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Ching-On (On) Wong, PhD

Principle Investigator

Assistant Professor
MS Program Coordinator
Department of Biological Sciences
Rutgers University – Newark


Postdoctoral: McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
PhD (Physiology): The Chinese University of Hong Kong
BSc (Biochemistry): The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Jagannatham Naidu Bhupana, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

PhD (Molecular and Cell Biology): Academia Sinica, Taiwan
MSc (Animal Biotechnology): University of Hyderabad, India
BSc (Biological Sciences): University of Hyderabad, India

Naidu completed his PhD training at Academia Sinica, a top research institute in Taiwan. He has years of experience in neuroscience research using cell and rodent models. With a recent publication on mitochondrial dynamics, he expands his horizon to study cell metabolism, organellar signaling, and protein trafficking in our lab.

Benjamin (Ben) Bechand, PhD

Visiting Research Scholar

PhD (Chemistry): Columbia University
MS (Chemistry): SUNY Albany

BA (Biology): Skidmore College

Ben is interested in CNS metabolism and aging. He is working on a part-time research project using fly models.


PhD Students

Angelid Pabon (G-RISE trainee)



MS Students

Anita Jackson




Christina Mansour

Anwar Nakhla

Rushi Makadia



Andy Ho-Hang Leung (Postdoc)

Ayikkara Drishya Nair

Malak Mosleh (Biology Major)

Aya Gomaa (MS)

Kayla Monterrosa (Rowan University; Rutgers Summer Undergraduate Research Institute)

Yohana Da Silva (Biology Major)

Sophia Stanley (Work-study; Nursing Major)

Evonny Portilla (Work-study; Biology Major)