab Phone Lab (609) 258-4724


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Clifford P.
Brangwynne

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Phone (609) 258-4528

Research: Biophysical approaches to understanding growth of RNA/protein assemblies, cells, and tissues.

Areas of Research: Biophysics, Cell Biology, Computation & Modeling, Development

Brangwynne
Research Lab

locationEngineering Quad, A313
Phone Lab (609) 258-4528


Rebecca Burdine

Rebecca D.
Burdine

Associate Professor

Phone (609) 258-7515

Research: Left-right patterning in the vertebrate embryo

Areas of Research: Cell Biology, Development, Genetics

Burdine
Research Lab

locationMoffett Lab, 433
phone Lab (609) 258-5782


Danelle Devenport

Danelle
Devenport

Assistant Professor

Phone (609) 258-7524

Research: The cell biology of tissue polarity and epithelial patterning

Areas of Research: Cell Biology, Development, Genetics, Cancer

Devenport
Research Lab

locationLewis Thomas Lab, 247
phone Lab (609) 258-7534


Lynn Enquist

Lynn W.
Enquist

Henry L. Hillman Professor

Phone (609) 258-2415

Research: Neurovirology

Areas of Research: Cell Biology, Genomics, Microbiology & Virology, Neuroscience

Enquist
Research Lab

locationSchultz Lab, 314
Phone Lab (609) 258-4990


Dorothea Fiedler

Dorothea
Fiedler

Chemistry

dfiedler
Phone (609) 258-1025

Research: Signaling and metabolic functions of second messengers

Areas of Research: Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Genetics, Genomics

Fiedler
Research Lab

locationFrick Lab, 229


Jane Flint

S. Jane
Flint

Professor

Phone(609) 258-6113

Research: Modulation of host cell processes by adenoviral gene products

Areas of Research: Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Microbiology & Virology

Flint
Research Lab

locationLewis Thomas Lab, 234
Phone Lab (609) 258-5414



Elizabeth Gavis

Elizabeth R. Gavis

Professor

Phone(609) 258-3857

Research: RNA localization and translational regulation during development in Drosophila

Areas of Research: Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Development, Genetics

Gavis
Research Lab

locationSchultz Lab, 416
Phone Lab (609) 258-1770


Zemer Gitai

Zemer
Gitai

Professor

Phone(609) 258-9420

Research: Bacterial cell biology: fundamentals of cytoskeletal dynamics, polarity, and mitosis

Areas of Research: Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Development, Genetics, Microbiology & Virology

Gitai
Research Lab

locationLewis Thomas Lab, 353
Phone Lab (609) 258-9420


Fred Hughson

Frederick M. Hughson

Professor

Phone (609) 258-4982

Research: Structural cell biology

Areas of Research: Biochemistry, Biophysics, Cell Biology, Microbiology & Virology, Structural Biology

Hughson
Research Lab

locationSchultz Lab, 215
Phone Lab (609) 258-5069


Yibin Kang

Yibin
Kang

Warner-Lambert Parke-Davis Professor of Molecular Biology

Phone(609) 258-8834

Research: Molecular mechanisms of cancer metastasis

Areas of Research: Biochemistry, Cancer, Cell Biology, Development, Genetics, Genomics

Kang
Research Lab

locationLewis Thomas Lab, 255
Phone Lab (609) 258-9120


Alexei Korennykh

Alexei
Korennykh

Assistant Professor

Phone (609) 258-6071

Research: Structural biology and mechanisms of signal transduction in stress and immune responses

Areas of Research: Structural Biology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Cancer, Cell Biology

Korennykh
Research Lab

locationSchultz Lab, 216
Phone Lab (609) 258-6071


Celeste Nelson

Celeste M.
Nelson

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Phone (609) 258-8851

Research: Development of three-dimensional tissues

Areas of Research: Biophysics, Cancer,
Cell Biology, Computation & Modeling ,
Development

Nelson
Research Lab

locationEngineering Quadrangle, A321
Phone Lab (609) 258-8222


Dan Notterman

Daniel A. Notterman

Lecturer with rank of Professor

Phone(609) 258-7185

Research: Genetic, epigenetic, and environmental interactions with child development and health.

Areas of Research: Genomics, epigenetics, cell biology, child development and health, cancer biology

locationLewis Thomas Lab, 205


Sabine Petry

Sabine
Petry

Assistant Professor

Research: Molecular architecture and function of the microtubule cytoskeleton

Areas of Research: Biochemistry, Biophysics, Cancer, Cell Biology, Structural Biology

Petry
Research Lab

locationSchultz Lab, 415


Mark Rose

Mark D.
Rose

Professor

Phone(609) 258-2804

Research: Cell biology and genetics in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Areas of Research:Cell Biology
Genetics, Microbiology & Virology

Rose
Research Lab

locationLewis Thomas Lab, 319
Phone Lab (609) 258-2805


Paul Schedl

Paul
Schedl

Professor

Phone(609) 258-4979

Research: Control of gene expression and early development in Drosophila melanogaster

Areas of Research: Cell Biology, Development, Genetics

Schedl
Research Lab

locationGuyot, 9
Phone Lab (609) 258-5003


Gertrude Schupbach

Gertrud M. Schüpbach

Henry Fairfield Osborn Professor

Phone (609) 258-1365

Research: Genetic and molecular analysis of oogenesis in Drosophila melanogaster

Areas of Research: Cancer, Cell Biology
Development, Genetics, Genomics

Schüpbach
Research Lab

locationMoffet Lab, 428
Phone Lab (609) 258-6492


Jean E. Schwarzbauer

Jean E. Schwarzbauer

EUGENE HIGGINS Professor,
ASSOCIATE CHAIR 

Phone (609) 258-2893

Research: Extracellular matrix regulation of cell functions

Areas of Research: Biochemistry, Cancer, Cell Biology, Development, Genetics

Schwarzbauer
Research Lab

locationSchultz Lab, 315
Phone Lab (609) 258-2915


Thomas E. Shenk

Thomas E.
Shenk

James A. Elkins Jr. Professor

Phone(609) 258-5992

Research: Human cytomegalovirus replication and pathogenesis

Areas of Research: Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Genetics, Genomics,
Microbiology & Virology

Shenk
Research Lab

locationLewis Thomas Lab, 203
Phone Lab (609) 258-5993


Thomas J. Silhavy

Thomas J.
Silhavy

Warner-Lambert Parke-Davis Professor

phone(609) 258-5899

Research: Protein targeting and signal transduction

Areas of Research: Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Genetics, Microbiology & Virology

Silhavy
Research Lab

locationLewis Thomas Lab, 310
phone Lab (609) 258-5900


Jared

Jared
Toettcher

assistant
Professor

Research: forthcoming

Areas of Research: forthcoming

Toettcher
Research Lab

locationLewis Thomas Lab, 138-141
 


Eric Wieschaus

Eric F.
Wieschaus

Squibb Professor

Phone (609) 258-5383

Research: Embryonic development of Drosophila melanogaster

Areas of Research: Cell Biology,
Computation & Modeling, Development,
Genetics

Wieschaus
Research Lab

locationMoffett Lab, 435
Phone Lab (609) 258-5401


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Virginia A.
Zakian

Harry C. Wiess Professor

Phone(609) 258-6770

Research: DNA replication and chromosome structure in yeast; telomeres; trinucleotide repeats

Areas of Research: Biochemistry, Cancer, Cell Biology, Genetics, Microbiology & Virology

Zakian
Laboratory

locationLewis Thomas Lab, 103
Lab Phone Lab (609) 258-2723

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