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
Winner: Melvili Cintron
First Runner-up: Jessica Fellmeth
Second Runner-up: Jon Brzezinski
Winner: Hanif Havedian-Mohaved
First Runner-up: Alexandra Nguyen
Second Runner-up: Leonardo Valdivieso
HGINJ Reproductive Genetics sponsored travel awards:
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Bo Li is first author on a paper in Developmental Biology in March 2015 “The orphan GPCR, Gpr161, regulates the retinoic acid and canonical Wnt pathways during neurulation.”
Srikanth Vemulapalli is first author on paper in The Journal of Rheumatology in April 2015 “Inclusion Body Myositis in a Patient with RNA Polymerase III Antibody-positive Systemic Sclerosis.”
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) grant. Click here to read press release. Click here to learn more about iJOBS that launched in January 2015.
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:
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
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