Welcome to the Rutgers Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School


The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School offers interdisciplinary PhD training in specialties including Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Physiology, Environmental Exposure, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Biomedical Engineering, Toxicology,and Neuroscience.  These graduate training programs are offered jointly with the Graduate School New Brunswick on our Piscataway and New Brunswick campuses.

In addition, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School offers a Masters in Clinical and Translational Sciences, a Masters in Biomedical Science and an MS in Biomedical Sciences. 

The November iJOBS session topic will be:

Pharmaceutical Management Careers with a Biology PhD

Our special guests will be:
John Sun, PhD, MBA - Global Project Manager, Integrated Information Sciences, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Ildiko Antal, PhD - Associate Director, Business Development Operations and Alliance Management, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Carrie Markgraf, MD, PhD - Discovery Sciences Support, Merck and Co, Ltd

Tuesday November 11, 2014 at 4:30pm

Daniel Kessler Teaching Labs, RWJMS, Rooms C1/C2
Refreshments will be served.

Huge Welcome to our New Students!!!

Please click below for important Presentations from our orientation

PhD/MS GSBS Orientation Slides

Academic and Research Integrity Orientation Slides



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Upcoming Events

  • The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (PI Millonig) and Rutgers School of Engineering (PI Yarmush) are excited to announce that we have been awarded a 5 year NIH Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (BEST) grantClick here to read press release.
  • The October iJOBS career panel focused on Patent Law & Intellectual Property Careers with a Biology PhD. Guest speakers from Greenberg Traurig, LLP were: Elysa Goldberg, PhD, Esq and
    Barry Schindler, Esq.
    For advice on how to prepare for careers in education, click here.

  • We held our first iJOBS career panel in September 2014. The topic was Educational Careers with a Biology PhD. The speakers were Patricia Irizarry-Barreto, Tara Cominski and Lucille O'Reilly. For advice on how to prepare for careers in education, click here.
  • Rutgers has been ranked 33rd worldwide of 1000 top universities and 24th of 229 top US universities by the Center for World University Rankings
  • Eva Rubio-Marrero

    in Davide Comeletti's lab was selected to go to: Scientist Mentoring & Diversity Program for Biotechnology (SMDP Biotech)

  • Congratulations
    Daniel Sharp received the Steven A. Cox Scholarship in Cancer Research at Rutgers University
  • Congratulations
    Sam Kogan received
    Eastern Vascular Society Student Award for "Surgical Treatment of a Pancreaticoduodenal Arcade Aneurysm in the Setting of Chronic Total Occlusion of the Celiac Trunk"
  • Publications:
    Matthew L. Kraushar"Temporally defined neocortical translation and polysome assembly are determined by the RNA-binding protein, Hu antigen R". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA
    Hanif Vahedian-Movahed is co-first author on a paper published in Science in June 2014 "Transcription. Interactions between RNA polymerase and the "core recognition element" counteract pausing"

  • Graduation Awards:
    Jimin Zhang won the Stanley S. Bergen, Jr, Medal of Excellence.
    Kathleen Cappacione
    won the Outstanding Teaching and Service award.
    Winder Perez won the Dissertation Excellence award
    Ahlim Al Sanani won the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award in the Master's Program.
  • Grants
    Heather McGowan
    received a F31 fellowship from the NIH in May 2014 "Synaptic function of Chromosome 21-encoded miRNAs" 
    Victoria DiBona received a Graduate Student Fellowship in April 2014 from the New Jersey Commission for Brain Injury Research "Modulating neuroinflammation for treatment of TBI".
  • PhD Alumni News:
    Recent Graduates
    William Schneider, PhD, postdoc at Rockefeller
    Eric Joyce, PhD, postdoc at Harvard
    Arjun Sasikumar, PhD, postdoc at UC Berkeley
    Leia Miller, PhD, postdoc at the NIH
    Previous graduates
    Norell Hadzimichalis, PhD, Tech Transfer Expert, Outside-Innovation Associate
    Jean Honeywell, PhD, Clinical Research Coordinator, Alchera Bio LLC
    Patricia Irizzarry-Barreto, PhD, Program Coordinator, Rutgers Science Explorer Bus; Assoc. Director, Geology Museum
    Mary Lynn Mercado, PhD, Senior Medical Writing Scientist, Janssen Research & Development
    Monica Mody, PhD, Director, Medical Information, Oncology, US Medical Affairs, Bristol-Myers Squibb
    Harry Du, PhD, JD, Patent Attorney, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
    Nancy Vranich, PhD, VP/Medical Director Medical & Scientific Affairs, AgencyRX LLC
  • Alumni Data from LinkedIn
    54% pharmaceutical companies/business, 22% current postdocs, 13% in academic faculty positions, 5% government/policy, 3% science writing, 3% patent law/tech transfer
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