Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

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   Nicholas M. Ponzio, Ph.D., M.S.

Master Educator

Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine



Dr. Ponzio is Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at New Jersey Medical
School and School of Graduate Studies. A graduate of Seton Hall University (B.A. and
M.S.) and SUNY Downstate Medical Center (Ph.D.), he performed postdoctoral studies at
Albert Einstein College of Medicine and New York Univ Medical Center. Prior to coming
to Rutgers, Dr. Ponzio was a faculty member at Northwestern University Medical
School. He has made numerous and significant contributions to the educational
programs of these universities in their medical, dental, and graduate school
programs. His teaching and mentoring skills were recognized by his induction into the
Master Educators? Guild of Rutgers in 2003, and by numerous excellence in teaching
and research awards. Dr. Ponzio has maintained an active research program for his
entire career at Northwestern and Rutgers, including investigation of the etiology
and immunotherapy of B cell lymphomas, therapeutic use of human umbilical cord blood
stem cells, and immunological aspects of Autism Spectrum Disorders. Most recently,
Dr. Ponzio has also focused his efforts to enhance interdisciplinary activities among
students in the health and science related training programs at Rutgers University.
One such ongoing initiative is development of a course titled Communicating Science
that teaches trainees to communicate their research clearly, accurately, and
understandably, while emphasizing its value, significance and


Ph.D., 1973, State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
M.S., 1970, Seton Hall University
B.A., 1968, Seton Hall University

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