Biomedical and Health Sciences - All Degree Programs

New Brunswick | Piscataway, NJ

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. Program

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.  

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News About Our Graduate Students

Kyle P. Flannery is first author on a paper in medRxiv, May 2024. “A novel missense variant in the ATPase domain of ATP8A2 and review of phenotypic variability of ATP8A2-related disorders caused by missense changes”.

Samuel A. Adeleye is first author on a paper in PLoS Genetics, May 2024. “Queuosine biosynthetic enzyme, QueE moonlights as a cell division regulator.”

Kiranmayi Vemuri is first author on a paper in Cell Reports, May 2024. “Dynamic RNA polymerase II occupancy drives differentiation of the intestine under the direction of HNF4.”

Kaiden M. Power is first author on a paper in The Journal of Cell Biology, May 2024. “NEKL-4 regulates microtubule stability and mitochondrial health in ciliated neurons.”

Tess Felicia Kowalski was awarded a NIH F31 predoctoral fellowship, "Investigating habitual behavior and dopamine dysregulation in Tourette Syndrome", January 2024.

Emmanuel Alvarez was awarded a NIH F31 predoctoral fellowship, "Characterizing the formation and maintenance of drug-biased beliefs in opioid use disorder", February 2024.

Branden Sanabria was awarded a NIH F31 predoctoral fellowship, "The Role of Corticostriatal Microcircuitry in Sensorimotor Integration". 2023

Leela Biswas was awarded a Gridley​ McKim-Smith Women’s Health Fellowship, "Decoding Pregnancy Loss: Validating a Novel Genetic Biomarker of Poor Egg Quality", November, 2023

Sean Stratton was awarded a NIH F31 predoctoral fellowship, "Creating Pb Risk Mitigation Using Source Apportionment in an EJ Community", August 2023.

Kade Power was awarded a NIH F31 predoctoral fellowship, "Role of a NIMA-related kinase in neuronal microtubule stability and transport", August 2023.

Carolyn Kinkade was awarded a NIH F31 predoctoral fellowship, "Exposure to Zearalenone and its Impact on Maternal and Fetal Health", August 2023.

Komal Mandleywala was awarded a NJ Commission on Cancer Research, July 2023. "Dissecting OTUD5 as a novel therapeutic target in leukemia".

Nusrath Yusuf was awarded an NIH F31 predoctoral fellowship, "The role of Tex15 in shaping stochastic olfactory receptor gene choice", August 2023

Chelsea Cary was awarded a NIH F31 predoctoral fellowship, "Uteroplacental Vasculature and Fetal Growth after Plastic Particle Exposure", August 2023.

Zakiyah Henry was awarded a NIH F31 predoctoral fellowship, "The Tissue-Specific Functionality of the Farnesoid X Receptor in NASH Development", August 2023

Irving Estevez was awarded a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Gilliam Fellowship, "RIPK3 Signaling Reduces Neuronal Sensitivity to Excitotoxic Cell Death Following Zika Virus Infection", Sept 2023

Chadni Patel was awarded a NJ Commission on Cancer Research, "Investigating genetic susceptibility for chemotherapy-induce cognitive impairment." July 2023

Luka Turkalj was awarded NJ Dept of Health Autism Predoctoral Fellowship, "Perturbation of Neuronal Proteostasis and Integrated Stress Response in Cc2d1a and Cc2d1a/Cc2d1b Loss of Function", June 2023

Mikayla Voglewede was awarded a NIH F31 predoctoral fellowship, "Mechanism of Par3-mediated regulation of dendritic spine plasticity", April 2023.

Kyle Nunn was awarded a NJ Commission on Cancer Research, "Detailing KRAS/LKB1 co-mutated NSCLC metastatic dependency on host autophagy", March 2023

Xiao Su was awarded Autism Science Foundation, "Uncovering the cell-type specific synaptic mechanism of ASD-associated gene SETD1A loss-of-function in human neurons." March 2023

Christopher O'Brien was awarded a NIH F31 predoctoral fellowship "Molecular and Neuroanatomical Processes of Opioid addiction".

Courtney McDermott was awarded a F99/K00 award "Examination of gut-microbiome-brain interactions in a novel gene x environment model of neurodevelopmental disorders.” September 2022

Gregory Marshall was awarded a NJ Commission on Cancer Research, "Hepatitis B Virus integrations in KMT2B drive Hepatocellular Carcinoma." July 2022

Michael Rallo was awarded a NJ Commission on Spinal Cord Injury, "The Role of Hedgehog Signaling as a Mediator of Diverse Reactive Gliosis Phenotypes Following Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury.” July 2022

Agata Krzyzanowska was awarded a NJ Commission on Cancer Research "Immunotherapy checkpoint inhibitor efficacy is dependent upon a functionally unique T cell subset". July 2022

Vaidhyanathan Mahaganapathy was awarded a $10k Collaborative Project grant from the Cancer Genomics Cloud at Seven Bridges Institute, May 2022. "Analysis of Clonal Hematopoiesis of Indeterminate Potential (CHIP) in solid tumor microenvironment”.

Nydia Chang was awarded a NIH F31 predoctoral fellowship "Roles for astrocytic RIPK3 signaling in Parkinson's disease pathogenesis”. July 2022

Jake Lessing was awarded a NIH F30 predoctoal fellowship "Caesarean Delivery's Effect on the Early Life Microbiome and Neurodevelopment”. July 2022

Leela Biswas was awarded a NIH F30 predoctoral fellowship "Functional evaluation of kinesin gene variants associated with female subfertility and egg aneuploidy." August 2022 

Denise Robles was awarded a NJ Governor’s Council for Medical Research and Treatment of Autism (NJGCA) for her proposal entitled "Modeling Long-Range Connectivity Deficits in Autism Spectrum Disorders using Cerebral Organoids." July 2022

Jake Siebert was awarded a NJCCR pre-doctoral fellowship for his project investigating optical nanoprobes as fluorescent reporters of tumor associated immune populations. July 2022

Robert Rosen was awarded a NJCCR pre-doctoral fellowship  for his project investigating Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-cell Therapy associated toxicities. July 2022

Alessandro Bortolami was awarded an NJ Governor’s Council on Autism pre-doctoral fellowship "A novel murine model to study potassium channel-related autism spectrum disorder”. July 2022

Kevinn Eddy was awarded the Bevier Fellowship for 2022-2023.


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Upcoming Events

Jun 18 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Graphical Abstracts Workshop

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Jun 24 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


iJOBS Career Panel: Research positions in industry

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Jul 2 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


iJOBS Workshop: Resume Preparation using the Flamingo Program

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Jul 11 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


iJOBS Panel: Different Options for International PhD Trainees to Land a Job

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Jul 17 10:30 pm - 12:00 pm


iJOBS Career Panel: Non-research careers with a PhD

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Jul 18 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


iJOBS Seminar: Career Lessons Learned from Mergers and Acquisitions at Large Pharma and StartUps by Frank Malinoski

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Jul 23 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm


iJOBS Workshop: Applying to Teaching Intensive Faculty Jobs

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Aug 15 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


iJOBS Workshop: Applying to Research Intensive Faculty Jobs

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Past Events

Jun 11 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


iJOBS Workshop: How to Network on LinkedIn and Make the Most of Your Professional Relationships

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Jun 4 9:00 am - 1:00 pm


iJOBS and Novus I-Corps Program

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May 16 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm


iJOBS Virtual Site Visit: Teva Pharma

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May 8 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


iJOBS Virtual Site Visit: Johnson & Johnson

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May 1 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


iJOBS Workshop: Effective Mentoring of Undergraduates in Research

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Apr 25-26 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


iJOBS Workshop: Genomics Data Carpentry

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Apr 23 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Inaugural Morris-Inouye Lecture by Dr. Kevan Shokat

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Apr 17 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Graduate Student Organization

Research Cafe: Pritha Mukherjee & Julie Aromi

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Apr 17 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


iJOBS Site Visit: Colgate-Palmolive

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Apr 15 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Preparing Job Materials: A Co-Mentoring Session with Graduate Students and Postdocs

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Apr 12 10:00 am - 11:20 am

Intermediate Prezi Next

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Apr 11 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Teaching a Summer Course

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