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 activities. You must pre-register to attend.
- February 10 from 4:30-6:00pm:
Career Panel on Clinical Diagnostics. Ryma
Benayed, PhD, an alum from our program now at Sloan Kettering, Homer Adams from Janssen, and
Mary Carayannopoulos, PhD from CINJ will talk about clinical testing
with a focus on biomarker discovery in oncology.
- February 18 from
3:00-5:00pm: Site visit to the Commercialization Center for
Innovative Technologies (CCIT) which is a
biotech incubator in North Brunswick. We will hear from scientists
who are starting up their own biotech companies and tour the
To navigate to the Rutgers iJOBS website and register, click here
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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- 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.
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:
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