Join an institute that is making neuroscience at Rutgers a highly translational and internationally preeminent research enterprise.


The Graduate Program in Neuroscience includes faculty members from several departments representing neuroscience, cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, and psychology, psychiatry, genetics, neurology, and animal sciences. The recently formed Brain Health Institute coordinates Neuroscience activities and seminars throughout the university.  Areas of specialization include production and analysis of mutant mouse activity; regulation of neural and glial gene expression; developmental neurobiology; autism; gliogenesis; neurogenesis; spinal cord injury; stem cell biology; synaptic plasticity; mechanisms and regulatory controls of learning and memory.

The program selects students on the basis of their academic records, references, and research experience.  A student must have an undergraduate cumulative grade-point average of at least B to be considered for admission.  Prerequisite courses normally include biology, general and organic chemistry, calculus, and physics.  Financial aid is provided to highly qualified students, and typically includes a stipend to cover living expenses and remission of tuition fees. The classes of direct support include fellowships, graduate assistantships provided through research grants held by individual professors, NIH training grants, and teaching assistantships associated with individual teaching units of the program.

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Director of Neuroscience Graduate Program:
John Pintar, Ph.D.
Professor, Neuroscience and Cell Biology
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
683 Hoes Lane West, Research Building 359
Piscataway, NJ 08854


Administrator of Neuroscience Graduate Program:
Joan Mordes
Program Assistant
Tel: 732-235-5390
Fax: 732-235-4990
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
683 Hoes Lane West, Research Building 363
Piscataway, NJ 08854


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John Pintar

  • Professor and Director of Graduate Program in Neuroscience


Joan Mordes

  • Program Assistant