Cell Biology Departmental Faculty
Cell biologists in FAU’s Department of Biological Sciences are engaged in research focused on the molecular mechanisms underlying cancer, development, aging and oxidative stress/ vertebrate anoxia tolerance. Ongoing studies also include plant genomics and physiology, molecular and cellular neuroscience behind normal development, neurotransmission, behavior and neurological disorders. An excellent infrastructure in molecular biology, bioinformatics and biotechnology serves to bind these areas together. Faculty are members of the Center for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
and many are also members of the Florida Center for Excellence in Biomedical and Marine Biotechnology. The Integrative Biology Ph.D. program
, which is a joint effort between the Biology and the Biomedical Science Departments, provides a focal point for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in these areas of research. Masters degrees
, including the Professional Masters in Business Biotechnology
and Bachelors degrees
are also offered. Cell biologists in the department present a superb menu of laboratory courses in related fields for students at both undergraduate and graduate levels.
NameArea of EmphasisBaldwin, John D.
Population genetics and reproductive biologyBinninger, David
Role of oxidative damage to proteins in agingDawson-Scully, Ken
Neurobiology of cellular stress and neuroprotection using live cell imaging, electrophysiology and behavior geneticsEsiobu, Nwadiuto
Environmental microbiology, drug resistance and antimicrobiosisGodenschwege, Tanja
Molecular and cellular neuroscience, neurodevelopment, cellular basis of neurological disorders and drug discoveryHartmann, James X.
Immunotherapy for adult chronic lymphocytic leukemia and lupusJia, Kailiang
Molecular regulation of agingKeene, Alex
Neurogenetics and the evolution of behaviorKumi-Diaka, J. K.
Reproductive pathophysiology and oncologyLyons, Jay
Cellular physiology and cell signaling processesMacleod, Greg
Mitochondrial support of neurotransmission, pH influences on synaptic plasticity, neurotransmission and agingMilton, Sarah L.
Vertebrate anoxia tolerance, marine turtle physiologyMurphey, Rod
Development and degeneration of synapsesNarayanan, Ramaswamy
Bioinformatics, cancer gene discovery and drug discoverySaunders, Mary Jane
Plant biology, nanostructures, electron microscopyWeissbach, Herbert
Effect of oxidative stress on normal and cancer cellsZhang, Xing-Hai
Plant physiology, molecular biology and biotechnology