Cell Biology

Faculty Interests

  • Carl E. Hock, PhD

    Carl E. Hock, PhD

    Professor, Acting Chair - Cell Biology; Senior Associate Dean for
    Research & Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

    UDP Building Suite 2200; Science Center 218
    856-566-6073
    hock@rowan.edu

    • Effect of humoral mediators and inflammatory cells in the pathophysiology of ischemic states
    • Effects of dietary lipids on cardiovascular function
    • Response of the young and aging heart to ischemia and reperfusion
  • Michael Anikin, PhD

    Michael Anikin, PhD

    Assistant Professor
    Science Center 207B
    856-566-6326
    anikinmi@rowan.edu

    • Mechanisms of transcription
    • RNA polymerase structure and function; mitochondrial transcription
  • Sergei Borukhov, PhD

    Sergei Borukhov, PhD

    Associate Professor
    Science Center 108B
    856-566-6271
    borukhse@rowan.edu

    • Molecular mechanisms of transcription and its regulation
    • Structure and function of bacterial transcription factors GreA, GreB, Gfh1 and DksA that modulate the catalytic activities of RNA polymerase
  • Rocco V. Carsia, PhD

    Rocco V. Carsia, PhD

    Associate Professor
    Science Center 225
    856-566-6039
    carsiaro@rowan.edu

    • Regulation of adrenocortical function in lizards and birds
    • Mechanisms of adrenocortical remodeling with stress and endocrine alterations
  • Jeremy Francis, PhD

    Jeremy Francis, PhD

    Assistant Professor
    Science Center 253
    856-566-6050
    francijs@rowan.edu

    • Pathogenic mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative diseases in an effort to identify avenues of therapeutic intervention
    • Gene and cell-based therapies in animal models of disease to create a foundation for possible clinical application

  • Hristo Houbaviy, PhD

    Hristo Houbaviy, PhD

    Assistant Professor
    Science Center 211A
    856-566-6979
    houbavhr@rowan.edu

    • Functions of microRNA and other related short RNAs in embryonic stem cells during early embryogenesis in the mouse.

  • Paola Leone, PhD

    Paola Leone, PhD

    Professor
    Science Center 250
    856-566-6334
    leonepa@rowan.edu

    • Pathophysiology of Canavan Disease and Metachromatic leukodystrophy
    • Gene therapy of neurodegenerative diseases
  • Michael Anikin, PhD

    Peitan Liu, MD, PhD

    Instructor
    Science Center 120B
    856-566-7027
    liupe@rowan.edu

    • Inflammation induced by ischemia/reperfusion of individual organs (the heart or liver in rats), and the role of the various inflammatory mediators.
    • Role of nitric oxide in the modulation of activation of apoptosis pathways in the rat model of myocardial ischemia-reperfusion.
  • Dimitriy Markov

    Dmitriy Markov, PhD

    Assistant Professor
    Science Center 203B
    856-566-6403
    markovdm@rowan.edu

    • Factors that regulation yeast mitochondrial transcription in response to stress.
    • Mitochondrial metabolism and migration in neural tissue.
    • Regulation of catecholamine storage in response to neurostimulants.
  • Robert Nagele

    Robert Nagele, PhD

    Professor
    Science Center 215A
    nagelero@rowan.edu

    • Cell aging, cell senescence and cancer.
    • Pathogenesis of Alzheimer's Disease.
  • Dimitri Pestov, PhD

    Dimitri Pestov, PhD

    Associate Professor
    Science Center 204A
    856-566-6904
    pestovdg@rowan.edu

    • Mechanisms of ribosome assembly
    • Ribosome biogenesis in mammalian cells
  • Whiting

    Deborah Podolin, PhD

    Associate Professor
    UDP Building, Suite 2200A
    856-566-6361
    dapodolin@aol.com

    • Teaches Physiology and Endocrine Pharmacology courses
    • Lecturer of core course, Fundamentals of Systems Biology
  • Natalia Shcerbik

    Natalia Shcherbik, PhD

    Assistant Professor
    Science Center 202A
    856-566-6907
    shcherna@rowan.edu

    • Investigation of mechanisms of ribosome degradation in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
    • Regulation of protein expression via ubiquitination.
  • Bernd W. Spur, Ph.D.

    Bernd W. Spur, PhD

    Associate Professor
    Science Center 102A
    856-566-7016
    spurbw@rowan.edu

    • Synthesis and biological activities of lipid mediators of inflammation: Isoprostanes, Neuroprostanes, Phytoprostanes, Leukotrienes and Prostaglandins
    • Synthesis of lipid mediators of resolution: Lipoxins, Resolvins, Neuroprotectins and Maresins
    • Clinical studies in areas of inflammation including Autism, Asthma and Alzheimer's disease.

  • Dmitry Temiakov, PhD

    Dmitry Temiakov, PhD

    Associate Professor
    Science Center 206B
    856-566-6327
    temiakdm@rowan.edu

    • RNA polymerase structure and function
    • Regulation of transcription.

  • Venkat Venkataraman, PhD

    Venkat Venkataraman, PhD

    Assistant Professor
    Science Center 220
    856-566-6418
    venkatar@rowan.edu

    • Cell communication – how cells receive signals and decipher them to respond in an appropriate fashion
    • Communication in neuronal cells – both central and peripheral 

  • James S. White, PhD

    James White, PhD

    Adjunct Associate Professor
    UDP Building, Suite 2200
    856-566-6231
    whitejs1@gmail.com

  • Kingsley Yin, PhD

    Kingsley Yin, PhD

    Assistant Professor
    Science Center 210
    856-566-6978
    yinki@rowan.edu

    • Inflammation resolution in sepsis.
    • Beneficial effects of Lipoxin A4 in resolving inflammation during sepsis.

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