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Members of the Graduate Faculty in Endocrinology and Animal Biosciences and their Departments

Brandon L. Alderman headshot.

Brandon Alderman
Associate Professor, Exercise Science and Sport Studies
Ph.D., Arizona State

Research: Effects of exercise on cardiovascular and mental health

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Tracy G. Anthony
Professor, Nutritional Sciences
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Research: Cellular stress responses to amino acid deprivation

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Andy V. Babwah
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Laboratory of Human Growth and Reproductive Development
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Child Health Institute of New Jersey

Ph.D., McGill University

Research: Understanding the cause of female infertility by studying pubertal development and early pregnancy events like embryo implantation

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Carol A. Bagnell
Professor and Chair, Animal Sciences
Ph.D., Medical College of Georgia

Research: Reproductive endocrinology; Control of reproductive tissue growth; Maternal programming of development

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William J. Belden
Associate Professor, Animal Sciences
Ph.D., Dartmouth College

Research: Molecular aspects of chromatin remodeling and circadian rhythms; non-coding RNA

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Nicholas T. Bello
Associate Professor, Animal Sciences
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State College of Medicine

Research: Neural control of feeding and diet selection

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Christoph Buettner
Professor, Department of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Nutrition
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Ph.D., Ludwig Maximillians University

Research: Diabetes and obesity and the hypothalamic control of energy and glucose homeostasis

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Wendie S. Cohick
Professor, Animal Sciences
Dean of Research and Graduate Education
Ph.D., Cornell

Research: Hormonal regulation of mammary gland biology and breast cancer

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Morgan James
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
Ph.D., University of Newcastle

Research: Treating psychiatric illnesses with advanced neuroscience approaches

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Karyn Malinowski
Professor, Animal Sciences
Director, Equine Science Centers

Ph.D., Rutgers

Research: Equine endocrinology and physiology

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Kenneth H. McKeever
Professor, Animal Sciences
Ph.D., Arizona

Research: Equine exercise and environmental physiology; neuroendocrine control of cardio-renal function

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Loredana Quadro
Professor, Food Science
Ph.D., University of Naples, Italy

Research: Understanding the relationship between nutrients and human health, at different stages of the life cycle, through the use of genetically modified animal models

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Sally Radovick
Professor and Henry Rutgers Term Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

M.D., Northeastern Ohio University

Research: Mechanisms of growth and development of children

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Diana E. Roopchand
Assistant Professor, Food Science
Ph.D., McGill University

Research: Plant-derived compounds and chronic diseases across the lifespan

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Troy A. Roepke
Associate Professor, Animal Sciences
Graduate Program Director
Ph.D., University of California at Davis

Research: The interactions of hormones, diets, endocrine disruptors, and maternal influences on the hypothalamic control of energy homeostasis, reproduction, and thermoregulation

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Harini Sampath
Assistant Professor, Nutritional Sciences
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin Madison

Research: Oxidative damage, mitochondrial function, DNA repair, gut microbiome and metabolic disease

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Dipak K. Sarkar
Professor II, Animal Sciences
Director, Endocrinology Program
Ph.D., Calcutta; DPhil, Oxford

Research: Alcoholism, stress biology and cancer

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Karen A. Schindler
Associate Professor, Genetics
Human Genetics Institute of New Jersey
Ph.D., Thomas Jefferson University

Research: Regulation of meiosis, female gamete (egg) formation and fertility

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Elizabeth Snyder
Assistant Professor, Animal Sciences
Ph.D., Washington State University

Research: RNA biology, fertility, male contraceptives, novel RNAs, male germ cells

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Phoebe A. Stapleton
Assistant Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute (EOHSI)
Ph.D., West Virginia University

Research: Microvascular physiology adaptation to pregnancy, disease, and environmental exposures

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Mehmet Uzumcu
Associate Professor, Animal Sciences
D.V.M. Ankara University ; Ph.D. Ohio State

Research: Testis and ovary development in mammals

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Malcolm Watford
Professor, Nutritional Sciences
DPhil, Oxford

Research: Regulation of glutamine metabolism

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Carey A. Williams
Equine Extension Specialist and Professor, Animal Sciences
Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Research: Equine nutrition and exercise; pasture management and metabolism of the grazing horse



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Aparna Zama
Assistant Teaching Professor, Animal Sciences
Undergraduate Program Director
Ph.D., University of Georgia

Research: Epigenetic effects of endocrine-disrupting chemicals on female reproduction



Affiliate Members of the Graduate Faculty

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Rocco V. Carsia
Associate Professor, Cell Biology, UMDNJ-SOM
Ph.D., Rutgers

Research: Adrenocortical cell biology

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Sulie L. Chang
Professor of Biological Sciences and Director of the Institute of NeuroImmune Pharmacology, Seton Hall University
Ph.D., Ohio State

Research: Neuroimmune axis in health and disease; and alcohol and drug abuse

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David W. Horohov
Professor of Equine Immunology, Dept of Veterinary Science, University of Kentucky
Ph.D., Tennessee

Research: Effect of exercise stress on cytokines regulating equine immune responses

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Larry S. Katz
Professor Emeritus, Animal Sciences
Ph.D., California (Davis)

Research: Endocrine regulation of reproductive behavior in ruminants; wildlife damage control

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Linda Rhodes
Independent Consultant in Animal Health, Retired CEO/CSO of Aratana Therapeutics
VMD, Pennsylvania; Ph.D., Cornell

Research: Development of new animal health and productivity tools based on biotechnology