About Us

Mission and Vision Statements of the Department of Genetics

 Mission Statement

Our department encourages and fosters research, education and public service to understand and advance the genetics of human and model organisms. Our faculty conduct cutting-edge research using molecular, cellular, and computational approaches and prepare trainees (undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral) for careers in science, healthcare, education, public policy, industry and government. The ultimate mission is the betterment of the human condition through generation and dissemination of genetic knowledge within an ethical framework.


Vision Statement

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 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.

  • Research: We will build on our current strengths as a leading research department in diverse areas of genetics such as Cancer, Computational, Reproductive, Evolutionary and Microbial genetics.
  • Education: We will attract the most talented students and provide innovative training programs at all levels of education, thus preparing the for the frontiers of 21st century careers.
  • Service: We will foster strong ties with our community, industry, and government at the local, state, and national levels to inform decisions that impact public health and to increase scientific literacy.

 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.