Research at Rowan University Stratford

Science Building

Improving the health of individuals and communities begins with research. The academic departments at the School of Osteopathic Medicine consist of dedicated clinical and biomedical scientists with expertise in diverse disciplines.
Faculty-driven research in Stratford encompasses social, behavioral, clinical, and basic sciences and occurs at several sites on the campus. The New Jersey Institute for Successful Aging (NJISA) is a multi-disciplinary research institute devoted to improving the health of the elderly. The CARES Institute is a nationally-recognized center for the study of child abuse and prevention.

The Science Center houses over twenty independent basic science laboratories conducting research in biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, genetics and physiology. These research programs are sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the American Cancer Society and many other public and private entities. In addition, the Rowan University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences integrates research with teaching. Collaboration among students, technicians, fellows, and faculty create a exciting environment for innovation and discovery.

Summer Medical Research Fellowship (SMRF) Program

The Dean of the Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine (SOM) supported the Summer Medical Research Fellowship (SMRF) Program again in 2018. SOM medical students who were selected to participate received a stipend to work for eight (8) weeks with a SOM faculty mentor on a research project.

The purpose of the summer research program is to promote and facilitate education in scientific research where students participate in research activities at a professional level.

Click here to visit the SMRF program page for important dates, application and information for mentors.

22nd Annual RowanSOM Research Day

The 22nd Annual Stratford Campus Research Day will be held on May 3, 2018. The purpose of this annual event is to recognize the efforts of faculty, staff, interns/residents, fellows and students involved in research, promote collaboration, and encourage student participation in research.

Community members from all campuses at Rowan University are welcome to submit presentations of research projects or related professional activity.

To submit a poster for Research Day, please click here and register by Monday, April 16, 2018.

*Please visit our Research Day Event page for more information.*


Publication Highlights

  • Borodovitsyna O, Flamini MD, Chandler DJ. Acute Stress Persistently Alters Locus Coeruleus Function and Anxiety-like Behavior in Adolescent Rats. Neuroscience, 373: 7-19, March 2018.
  • Chiang N, Riley IR, Dalli J, Rodriguez AR, Spur BW, Serhan CN. New maresin conjugates in tissue regeneration pathway counters leukotriene D4-stimulated vascular responses. FASEB J, 1-10, February 2018.
  • Kang E, Wu J, Gutierrez NM, Koski A, Tippner-Hedges R, Agaronyan K, Platero-Luengo A, Martinez-Redondo P, Ma H, Lee Y, Hayama T, Van Dyken C, Wang X, Luo S, Ahmed R, Li Y, Ji D, Kayali R, Cinnioglu C, Olson S, Jensen J, Battaglia D, Lee D, Wu D, Huang T, Wolf DP, Temiakov D, Belmonte JC, Amato P, Mitalipov S. Mitochondrial replacement in human oocytes carrying pathogenic mitochondrial DNA mutations. Nature, 540(7632): 270-275, December 2017.
  • Shedlovskiy D, Shcherbik N, Pestov DG. One-step hot formamide extraction of RNA from Saccharomyces cerevisiae. RNA Biol, 14(12): 1722-6, December 2017.

  • Shedlovskiy D, Zinskie JA, Gardner E, Pestov DG, Shcherbik N. Endonucleolytic cleavage in the expansion segment 7 of 25S rRNA is an early marker of low-level oxidative stress in yeast. J Biol Chem, 292(45): 18469-85, November 2017.
  • Prouty EW, Chandler DJ, Waterhouse BD. Neurochemical differences between target-specific populations of rat dorsal raphe projection neurons. Brain Res, 1675: 28-40, November 2017.
  • Hillen HS, Parshin AV, Agaronyan K, Morozov YI, Graber JJ, Chernev A, Schwinghammer K, Urlaub H, Anikin M, Cramer P, Temiakov D. Mechanism of Transcription Anti-termination in Human Mitochondria. Cell, 171(5): 1082-1093, November 2017.
  • Hillen HS, Morozov YI, Sarfallah A, Temiakov D, Cramer P. Structural Basis of Mitochondrial Transcription Initiation. Cell, 171(5): 1072-1081, November 2017.

  • Wang F, Jyothirmayee Aravind SS, Wu H, Forys J, Venkataraman V, Ramanujachary K, Hu X. Tunable green graphene-silk biomaterials: Mechanism of protein-based nanocomposites. Mater Sci Eng C Mater Biol Appl, 79: 728-739, October 2017.
  • Sapio RT, Nezdyur AN, Krevetski M, Anikin L, Manna VJ, Minkovsky N, Pestov DG. Inhibition of post-transcriptional steps in ribosome biogenesis confers cytoprotection against chemotherapeutic agents in a p53-dependent manner. Sci Rep, 7(1): 9041, August 2017.

  • Alhadid Y, Chung S, Lerner E, Taatjes DJ, Borukhov S, Weiss S. Studying transcription initiation by RNA polymerase with diffusion-based single-molecule fluorescence. Protein Sci, 26(7): 1278-1290, July 2017.

  • Sokolova M, Borukhov S, Lavysh D, Artamonova T, Khodorkovskii M, Severinov K. A non-canonical multisubunit RNA polymerase encoded by the AR9 phage recognizes the template strand of its uracil-containing promoters. Nucleic Acids Res, 45(10): 5958-5967, June 2017.

  • Acharya NK, Qi X, Goldwaser EL, Godsey GA, Wu H, Kosciuk MC, Freeman TA, Macphee CH, Wilensky RL, Venkataraman V, Nagele RG. Retinal pathology is associated with increased blood-retina barrier permeability in a diabetic and hypercholesterolaemic pig model: Beneficial effects of the LpPLA2 inhibitor Darapladib. Diab Vasc Dis Res, 14(3): 200-213, May 2017.

  • Navarra RL, Clark BD, Gargiulo AT, Waterhouse BD. Methylphenidate Enhances Early-Stage Sensory Processing and Rodent Performance of a Visual Signal Detection Task. Neuropsychopharmacology. 42(6): 1326-1337, May 2017.
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