Biomedical and Health Sciences - All Degree Programs

New Brunswick | Piscataway, NJ

Welcome to the Biomedical and Health Sciences Graduate Programs

Preparing You For Success

The Rutgers University Biomedical and Health Sciences graduate programs in New Brunswick/Piscataway, NJ provide personalized academic support for Master's, Ph.D., and M.D./Ph.D., and Certificate programs to prepare graduate students for success.

Master's Degree Programs

Our Biomedical Sciences – M.S. Program is designed to meet the diverse needs of talented individuals who have an interest in pursuing a career in a health-related profession, especially medicine, or research. Students engage in rigorous coursework including Anatomy Lab and complete a Capstone Project under the guidance of a faculty mentor and approximately 70% of the graduates attend medical school. The Clinical and Translational Science – M.S. Program trains future team leaders who can design and oversee programs, facilitate and manage collaborations, and lead research teams in clinical and translational research to bring new drug therapies to market. 

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Ph.D. Programs

Our interdisciplinary Ph.D. Programs at Rutgers University can provide a breadth and depth of knowledge with opportunities to learn computation, teamwork, leadership, and communication skills through innovative professional development programs like iJOBS. Our students graduate in approximately 5.7 years with an average of 1.4 first author and three co-author publications. Approximately 50% of our graduates land jobs in the biopharma industry immediately after graduation and the other half chose to pursue postdoctoral or government positions.  

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M.D./Ph.D. Programs

Our M.D./Ph.D. program is an institutional partnership between Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers University-New Brunswick campus, and Princeton University. In addition to clinical and basic science proficiency, the M.D./Ph.D. program includes opportunities for professional development, global health work, and the study of health policy and management. Our goal is to ensure that graduates of the M.D./Ph.D. program at RWJMS are uniquely prepared to become leaders in biomedical research, academic medicine, and the prevention of disease.

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Certificate Programs

We offer three certificate programs in the School of Graduate Studies: Anatomy Instruction, Clinical and Translational Science, and Medical Physics. Our Medical Physics – Certificate Program is now available online. 

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News About Our Graduate Students

Tsui-Wen Chou is the first author on a paper in Cell Death & Disease, July 2021. “Fibrillar α-synuclein induces neurotoxic astrocyte activation via RIP kinase signaling and NF-κB”.

Tzeh K. Foo is the first author on a paper in Cancer Research, July 2021. “ATR/ATM-mediated phosphorylation of BRCA1 T1394 promotes homologous recombinational repair and G2/M checkpoint maintenance”.

Branden Sanabria was awarded an NIH F31 pre-doctoral fellowship "The Role of Corticostriatal Microcircuitry in Sensorimotor Integration”, July 2021.

Nimit Shah was awarded an NIH F31 pre-doctoral fellowship “Barriers and predictors of physical fitness among volunteer firefighters”, July 2021

Emily DiMartini was awarded an NJCCR pre-doctoral fellowship “A clickable drug targeting system for ovarian cancer”, July 2021

Iva Salamon was awarded an NJ Governor’s Council on Autism pre-doctoral fellowship “The role of the autism risk gene Celf4 in the specification of the first synapses during early neocortical development”, June 2021.

Courtney McDermott was awarded an NJ Governor’s Council on Autism pre-doctoral fellowship “Early life microbiota dysbiosis and autism: effects on neurodevelopment and behavioral outcomes”, June 2021.

Agata Krzyzanowska was awarded an AAI Careers in Immunology Fellowship. "Identification, function and transcriptional control of innate-like Tregs, June 2021.

Stephania Guzman was awarded the Bevier Fellowship for 2021-2022

Liana Schwartz-Orbach was awarded an NIH F30 pre-doctoral fellowship “The function of H3K23me3, a transgenerationally inherited heterochromatin mark”, June 2021

Svetlana Bagdasarov was awarded an NJCCR pre-doctoral fellowship “Ligand-directed alpha- galactosyltransferase gene therapy using hybrid AAV phage vector for antitumor immune response”, June 2021

Paul Kraycer was awarded an NJCCR pre-doctoral fellowship "The Role of Sliding in Cohesin Accumulation and Function on Chromosomes”, June 2021.

Rukia Henry was awarded an NJCCR pre-doctoral fellowship “Elucidating the Role of LYN Src Kinase in DNA Repair”, June 2021

Thushara Nethramangalath was awarded an AHA pre-doctoral fellowship "Role of the TRPM7-CNNM Complex in Regulating Neuronal I(OGD) Activity During Ischemia", March 2021.

Mikayla Voglewede was awarded a National Institute of Health Predoctoral Fellowship for "Mechanism of Par3-Mediated Regulation of Dendritic Spine Plasticity" in March 2021.

Alex Yonk was awarded a National Institutes of Health Predoctoral Fellowship for "POm and Its Role In Striatal Circuitry Modulation" in December 2020.

Vrushank Bhatt was awarded a Mistletoe Research Fellowship in October 2020.

Sierra Swords was awarded a National Institutes of Health Predoctoral Fellowship for "The Role of RME-8 In Neuronal Health And Parkinson's Disease" in June 2020.

Mai-uyen Nguyen was awarded a National Institutes of Health Predoctoral Fellowship for “Functions of KAT2A And KAT2B In Intestinal Homeostasis And Colon Cancer” in June 2020.

Kristine Conde was awarded a University and Louis Bevier Dissertation Completion Fellowship for "17b-Estradiol Enhances KNDy Neuronal Sensitivity To Ghrelin To Alter Reproduction, Energy Balance, and Thermoregulation In Females” in March 2020.

Nisha Singh was awarded the State of New Jersey Commission on Spinal Cord Research Fellowship for "Role of Guanine-Based Purines After SCI" in January 2020.

Breann Coffaro was awarded the Air Pollution Educational and Research Grant for "Ozone Reactions with Squalene: Particle Formation And Chemical Identification” in September 2019.

Nofar Engelhard was awarded the State of New Jersey Commission on Spinal Cord Research Fellowship for "Characterizing A Novel Spinal Cord Population: Role In Both Locomotive Control And Recovery From Spinal Cord Injury" in May 2019.

Anton Omelchenko was awarded a New Jersey Commission on Brain Injury Research Predoctoral Fellowship for “Exosome-Based Delivery Of RNAi Therapeutics To Target Traumatic Brain Injury” in April 2019.

Anna Giarratana was awarded a prestigious Fulbright Fellowship to study in Switzerland for one year in March 2019.


Upcoming Events

Sep 30 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Developing a Teaching Portfolio

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Sep 30 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


iJOBS Simulation: Medical Affairs

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Oct 1 9:30 am - 10:30 am

TA Project Office Hours

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Oct 1 9:50 am - 11:10 am

Intro to Box

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Oct 5 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Preparing Your Diversity Statement

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Oct 5 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

TA Project Office Hours

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Oct 7 9:50 am - 11:10 am

Universal Design for Learning

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Oct 7 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


iJOBS and Erdos Institute Seminar: Intellectual Property Attorney Myra McCormack, PhD, JD

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Past Events

Sep 21 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


iJOBS Networking: Practice networking session with BioPharma Networking Group

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Sep 21 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

TA Project Office Hours

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Sep 20 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Meeting for Second Year IMSD Students

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Sep 17 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Fellowship Application Workshop for Biomedical PhD Students

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Sep 17 10:30 am - 12:00 pm


iJOBS Practice Interviews: Merck

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Sep 17 9:30 am - 10:30 am

TA Project Office Hours

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Sep 13 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Meeting for First Year IMSD Students

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Sep 9 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


iJOBS and Erdos Institute Seminar: Norell Hadzmichalis, PhD Bayer Global R&D Director

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Aug 30-31 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Bootcamp for IMSD students

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Aug 6 9:30 am - 4:30 pm


MBS/MSBS Orientation

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Aug 2 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


iJOBS Career Panel: Academic Jobs at Large Research and Small Undergrad

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Jul 29 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm


RISE Program Virtual Symposium

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