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, 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 the Shatkin Winners!

Katie Morgan, Jim Millonig, Heather McGowan and Swapnil Devarkar.



Check out our very own student Heather McGowan talking about creating a stem cell model of Down Syndrome


Click here to watch the video!





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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:

    Heather McGowan is first author on a paper in Cell Regeneration, October 2015.  “Regulatory functions and pathological relevance of the MECP2 3'UTR in the central nervous system.”

  • Awards and Positions

    The 2015-16 winners of the Aaron Shatkin Graduate Scholarshi:
    Swapnil Devarkar -
    PhD student in the laby of Smita Patel
    Heather McGowan-
    MD/PhD student in the lab of Zhiping Pang
    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

    Andrea Gray accepted a job at the FDA in the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research / Office of Tissue, Cell, and Gene Therapies / Cell Therapies Branch in October 2015. 

    Jennifer Therkorn
    received a Rutgers Eagleton Institute of Politics Fellowship for 2015-16

    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

    Apoorva Halikere was awarded an F31 NIH Grant
    "Neuronal basis of OPRM1 A118G polymorphism in alcohol use disorders" in
    August 2015.

    Na Cai
    received an American Heart Association pre-doctoral fellowship "Regulation of TRPM7 channel kinase by 14-3-3 proteins" in July 2015.

    Mihir Patel
    was awarded a NJ Commission on Brain Injury Research Pre-doctoral Fellowship "Recovery of the dendritic network after traumatic brain injury" in May 2015.

    Valentina Dal Pozzo
    received a NJ Commission on Brain Injury Research Pre-doctoral Fellowship "Role of Reelin in traumatic brain injury" in May 2015.

    was awarded an F30 NIH Grant- "MicroRNAs mediating Notch signaling in lung adenocarcinoma" in April 2015.


    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. 

  • PhD Alumni News:
    Recent Graduates
    Andrea Gray, FDA in the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research.
    Shanique Edwards, PhD,
    Draw it to Know it Creative LLC.
    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, Rutgers
    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
  • 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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