Research at UMDNJ–Stratford
Improving the health of individuals and communities begins with research. The academic departments at the School of Osteopathic Medicine consist of dedicated clinical and biomedical scientists with expertise in diverse disciplines.
Faculty-driven research in Stratford encompasses social, behavioral, clinical, and basic sciences and occurs at several sites on the campus. The New Jersey Institute for Successful Aging (NJISA) is a multi-disciplinary research institute devoted to improving the health of the elderly. The CARES Institute is a nationally-recognized center for the study of child abuse and prevention.
The Science Center houses over twenty independent basic science laboratories conducting research in biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, genetics and physiology. These research programs are sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the American Cancer Society, the Foundation of UMDNJ, and many other public and private entities. In addition, the Stratford Division of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences integrates research with teaching. Collaboration among students, technicians, fellows, and faculty create a exciting environment for innovation and discovery.
- Biswas E.E., Barnes, M.H., Moir, D.T., Biswas, S. B. (2009). An essential DnaB helicase of Bacillus anthracis: identification, characterization, and mechanism of action. J. Bacteriol. 191, 249-260
- Chris Baldi, Soochin Cho, and Ronald E. Ellis. Mutations in Two Independent Pathways Are Sufficient to Create Hermaphroditic Nematodes. Science 2009 326: 1002-1005.
- Anne L. Dunlop, Brian W. Jack, Joseph N. Bottalico, Michael C. Lu, Andra James, Cynthia S. Shellhaas, Lynne Haygood-Kane Hallstrom, Benjamin D. Solomon, W. Gregory Feero, M. Kathryn Menard, Mona R. Prasad. The clinical content of preconception care: women with chronic medical conditions. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Volume 199, Issue 6, Supplement 2, December 2008, Pages S310-S327.
- Carsia RV, Weber H, McIlroy PJ, Hock CE.Long-term Dietary Lipid Regimen Alters Adrenocortical Function at the Cellular Level. Horm Metab Res. 2008 Dec;40(12):848-53. Epub 2008 Sep 22.
- Andux S, Ellis RE. Apoptosis Maintains Oocyte Quality in Aging Caenorhabditis elegans Females. PLoS Genet. 2008 Dec; 4(12) : e1000295. Epub 2008 Dec 5.
- DePaula CA, Pan Y, Guzelsu N. Uniform partial dissolution of bone mineral by using fluoride and phosphate ions combination. Connect Tissue Res. 2008;49(5):328-42.
- Kent T, Lapik YR, Pestov DG. The 5' external transcribed spacer in mouse ribosomal RNA contains two cleavage sites. RNA. 2008 Nov 24.
- Scholl TO, Chen X. Vitamin D intake during pregnancy: Association with maternal characteristics and infant birth weight. Early Hum Dev. 2008 Nov 11.
- Peter Stein T, Scholl TO, Schluter MD, Leskiw MJ, Chen X, Spur BW, Rodriguez A. Oxidative stress early in pregnancy and pregnancy outcome. Free Radic Res. 2008 Oct; 42(10):841-8.
- M. Sologub, D. Litonin, M. Anikin, A. Mustaev, and D. Temiakov. TFB2 Is a Transient Component of the Catalytic Site of the Human Mitochondrial RNA Polymerase. Cell 2009, Volume 139, Issue 5, 934-944.
Scientists at the School of Osteopathic Medicine have discovered how two different species solved the same evolutionary problem; how to create self-fertile animals that do not need to mate with males in order to produce offspring. The researchers’ findings appear in the November 17 edition of Current Biology.