Cell Biology and Neuroscience (CBN) provides an exciting and challenging academic environment by combining excellence in research with a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education.  CBN research encompasses the complementary areas of cell biology, developmental biology and neurobiology with an emphasis on fundamental problems in cell signaling and communication. Current areas of focus are biomolecular recognition and cell communication as well as molecular mechanisms of neuronal signaling and synaptic plasticity.  CBN takes a comprehensive approach that begins with introductory lecture courses, continues with advanced topics seminar courses, and culminates in advanced laboratory coursework.

Recent News

Faculty Recruitment - Assistant Professor Assistant Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience
Cryo-Electron Microscopy

The Center for Integrative Proteomics...
Graduate, Law, and Health Professions School Fair Wednesday, November 05, 2014 • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Rutgers Student Center

Admissions officers, students,...
Interview with Dr. Joanna Burger Read an excellent interview with Joanna Burger, CBN professor and, as described below, a "globetrotting...

Seminars / Events

Fri Dec 12 @ 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Adam Kepecs, PhD – Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Fri Jan 23 @ 12:00PM - 1:00PM
David Chan, MD, PhD - Caltech
Fri Jan 30 @ 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Dandan Sun, MD, PhD - Univ of Pittsburgh
Fri Feb 13 @ 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Anna Roe, PhD - Vanderbilt University
Fri Feb 20 @ 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Diane Lipscombe, PhD - Brown University
Fri Feb 27 @ 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Mustafa Sahin, MD, PhD - Children's Hospital, Boston

Research Highlight

Notch-Expressing Neural Precursors

Work in Prof. Martin Grumet's lab found that expressing Notch protein stabilizes radial glial cells from early brain development, allowing detailed study of these ephemeral but important cells. Here, some cells expressing Notch (green) exhibit elongated bipolar morphology characteristic of radial glia.