Welcome to the Rutgers Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences New Brunswick/Piscataway
The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences New Brunswick/Piscataway offers interdisciplinary PhD training in specialties including Biochemistry, Pharmacology (including a Cancer Biology Concenration), 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 offers a Masters in Clinical and Translational Sciences, a Masters in Biomedical Science and an MS in Biomedical Sciences.
Congratulations to our 2016 graduates and award winners!
Eva Rubio-Marrero, PhD - GSBS - New Brunswick/Piscataway Outstanding Teaching and Service Award
Leonardo Valdivieso-Torres, PhD - GSBS- New Brunswick/Piscataway Dissertation Excellence Award
Xin Chen - Masters Academic Achievement
Roko Rasin, MD, PhD -
New Jersey Health Foundation, Inc. Excellence in Teaching Award
George Mulheron, PhD - GSBS Outstanding Educator Award
Sandra Gensini, from the Master of Clinical and
Translational Science Program, received a travel award from the GSBS to present
her work at the 11th Annual Academic Surgical Congress held
in Jacksonville on Feb 2016. Her platform presentation was entitled “Outcomes of
Hybrid versus open surgery for aortic arch disease in the Medicare population”
LABTV Profiles Lab Researchers
Blessy George, Heather McGowan, Xia Wen and Appoorva Halikere PhD Students studying at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, have been featured by LabTV’s “The Human Faces of Medical Research” podcast series.
LabTV is working to inspire the next generation of great young scientists by featuring the personal stories of young medical researchers in NIH-funded laboratories.
Please click on individual profiles for video.
Two of our master’s students, Alex Kenefake and Ashley Millette, spent three months in Indonesia as USAID fellows last summer. Read what they had to say about this extraordinary experience. We encourage the incoming MBS class to consider applying for the prestigious USAID fellowship for an all paid summer research experience in Indonesia.
Alex Kenefake Ashley Millette
GSBS MBS GSBS MBS
Click here to read all about Alex's Experience! Click here to read all about Ashley's Experience!
Read about IMSD graduate student Eileen Oni and her experiences in the iJOBS program here
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Congratulations Urmimala Basu for her American Heart Association Fellowship "Mechanism and regulation of human mitochondrial DNA transcription" in May 2016.
Congratulations Vince Mirabella for his NIH F30 award "Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress as a Novel Mechanism of Synaptic Dysfunction in Autism Associated NLGN3 R451C Human Neurons" in February 2016.
Olufunmilola (Funmi) Ibironke received a United States Environmental Protection Agency Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowship for Graduate Environmental Study entitled "Air Pollution Particulate Matter Effects on Adaptive Human Antimycobacterial Immunity" in February 2016.
Congratulations Jeremy Tang for receiving a NJCCR pre-doctoral fellowship entitled "TRIM33's
Role in DNA Repair and Endogenous Retrotransposon Suppression" in January 2016.
- Awards and Positions
Dharm Patel has an internship at Leo Pharma, Inc for the summer of 2016
Almin Lalani has an internship at Novartis for the summer of 2016.
Fei Wang has an internship at Tesla Motors, Inc doing data science for the summer of 2016.
Yuan Liu has an internship at Genentech for the summer of 2016.
Ina Nikolaeva got a job at Nucleus Global in March 2016.
The 2015-16 winners of the Aaron Shatkin Graduate Scholarshi:
Swapnil Devarkar - PhD student in the laby of Smita
Heather McGowan- MD/PhD student in the lab of Zhiping
Katherine Morgan - MD/PhD student in the lab of Sharon
Pine. Congratulations! The Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy Summer Research Fellowship Program was awarded another R25 grant from the NIH in November 2015.
Kristina Hernandez got a job at MediTech Media which is a part of Nucleus Global in November 2015.
Winder Perez got a job at Stryker Corp as an Assistant Microbiologist in November 2015
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) grant. Click here to read press release. Click here to learn more about iJOBS that launched in January 2015.
Andrea Gray, FDA in the Center for Biologics Evaluation and
Shanique Edwards, PhD, Draw it to Know it Creative LLC.
William Schneider, PhD, postdoc at
Eric Joyce, PhD, postdoc at
Arjun Sasikumar, PhD, postdoc at
Leia Miller, PhD, postdoc at
Alumni Data from exit survey (first position after graduate)
68% postdoc, 17% research position in pharma/biotech, 9% research-related career (e.g. consulting, science writing, patent law, non-profit), 4% faculty/government position
Alumni Data from
LinkedIn (current position)
41% research in pharma/biotech, 24% research-related careers (e.g. consulting, science writing, patent law, non-profit), 20% current postdocs,
15% academic faculty positions