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

Brittany F. Karas is first author on a paper in Human Molecular Genetics, January 2024. “Removal of pomt1 in zebrafish leads to loss of α-dystroglycan glycosylation and dystroglycanopathy phenotypes”.

Komal Madleywala was awarded a NJ Commission on Cancer Research, July 2023.

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, July 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.


Important Links for Current Students


Upcoming Events

Feb 28 10:00 am - 11:20 am

Introduction to Box

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Feb 28 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


iJOBS Virtual Site Visit: Daiichi Sankyo

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Feb 29 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Financial Planning Workshop for Graduate Students and Postdocs

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Mar 5 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


iJOBS Seminar: Navigating the Publication Process

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Mar 6 10:00 am - 11:20 am

Using Media in PowerPoint

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Mar 7 10:00 am - 11:20 am

Accessibility Tools for Teaching

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Mar 7 11:00 am - 2:00 pm


iJOBS Site Visit: NJ Bioscience Center

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Mar 12 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm


iJOBS Workshop: Top Tips for Publication Figures using BioRender

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Past Events

Feb 27 10:00 am - 11:20 am

PivotTables in Excel

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Feb 23 10:00 am - 11:20 am

Introduction to VoiceThread

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Feb 21 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Research Cafe: Yingchun Xu, Jessica Mingoia, & Ana Maria Oliynyk

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Feb 21 12:00 am - 11:20 am

Introduction to Excel

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Feb 19 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Understanding Student Motivation for Learning

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Feb 15 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


iJOBS Primer: What You Need to Know about PK/PD for a Job in Pharma

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Feb 14 10:00 am - 11:20 am

Making Conference Posters in PowerPoint

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Feb 8 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Dealing with Difficult Topics

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Feb 8 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Navigating the Diversity of the University to Support our Graduate Students and Postdocs

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Feb 8 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


iJOBS and Erdos Institute Seminar: A Bioinformatics Career from Bristol Myers Squib to Amazon Web Services

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Feb 7 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Graduate Student Organization

Research Cafe: Jackie Stanmyre, Niki Natarajan, & Rachel Acosta

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Feb 1 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Preparing Your Diversity Statement for Academic Employment

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