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. 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.  

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News About Our Graduate Students

Caleb LoSchiavo is first author on a paper in American Journal of Men’s Health, July, 2022. “Predictors of Anal High-Risk HPV Infection Across Time in a Cohort of Young Adult Sexual Minority Men and Transgender Women in New York City, 2015-2020.”

Alexa Murray is first author on a paper in Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology, August 2022. “Farnesoid X receptor regulates lung macrophage activation and injury following nitrogen mustard exposure.”

Isabella Maita is first author on a paper in Frontiers in Behavioral Science, August 2022. “Chronic stress-induced synaptic changes to corticotropin-releasing factor-signaling in the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis.”

Jianming Wang is first author on a paper in Blood, August 2022. “Leukemia inhibitory factor protects against graft-versus-host disease while preserving graft-versus-leukemia activity.”

Gina M. Castellano is first author on a paper in Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, June 2022. “Inhibition of mTORC1/2 and DNA-PK via CC-115 Synergizes with Carboplatin and Paclitaxel in Lung Squamous Cell Carcinoma”.

Natalie Burchat is first author on a paper in Biochimica et Biophysica Acta Moleculary and Cell Biology of Lipids, June 2022. “SCD1 is nutritionally and spatially regulated in the intestine and influences systemic postprandial lipid homeostasis and gut-liver crosstalk”.

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.

Kiranmayi Vemuri was awarded an AHA pre doctoral fellowship “Mechanisms of Intestinal Lipid Metabolism as Therapeutic Targets for Diet-Induced Obesity”, December 2021.

Stephania Guzman was awarded an NIH F31 pre-doctoral fellowship  "Hepatic kisspeptin receptor signaling in nonalcoholic fatty liver", December 2021.

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.

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Sep 30 10:00 am - 11:20 am

Introduction to Box

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Basic RefWorks 3.0

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Creating Excel Spreadsheets for Grading

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iJOBS and Erdos Institute Seminar: Ray Lei Zhong, PhD Data Analytics

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GradFund Strategic Proposal Writing Series: Crafting the Personal Statement

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Rutgers Biomedical PhD Programs Open House New Brunswick/Piscataway

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Managing Your Time as a TA

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Oct 11 10:00 am - 11:20 am

PowerPoint Tools for Teaching

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Sep 29 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

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iJOBS Career Panel: Non-Faculty Jobs for PhDs in Academia

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Sep 29 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

GradFund Strategic Proposal Writing Series: Crafting the Research Statement

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Sep 27 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Developing a Culturally Responsive Curriculum

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Sep 26 10:00 am - 11:20 am

Making Conference Posters in PowerPoint

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Sep 23 10:00 am - 11:20 am

Introduction to Prezi Next

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Sep 22 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

GradFund Strategic Proposal Writing Series: Writing Without Jargon

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Sep 20 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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iJOBS Seminar: Startups and Fellowship Opportunities

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Sep 19 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Preparing Your Diversity Statement

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Sep 16 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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SGS New Fellows Welcome Celebration

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Sep 15 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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iJOBS Site Visit: Bristol Myers Squibb

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Sep 15 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

GradFund Strategic Proposal Writing Series: Aligning Your Proposal with Review Criteria 

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Sep 15 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Faculty Workshop in Mentoring Biomedical PhD students

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