Grace A. Farber PhD

Grace A. Farber PhD

Interim Associate Dean, Misher College of Arts and Sciences
Pre-Health Director
Co-Director, Neuroscience Program

Associate Professor of Biological Sciences and Neuroscience


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

Farber, G.A. and Hark, A.T. 2017. Cut It Out!  Editing DNA with CRISPR Cas-9.  National Center For Case Study Teaching In Science. Available at

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: Griffith Hall, 212
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