Kwangwon Lee, Ph.D.

Director of the Rutgers–Camden MARC program

Professor, Department of Biology

Dr. Lee studies the genetic and molecular mechanisms and mathematical modeling of 24-hr biological rhythms, also called circadian rhythms. Using eukaryotic model organisms, his lab studies the mechanisms of circadian clocks and their roles in fitness. Dr. Lee is the founder of the MARC program at RUC and is also serving students as the Director of Undergraduate Biology program. You can see his research HERE.

Nathan Fried Ph.D.

Assistant Director & Program Coordinator of the Rutgers–Camden MARC program

Assistant Professor, Department of Biology

Dr. Fried uses cutting-edge neuroscience techniques, such as animal behavior, optogenetics, calcium imaging, and machine learning to study the molecular mechanisms and neuronal circuitry behind the intersection of chronic pain and sleep in drosophila and rodents. He is also a Discipline-Based Education Researcher (DBER) studying ways to help students from low income backgrounds become successful scientists. You can see his research HERE.


If there are faculty at Rutgers–Camden or the University of Pennsylvania that the student wishes to conduct biomedical research with, students should let the Rutgers–Camden MARC leadership know so the faculty can be invited to join this list.

Current MARC Mentors

Rutgers University–Camden Faculty:

Anthony Geneva, Ph.D.

Jinglin Fu, Ph.D.

Kwangwon Lee, Ph.D.

Maria De La Encarnacion Solesio Torregrosa, Ph.D.

Nathan Fried, Ph.D.

Xingyun Qi, Ph.D.

Sunil Shende, Ph.D.

Rowan University – School of Osteopathic Medicine

Elizabeth West, Ph.D.