Department of Genetics

The Department of Genetics currently has ~25 faculty members spanning all career stages including tenured, tenure-track, and research-track faculty.

Our faculty are actively engaged in:

  • Scholarship: conducting research, writing grants and peer-reviewed publications, and presenting research at national and international scientific meetings.
  • Teaching: teaching undergraduate and graduate courses at Rutgers, lecturing in outside courses, hands-on mentoring of post-doctoral fellows, graduate students, and undergraduate students within our laboratories, preparing them for careers in science, healthcare, education, public policy, industry and government.
  • Service: serving on a wide variety of national and local committees and boards, and participating in publication and grant peer-review, to inform decisions that impact public health and to increase scientific literacy.

Our department enjoys highly congenial faculty interactions, both professionally and socially.  Many faculty have young or school-aged children and many share common hobbies and interests outside the workplace. Several faculty and staff have been in the department for over 20 years, including some since it was instantiated in 1998.

We aspire to be the leading genetics department in a public research university. We are committed to excellence in research, education and service in all aspects of our university and community.

We are especially committed to increasing diversity and inclusiveness among our faculty, trainees, and staff.

The Department of Genetics welcomes gifts from alumni, parents, and friends of Rutgers University.  Financial contributions to the Department support student scholarships, fellowships and research, as well as faculty research endeavors.