Welcome to the Rutgers Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences 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 offers a Masters in Clinical and Translational Sciences, a Masters in Biomedical Science and an MS in Biomedical Sciences. 


Winners of the Aaron Shatkin Graduate Scholarship

Qian Wu, Philip Tedeshi, and Matthew Kraushar with Jim Millonig.


Winners from the GSA symposium

Oral Presentation:

Winner: Melvili Cintron

First Runner-up: Jessica Fellmeth

Second Runner-up: Jon Brzezinski

Poster Presentation:

Winner: Hanif Havedian-Mohaved

First Runner-up: Alexandra Nguyen

Second Runner-up: Leonardo Valdivieso

HGINJ Reproductive Genetics sponsored travel awards:

Alexandra Nguyen

Chenchao Gao

Jake Jacobs



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Upcoming Events

  • For upcoming seminars on campus, click here.
  • For all events including career training and iJOBS activities as well as seminars and thesis defenses please visit our Google calendar.


  • Publications:


    Philip Tedeschi is first author on a paper in Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology  in April 2015 “Methylthioadenosine phosphorylase (MTAP)-deficient T-cell ALL xenografts are sensitive to pralatrexate and 6-thioguanine alone and in combination.”


  • Tzung-Ju Wu is first author on a paper in Cell reports in April 2015 "Identification of a Non-Gatekeeper Hot Spot for Drug-Resistant Mutations in mTOR Kinase.


  • Awards
    Christina Ramirez was accepted to do an internship at the Institut Pasteur Korea in the summer     of 2015. She will be working in the Hepatitis Research Laboratory Group led by Dr. Marc P. Windisch.

  • Chenchao Gao was accepted into the summer internship program for the Office of Clinical Pharmacology at the FDA in April 2015. Kathryn Drzewiecki, Chris Lowe, Andrea Gray, Serom Lee, and Sarah Misenko created a team for the Mid-Atlantic Case Competition. This competition is for non-MBA graduate students to develop consulting case solving skills. It is hosted by the Graduate Student Consulting & Beyond Club at UVA and the Fellow Consulting Club at the NIH. They were selected as one of the 20 teams to compete. They have one week to put together their strategy they present at the NIH. Major consulting firms such as BCG and McKinsey are sponsoring the event and were available for networking.

    Heather McGowan was awarded a travel stipend in April 2015 from The 1st International Conference of the Trisomy 21 Research Society: "Changing Paradigms in Down Syndrome" in Paris, France.


    Leonardo Valdivieso-Torres received a travel award and honorarium as part of the Biotech Literacy Bootcamp at UC Davis in April 2015.

    Matthew Kraushar, Phil Tedeschi and Qian Wu have each received the inaugural Shatkin Awards for excellence in research in April 2015.  Each graduate student will receive $1500 to supplement the graduate stipend and $1500 for educational purposes.

    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. Click here to learn more about iJOBS that launched in January 2015.
  • Grants

    Katie Morgan was awarded an F30 NIH Grant- "MicroRNAs mediating Notch signaling in lung adenocarcinoma"


    Evelyn Okeke received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and Katelyn Marshall received an Honorable Mention for the NSF Fellowship in April 2015.  Both Evelyn and Katelyn are in the laboratory of Kiran Madura. 

    Michelle Sempkiowski received a Graduate Student Fellowship in March 2015 from the New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research studying a new binding geometry on liposomes that has the potential to selectively and effectively target and kill cancer cells with low or too low receptor expression.
  • 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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