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. 

 

Graduate student Leonardo Valdivieso-Torres wrote an article entitled "Science Policy: Why Minority Science Students Should Care about Science Policy".  He and fellow graduate student Victoria DiBona spend a day on Capitol Hill through ASBMB to learn about lobbying for science.  Click here to read the article. Great job Leonardo and Vicky!

 

 

 

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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.

News

  • Publications:

    Monal Mehta is first author on a paper in Molecular Cancer Therapeutics in February 2015 “Radiosensitization of Primary Human Glioblastoma Stem-like Cells With Low-dose AKT Inhibition.”

    Mehdi Ghodbane is first author on paper in Microfluid Nanofluidics in February 2015 “Development of a low-volume, highly sensitive microimmunoassay using computational fluid dynamics-driven multiobjective optimization.”

  • Grants
    Michelle Sempkowski, a BME PhD student, was awarded a 2-year, $50,000 fellowship from the New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research in March 2015. Michelle is currently 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. Michelle is advised by Dr. Stavroula Sofou.
  • Awards
    Congratulations!  Leonardo Valdivieso-Torres was selected to participate in the second Biotech Literacy Project Boot Camp at UC Davis and won a travel award and honorarium. 

    Congratulations! Matthew Kraushar, Phil Tedeschi and Qian Wu have each received the inaugural Shatkin Awards for excellence in research.  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 see more about recent and upcoming iJOBS events.

    Rutgers has been ranked 33rd worldwide of 1000 top universities and 24th of 229 top US universities by the Center for World University Rankings

  • 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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