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 General Biology and Microbial Physiology.  Her research background focused primarily on the molecular mechanisms driving the lysosomal storage disorder Mucolipidosis Type IV.  Her research and teaching expertise includes cellular biology and molecular biology, microbiology, and neuroscience.

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