All of our students including undergraduates are assigned to research projects. If they are selected to present a poster or talk at a national or international conference, we pay their way to attend. We have sponsored students to Miami, San Diego, New Orleans, Garmisch (Germany), Ascona, (Switzerland), and Guanzhou (China).
We teach the following undergraduate courses:
Special Topics in Cell Biology and Neuroscience. (Fall Semester)
Advanced Cell Biology and Neuroscience, a departmental course. (Spring Semester)
Byrne Freshmen Seminar: Spinal Cord Injury, Stem Cells: Pushing the Frontiers, Raising the Ethical Questions. (Spring Semester)
Friday Student Seminars: Students interested in exploring study or research opportunities in the W. M. Keck Center are invited to attend our student meetings on Fridays from 3-5:00 pm during the school year. For details and dates, please email
Summer Research Program: This is an eight-week, full-time, non-credit intense academic and laboratory training course for select undergraduates interested in continuing with research and potentially a senior honors thesis. The culmination is the presentation of research projects and results at the Summer Open House. A limited number of students are admitted to this highly competitive program. Interested students must apply by March. To be considered for participation, attend the Friday Student Seminars and ask for a Summer Research Program application.
Rutgers University Women in Neuroscience (RU-WINS): The purpose of RU-WINS is to bring outstanding women neuroscientists to Rutgers and to train young women in leadership. There are four 4) parts to the RU-WINS program: Women in Neuroscience Lecture and Luncheon Series, Student Research Opportunities, Special Programs, and Student Committees. The monthly lecture series brings outstanding women neuroscientists to Rutgers to present their research to students and faculty. RU-WINS programs are organized by the RU-WINS Fellows who receive experience in organizing these programs. Details of the RU-WINS programs are on the Keck Center Calendar.
Student Society for Stem Cell Research (SSSCR): We also serve as faculty advisors for the SSSCR which holds regular meetings and special events related to the understanding and advancement of stem cell research.