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. 

Upcoming Forums to learn about the Rutgers iJOBS program and how you can get involved:


           Thursday, 11/20/2014; 3:00-4:00 PM; RWJMS, 675 Hoes Lane West, Piscataway, NJ, West Lecture Hall

           Monday, 11/24/2014; 4:00-5:00 PM; NJMS, 185 South Orange Avenue, Newark, NJ, MSB Room B556

             Monday, 12/08/2014; 5:00-6:00 PM; Biomedical Engineering Building, 599 Taylor Road, Piscataway, NJ, Room 102

        To view the presentation from the forums, click here

      To navigate to the Rutgers iJOBS website, click here

      To view past events from iJOBS career panels with tips on how to make yourself marketable for jobs, click here

The December iJOBS session topic will be:

Department of Health Careers with a Science PhD

Our special guests will be:
Tina Fan, PhD - Research Scientist/Program Manager, Program of Chemical Terrorism, Biomonitoring and Food Testing, NJ Department of Health
Scott Shone, PhD - Research Scientist/Program Manager, Newborn Screening, NJ Department of Health

Tuesday December 9, 2014 at 4:30pm

Daniel Kessler Teaching Labs, RWJMS, Room 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 November iJOBS career panel focused on Pharmaceutical Managment Careers with a Biology PhD. Guests speakers were: 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.  For advice on how to prepare for careers in pharma management, click here.  For a podcast of the event, click here.

  • 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 patent law, click here. For a podcast of the event, 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"

  • 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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