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Department of Federated Department of Biological Sciences

Desai, Darshan J.

Contact Info
Title: Director, Pre-health Programs/Pre-health Advisor
Office: Central King Building Room 339
Hours: Fall 2014- Monday 1:pm to 230PM, Wednesday 1030am to 1230pm ; Friday period is for Pre-Health Advisement. Appointments REQUIRED!! NO WALK-IN ACCEPTED- Must email for appointment day and time.
Phone: 973-642-7084
Dept: Office of the Provost

Academic Interests: biological sciences

About Me

I am a cell biologist utilizing a neuronal model from the Peripheral Nervous System. My doctoral dissertation work dealt with the role of E-cadherin, a cell adhesion molecule localized on the Schwann cell plasma membrane, and its function in regulating myelination. Currently, I am the NJIT University Pre-Health Advisor, helping undergraduate students matriculate into various health professional programs; additionally I´m a lecturer in the Department of Biological Sciences, where I have taught courses in Neuropathology, Neurobiology and Mammalian Physiology


  • B.S. in Psychology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, 1995.

  • Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ, 2010


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