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

Brandon D. Schweibenz is first author on a paper in The EMBO Journal, April 2022. “The intrinsically disordered CARDs-Helicase linker in RIG-I is a molecular gate for RNA proofreading.”

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.

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.

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Upcoming Events

Jun 2 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Internship and Career Opportunities for Graduate Students and Postdocs at Rutgers Innovation Ventures

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Jun 7 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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iJOBS Career Panel: Medical Science Liaison

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Jun 14 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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iJOBS Workshop: Value Propositions Statements for LinkedIn and Resumes

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Jun 16 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

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iJOBS Workshop: Applying to faculty jobs at undergraduate colleges (panel 1)

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Jun 20 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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iJOBS Workshop: Applying to faculty jobs at R1 universities (panel 1)

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Jun 21 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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iJOBS Virtual Site Visit: Becton Dickinson

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Jun 28 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

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iJOBS Workshop: Using Staffing Agencies to get hired, evaluate job offers, and negotiate packages in the life sciences

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Jun 29 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

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iJOBS Career Panel: Non-research careers with a PhD

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May 10 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

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iJOBS Site Visit: McCann Health Science Communication

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May 5 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Effective Mentoring of Undergrads

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May 3 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

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iJOBS Site Visit: RA Venture Capital

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Apr 28 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Alumni Panel: How to successfully pursue a non-academic career

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Apr 25 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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iJOBS Virtual Site Visit: PTC Therapeutics

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Apr 18 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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iJOBS Career Panel: Life Science Consulting

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Apr 18 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

First Time TA – Info Session

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Apr 14 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Grantwriting Fundamentals for Biomedical PhD Students

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Apr 12 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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iJOBS Networking: Current Trainees with BioPharma Networking Group

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Apr 11 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Teaching a Summer Course

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Apr 8 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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iJOBS Virtual Site Visit: Siemens Healthineers

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Apr 8 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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iJOBS Career Panel: Careers in Stem

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