Welcome to the Department of Genetics

Life Science lobby.  Photographer: Nick Romanenko. Copyright: 2010 Rutgers, The State University of New JerseyThe mission of the Department of Genetics is to promote excellence in education and research in the areas of model organism genetics, human genetics, computational genetics, bioinformatics, and genomics. The Department is situated on the Busch Campus of Rutgers University in Piscataway, NJ. There are more than 30 faculty members in the Department, with laboratories located in the Nelson Biological Laboratories, the Life Sciences Building, and the Waksman Institute.

The Department is affiliated with the Human Genetics Institute of New Jersey (HGINJ), which houses core microscopy and imaging facilities and offers state-of-the-art custom genomic solutions through RUCDR Infinite Biologics. As the world's largest university-based biorepository, RUCDR provides comprehensive services in bioprocessing, genomics, sample analytics and biostorage to the global scientific community. The Department oversees an undergraduate major in genetics within the Division of Life Science (DLS) and the Schools of Arts and Sciences (SAS), and the Genetic Counseling Master's Program.   

 Considering Med School or Dental School?  Genetics is a great major for either career. The Rutgers HPO provides the recent admission statistics by department here.





Upcoming Events

Mon Apr 6 @ 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Aravinda Chakravarti, Ph.D. New York University "Why study Hirschsprung Disease?"
Mon Apr 20 @ 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Joe Thornton, Ph.D. University of Chicago
Mon May 4 @ 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Needhi Bhalla, Ph.D. UC - Santa Cruz
Mon May 18 @ 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Brian Oliver, Ph.D.
Thu May 21 @ 9:00AM - 4:30PM
Department of Genetics Symposium


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