INSPIRE Fellowship Faculty

INSPIRE Fellowship Program

Following the National Institute of General Medical Sciences’ renewal of funding, New Jersey City University will continue its collaborative postdoctoral training program with Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. The program, known locally as INSPIRE (New Jersey/New York for Science Partnerships in Research and Education), is one of only 22 Institutional Research and Career Development Award (IRACDA) programs in the country.

More About the INSPIRE Fellowship Program

Present NJCU INSPIRE faculty:

  • Dr.. Cindy Arrigo
  • Dr. Howard Singer
  • Dr. Freda Wasserstein-Robbins
  • Dr. Maria Lynn

and past INSPIRE faculty:

  • Dr. Mulugeta Assefa
  • Dr. Jane Webber
  • Dr. Gloria Boseman
  • Dr. Brian Hurwitz
  • Dr. Catherine Raissiguier
  • Dr. Lilliam Rosado-Hollenbach
  • Ken Yamaguchi

Present INSPIRE postdocs:

  • Dr. Benjamin Griffel
  • Dr. Keith Feigenson
  • Dr. Matthew Roche
  • Dr. David Swope
  • Dr. Krishna Tobon

and past postdoc: Dr. Eric Ho

Dr. Keith Feigenson
Education: B.A. Psychology, Concentration in Neural and Behavioral Sciences, 2004, Ph.D. Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania, 2011
Research Interests: Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Abnormal Psychology

Dr. Benjamin Griffel
: B.S. Biomedical Engineering, Rutgers University 2005, M.S. Biomedical Engineering, Drexel University 2007, Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, UMDNJ joint program with Rutgers University, 2011
Research Interests: Biomedical Signal Processing, Nonlinear Dynamics, Heart Rate Variability


Dr. Cindy Arrigo
Principal Investigator
Education: Ph.D. University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, 2002
Postdoctoral Training: New Jersey Medical School, 2002-2005
Visiting Research Collaborator: Princeton University, 2008-2010 graphy
Research Interests: DNA Replication, Segregation and Structure

Dr. Freda Wasserstein-Robbins
Education: Ph.D. Polytechnical Institute of New York in Physics
Research Interests: Math Modeling and Disease Processes

Dr. Howard Singer
Education: Ph.D. Tufts University, 1970
Postdoctoral Training: Universite de Paris-Sud, France, 1982 Biography
Research Interests: Cell Wall Autolysis

Former Fellows
Dr. Eric Ho, is now an Assistant Professor of Biology at Lafayette