Research Interests

The research interests of the genetics 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 faculty list

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

The research interests of the genetics 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 faculty list

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.

Department of Genetics at Rutgers University has 20 registered members
Research
David Axelrod
Professor
Cell and Molecular Oncology. Breast Cancer. Colon Cancer
Maureen Barr
Professor
Modeling human genetic diseases in C. elegans
Linda Brzustowicz
Distinguished Professor
Medical and human genetics: the genetics of neuropsychiatric disorders
Chris Ellison
Assistant Professor
Evolutionary genomics and genome organization in Drosophila
Derek Gordon
Associate Professor
Statistical genetics
Gary A. Heiman
Associate Professor
Genetic epidemiology of neuropsychiatric disorders
Tara Matise
Professor-Chair, Department of Genetics
Computational Human Genetics
Kim McKim
Professor
Molecular Genetics of Meiotic Recombination in Drosophila Melanogaster
Tetsuya Nakamura
Assistant Professor
Revealing the genetic mechanisms of the fish diversity and their contribution to the fish-to-tetrapod transition
Bryce Nickels
Professor
Regulation of gene expression in bacteria
Christopher Rongo
Professor - Vice Chair, Department of Genetics
Molecular genetics of synapse formation and plasticity in C. elegans
Amrik Sahota
Research Professor
Human Molecular Genetics; Molecular Diagnostics
Karen Schindler
Associate Professor
Understanding the molecular mechanisms that lead to aneuploidy in female gametes
Premal Shah
Assistant Professor
Evolution of coding sequences and regulation of protein translation
Gleb Shumyatsky
Associate Professor
Molecular and cellular mechanisms of learning and memory focusing on learned fear
Andrew Singson
Professor
Reproductive biology and cell-cell interactions in C. elegans
Jay Tischfield
Distinguished Professor, Department of Genetics Executive Director, HGINJ
Medical and human genetics: the genetics of somatic cells, mouse models for human diseases and genes for complex human genetic disorders
Michael Verzi
Associate Professor
Transcriptional Regulatory Mechanisms in Intestinal Disease
Jinchuan Xing
Associate Professor
Mobile Elements, Human Genomic Variation, Evolutionary Genetics, Population Genetics
Lei Yu
Distinguished Professor
Genetics of compulsive behaviors (such as alcoholism and drug addiction) and neuro-sensory disorders (such as neuropathic pain)