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NJCSTM Faculty:

Keith A. Bostian, Ph.D.

Dean, NJCSTM and Office of Technology Transfer

Research Interests:  Human microbiome, chemogenomics; toxicology and toxicogenomics, natural products, drug discovery, antimicrobials, entrepreneurship

Office:  5-13D | Email:

David Joiner, Ph.D.

Assoc. Professor, Computational Mathematics & Physics

Research Interests:  Educational technology and computational science; parallel computing education

Office:  520-D | Email:


Brian Baldwin, Ed.D.

Asst. Professor, Science Education

Research Interests:  Professional development for in-service science teachers; educational technology integration in science teacher education; evaluation of science education programs

Office:  5-02D | Email:

James Robert Merritt, Ph.D.

Assoc. Professor, Organic & Medicinal Chemistry

Research Interests:  Medicinal chemistry of small-molecule inhibitors of G-Protein Coupled Receptors (GPCRs)

Office:  5-04B | Email:

Dil Ramanathan, Ph.D.

Asst. Professor, Analytical Chemistry & Biotechnology

Research Interests:  Analytical chemistry methods development for environmental contaminants and human health

Office:  5-18D | Email:

Edward Farnum, Ph.D.

Asst. Professor, Applied Mathematics

Research Interests:  Differential equations, mathematical modeling, nonlinear waves and solitons, optical pulse propagation, mode-locked lasers.

Office:  5-20C | Email:

Salvatore Coniglio, Ph.D.

Asst. Professor, Chemical Biology

Research Interests:  Role of the tumor microenvironment in glioblastoma (brain cancer) progression

Office:  5-18B | Email:


Yazhou Sun, Ph.D.

Asst. Professor, Computational Biology

Research Interests:  DNA sequence modeling and analysis; sequence-analysis software design and engineering; large-scale sequence data analysis software development; cloud-computing sequence analysis system development

Office:  5-20B | Email:

Michael J. Tocci, Ph.D.

Assoc. Dean of Research

Research Interests:  Translational research paradigms, Pathogenic mechanisms in autoimmune and autoinflammatory diseases and drug discovery

Office: 5-13G | Email:

Marshall Hayes, Ph.D.

Lecturer, Microbiology & Research Methods


Research Interests: The study of health indicators in the environment and management of disease in agricultural settings; molecular microbiology of bacteria and fungi, global biogeochemistry, and the spatiotemporal dynamics of disease in the environment. 

Office: 5-02C  Email:



Judy April, M.A.

Coordinator of Recruitment & Student Services
Office:  5-13F | Email:

Marianne Gass, M.Sc.

Assistant to the Dean
Office:  5-13E | Email:

Noemy Gaitan, M.P.A.

Office:  5-13 | Email:

Michele Smalls

Head Clerk
Office:  5-13 | Email:

Yuriko Root, M.S.

Research Lab Technician
Office:  5-04C | Email:

Nan Perigo, M.S.

Research Facilities Manager
Office:  118 | Email:


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