The 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.