The Department of Genetics currently has 30 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 courses at Rutgers, lecturing in outside courses, hands-on teaching of post-doctoral fellows, graduate students, and undergraduate students within our laboratories, and participating in numerous activities aimed at educating the general public about the importance of our research), and service(serving on a wide variety of national and local committees, boards, participating in publication and grant peer-review groups).
The research interests of the faculty span a wide variety of important and cutting-edge areas of genetics and genomics and include cancer, cellular, computational, developmental, evolutionary, expression regulation, molecular, neuropsychiatric, population, reproductive, statistical, epigenetics, and neurogenetics. Research is being conducted in humans, mice, zebrafish, fruit flies, nematodes, yeast and bacteria. We also have faculty working in computational and statistical genetics and bioinformatics. For a complete faculty listing and detailed research descriptions, see our list of faculty and faculty research page.
Members of the faculty have received competitive research grants from several institutes within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF), as well as the State of New Jersey and numerous private foundations such as the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression, the Simons Foundation, Autism Speaks, the March of Dimes, and many others.
Our faculty are responsible for teaching several undergraduate and graduate courses at Rutgers and play a major role in other team-taught courses.
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 15 years, including some since it was instantiated in 1998.