Darshan Desai

Darshan Desai


darshan.j.desai [at] njit.edu



Office Location


Fenster Hall Rm 362, Biology Dept - CKB 337

NJIT Director of Pre-Health Programs, Pre-Health Advisor

I am a cell biologist utilizing a neuronal model from the Peripheral Nervous System. My doctoral dissertation work dealt with the role of E-cadherin, a cell adhesion molecule localized on the Schwann cell plasma membrane, and its function in regulating myelination. Currently, I am the NJIT University Pre-Health Advisor, helping undergraduate students matriculate into various health professional programs; additionally I'm a lecturer in the Department of Biological Sciences, where I have taught courses in Neuropathology, Neurobiology and Mammalian Physiology.


B.S. in Psychology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, 1995.

Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ, 2010.