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!



Upcoming Rutgers iJOBS activitiesYou must pre-register to attend

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  • January 26, 2015 from 12-1:30pm: Workshop: Resume/CV Development (offered by Rutgers Career Services), Rutgers Busch Student Center, 604 Bartholomew Road, Room 174, Piscataway, NJ 08854
  • January 30, 2015 from 9am-1pm: Workshop: Communicating Science to Politicians and the Public (offered in conjunction with Eagleton Institute for Politics), 91 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

To view the presentation from the iJOBS informational forums, click here

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



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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:
    Michelle Cicchini is first author on a paper in Autophagy published in December 2014 "Autophagy regulator BECN1 suppresses mammary tumorigenesis driven by WNT1 activation and following parity".

    Dwaipayan Mukherjee is first author on a paper in PLoS One published in December 2014 "Physiologically-based toxicokinetic modeling of zearalenone and its metabolites: application to the jersey girl study".
  • Awards
  • 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 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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