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. 

Learn about the Rutgers iJOBS program and how you can get involved:


            To view the presentation from the iJOBS informational 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 January iJOBS session topic will be:

Careers in Medical Information with a Biology PhD

Our special guests will be:
Brian Kramer, PhD - Medical Science Liaison, Janssen

Tuesday December 13, 2015 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

  • Publications:
    Kristina Hernandez and Munjin Kwon are co-authors on a paper in Biological Psychiatry published in Nov 2014 "Nos1AP, a protein implicated in schizophrenia, controls radial migration of cortical neurons".
    Almin Lalani
    is first author on a paper in J. Immunology published in Nov 2014 "Myeloid cell TRAF3 regulates immune responses and inhibits inflammation and tumor development in mice".
    Michelle Sempkowski is first author on a paper in Crit Rev Oncology Nov 2014 "Liposome-based approaches for delivery of mainstream chemotherapeutics: preparation methods, liposome designs, therapeutic efficacy".
  • Awards
    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 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
  • Eva Rubio-Marrero

    in Davide Comeletti's lab was selected to go to: Scientist Mentoring & Diversity Program for Biotechnology (SMDP Biotech)

  • Daniel Sharp received the Steven A. Cox Scholarship in Cancer Research at Rutgers University
  • 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"
  • 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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