Professor Andrew (Andy) Singson is a Full Professor in the Department of Genetics and a member of Graduate Programs in Molecular Biosiences as well as the Waksman Institute of Microbiology. He teaches Honors courses in the Department of Genetics. Professor Singson received his undergraduate degree from University of California, Davis, and his Ph.D. from University of California, San Diego. He has had numerous grants from National Institutes of Health. Professor Singson has research interests in the molecular mechanism of fertilization (sperm-egg interactions). The long-term goal of research in his lab is to understand the molecular events that mediate gamete recognition, adhesion, signaling and fusion. The genetic and molecular dissection of these events will also provide insights relevant to other important cell-cell interactions during the development of multi-cellular organisms. In his free time, Dr. Singson is also the faculty advisor for the Rutgers University Cycling Team.