Faculty

Faculty                                              Research        Contact Info
Robert H. Benno
Professor
Ph.D., University of Iowa
1978

Neurobehavioral Genetics: gene/environment interactions influencing autism

Phone: 1 973 720 3440
Office: SCIE 4047
BennoR@wpunj.edu

Danielle Desroches
Professor
Ph.D., City University of New York, Hunter College
1978

Neuroendocrinology; teratogenic agents and development Phone: 1 973 720 2329
Office: SCIE 4046
DesrochesD@wpunj.edu
E. Eileen Gardner
Professor
Ph.D., University of Texas
1980
Protein expression during development Phone: 1 973 720 3441
Office: SCIE 4057
GardnerE@wpunj.edu
David Gilley
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Cornell University
2003
Animal Behavior; Social Insects Phone: 1 973 720 2549
Office: SCIE 4038 
GilleyD@wpunj.edu
Jeung Woon Lee
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Boston University
2000
Neurophysiology of pain; Transplantation of genetically engineered cells for pain research Phone: 1 973 720 2442
Office: SCIE 4044
LeeJ22@wpunj.edu
Claire M. Leonard
Professor
Ph.D., New York Medical College
1987
Molecular biology of metabolic diseases Phone: 1 973 720 2791
Office: SWest 4058
LeonardC@wpunj.edu
Kendall J. Martin
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Oregon State University
2001
Microbial ecology Phone: 1 973 720 3452
Office: SCIE 4045
MartinK31@wpunj.edu
Jaishri Menon
Professor
Ph.D., University of Baroda India
1978
Physiology and vertebrate morphology Phone: 1 973 720 2795
Office: SCIE 4040
MenonJ@wpunj.edu

Emily Monroe
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Medical University of South Carolina  
2008

Genomics & molecular biology of marine organisms; secondary metabolism; harmful algal blooms Phone: 1 973 720 2792
Office: SCIE 4053
MonroeE@wpunj.edu
Emmanuel Onaivi
Professor
Ph.D., University of Bradford England
1987
Molecular biology of drug abuse Phone: 1 973 720 3453
Office: SCIE 4049
OnaiviE@wpunj.edu
Pradeep Patnaik
Professor
Ph.D., Indiana University
1989
DNA replication and the molecular genetics of parasitic protozoa Phone: 1 973 720 3454
Office: SCIE 4055
PatnaikP@wpunj.edu
Michael S. Peek
Professor
Ph.D., University of Maryland
2002
Plant ecophysiology Phone: 1 973 720 2247
Office: SCIE 4054
PeekM@wpunj.edu
Lance S. Risley
Professor 
Ph.D., University of Georgia
1987
Ecology of forest ecosystems; conservation biology (focus on bats) Phone: 1 973 720 3438
Office: SCIE 4051
RisleyL@wpunj.edu
David Slaymaker
Professor & Department Chair
Ph.D.,University of California at Riverside
1999
Molecular plant ecology; molecular plant-pathogen interactions Phone: 1 973 720 2439
Office: SCIE 4064B
SlaymakerD@wpunj.edu
Joseph Spagna
Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
2006
Systematics, evolution and biomechanics of arthropods Phone: 1 973 720 2793
Office: SCIE 4039
SpagnaJ@wpunj.edu
Stephen G. Vail
Professor
Ph.D.,University of California at Davis
1990
Population ecology; plant-animal interactions; Lyme disease Phone: 1 973 720 2487
Office: SCIE 4041
VailS@wpunj.edu
Miryam Z. Wahrman
Professor
Ph.D., Cornell University
1981
Biotechnology; Molecular biology of development; bioactive marine compounds Phone: 1 973 720 3456
Office: SCIE 4050
WahrmanM@wpunj.edu
Carey Waldburger
Associate Professor
Ph.D.,University of Southern California
1992
Molecular biology, biochemistry, and genetics of bacterial signal transduction Phone: 1 973 720 2486
Office: SCIE 4052
WaldburgerC@wpunj.edu