CBN faculty members carry out laboratory research that is focused on high-impact biomedical topics utilizing cutting-edge technologies. Research active faculty members operate within three major cluster areas: Neuroscience, Cell Biology and Biochemistry, as well as Organismal Behavior and Physiology. Many of these faculty members offer training opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as postdoctoral fellows.

The research interests of the CBN faculty span a wide variety of important and cutting-edge areas of neuroscience in neurological disorders, spinal cord injury, stem cell research, immunology, cancer pathogenesis, gene expression and much more. Research is being conducted in humans, mice, zebrafish, fruit flies, nematodes, yeast, and bacteria.

Members of the faculty receive competitive research grants from Federal institutes including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation (NSF), Department of Defense, as well as the State of New Jersey and private foundations.

Media Name Position Research Interests Research Website
Lori Covey Dean of Life Sciences, Professor


Research Website - Lori Covey
Wei Dai Assistant Professor

Structural biology of neurodegenerative diseases by cryo-electron tomography

Research Website - Wei Dai
Dunne Fong Associate Professor

Molecular cell biology of cancer and parasitic protozoa

Peng Jiang Associate Professor

Human pluripotent stem cells as a model for brain development and diseases; Stem cell regenerative medicine for neural repair.

Research Website - Peng Jiang
Megerditch Kiledjian Distinguished Professor and Chair

RNA Decay in the regulation of Gene Expression and Genetic Disorders

Research Website - Megerditch Kiledjian
Alice Y.-C. Liu Professor

Stress response, cell aging

Ping Xie Associate Professor

Molecular mechanisms of immune regulation and cancer pathogenesis

Research Website - Ping Xie