Assistant Professor of Biology
- Ph.D. Pharmacology and Interdisciplinary Biological Sciences from Wayne State University School of Medicine
- B.S. University of Detroit Mercy
Assistant Professor of Biology, teaches courses in the areas of cell and molecular biology. Her research focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms of the protein complex called the COP9 signalosome, using the yeast as a model organism (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) as well as mammalian cell culture lines.
Dr. Najor received her B.S. in Biology from University of Detroit Mercy, her Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Interdisciplinary Biological Sciences from Wayne State University School of Medicine, and completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Northwestern University School of Medicine.
As a graduate student and postdoctoral fellow, she received Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Awards from the National Institute of Health.
She has also published in top journals such as the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, the Journal of Clinical Investigation, and the Journal of Cell Biology.
Dr. Najor will be joining the biology department this upcoming Fall 2016.