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The Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience (CBN) is a young, growing department within the Division of Life Sciences at Rutgers University. Faculty 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. The department also offers a comprehensive approach to instruction that begins with introductory lecture courses, continues with advanced topics seminar courses, and culminates in advanced laboratory coursework.