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.
|Name||Area of Emphasis||Baldwin, John D.||Population genetics and reproductive biology||Binninger, David||Role of oxidative damage to proteins in aging||Dawson-Scully, Ken||Neurobiology of cellular stress and neuroprotection using live cell imaging, electrophysiology and behavior genetics||Esiobu, Nwadiuto||Environmental microbiology, drug resistance and antimicrobiosis||Godenschwege, Tanja||Molecular and cellular neuroscience, neurodevelopment, cellular basis of neurological disorders and drug discovery||Hartmann, James X.||Immunotherapy for adult chronic lymphocytic leukemia and lupus||Jia, Kailiang||Molecular regulation of aging||Keene, Alex||Neurogenetics and the evolution of behavior||Kumi-Diaka, J. K.||Reproductive pathophysiology and oncology||Lyons, Jay||Cellular physiology and cell signaling processes||Macleod, Greg||Mitochondrial support of neurotransmission, pH influences on synaptic plasticity, neurotransmission and aging||Milton, Sarah L.||Vertebrate anoxia tolerance, marine turtle physiology||Murphey, Rod||Development and degeneration of synapses||Narayanan, Ramaswamy||Bioinformatics, cancer gene discovery and drug discovery||Saunders, Mary Jane||Plant biology, nanostructures, electron microscopy||Weissbach, Herbert||Effect of oxidative stress on normal and cancer cells||Zhang, Xing-Hai||Plant physiology, molecular biology and biotechnology|