Grace A. Farber PhD

Grace A. Farber PhD

Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences


PhD, Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Pittsburgh

BS, Behavioral Neuroscience, Rider University


Dr. Farber holds a PhD from the University of Pittsburgh in Cellular and Molecular Biology.  She currently teaches Introductory Biology and several courses in Neuroscience. Her research background includes studies on animal behavior, the effect of stress on the autonomic nervous system, and molecular studies of neurodegenerative disease, specifically Mucolipidosis Type IV. Her research and teaching expertise focus mainly on cellular and molecular neurobiology. Dr. Farber currently accepts undergraduates for literature based independent study.

Selected Scholarly Activity

Colletti G.A., Miedel, M.T., Quinn, J., Andharia, N., Weisz, OA., Kiselyov, K. “Loss of Lysosomal Ion Channel Transient Receptor Potential Channel Mucolipin-1 (TRPML1) Leads to Cathepsin B-dependent Apoptosis." J Biol. Chem. 287(11): 8082-91 (2012)

Kiselyov K., Colletti G.A., Terwilliger A., Ketchum K., Lyons C.W., Quinn J., Muallem S. “TRPML: transporters of metals in lysosomes essential for cell survival?” Cell Calcium 50(3):288-94 (2011)

Colletti G.A., Kiselyov K. “Trpml1.” Adv Exp Med Biol. 704: 209-219 (2011)

Colletti, G. and Slinskey-Legg, A. “The Bold Fold: How a tiny cell does a big job. A hands-on protein synthesis activity geared towards middle and high school STEM students.” Poster presentation at the Northeast POGIL Conference. Allentown, PA July 2011.

Contact Information

Office location: McNeil Science & Technology Center, Room 376
Mailing address: University of Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495
Office Phone: 267-295-3157

g [dot] farber [at] usciences [dot] edu