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

Dr. Ronald Hart directs bioinformatics core for $3.3M NIH... The National Center for Complementary & Integrative Health (NCCIH) of the National Institutes of Health has awarded...
Recruiting Assistant Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience The Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Piscataway, invites...

Seminars / Events

Fri Oct 23 @ 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Ming Guo, MD, PhD - UCLA School of Medicine
Fri Oct 30 @ 12:00PM - 1:00PM
To Be Announced
Fri Nov 13 @ 12:00PM - 1:00PM
David Rotella, PhD - Montclair State University
Fri Nov 20 @ 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Donna Martin, MD, PhD - University of Michigan
Fri Dec 18 @ 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Andrew Zloza, MD, PhD - Cancer Institute of NJ
Fri Jan 15 @ 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Andrew Griffith, MD, PhD - NIDCD, NIH

Research Highlight

Neuron Cell Death and Alzheimer’s Disease


Work in Prof. Karl Herrup’s lab focuses on the causes of neuron death in diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Of particularly interest in the regulation of the cell cycle in the adult neuron and its relationship with cell death.