Welcome to the Federated Department of Biological Sciences, a collaboration between Rutgers University-Newark and the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
The past decade has witnessed tremendous advances in the biological sciences and our Departments have developed a strategic plan to meet the changing needs of our students and our society. We recognize the contribution biology makes to a strong liberal arts education and understand the needs of its majors who are entering a world more biologically complex and sophisticated than a decade ago.
How You Will Learn
Undergraduate students in the program choose courses from among a wide range of research fields to both develop a solid foundation in biology and to build meaningful depth of study in areas of personal interest. In addition to formal lecture and lab courses, students have many opportunities for independent study through seminar courses and research with our outstanding faculty.
Graduate students can choose an MS or PhD program. Both programs stress the importance of the research experience and its value to critical thinking. Students choose from three research tracks, each with course requirements that aim to build depth of study in specific focal areas: Cellular and Molecular Biology, Ecology and Evolution, and Neurobiology.
Journal cover article from the lab of Nan Gao.
YAP nuclear translocation and activation regulate cellular proliferation and growth of some solid tumors.
Journal cover article from the lab of Wilma Friedman
Neurotrophin receptors regulate development of the cerebellum
Journal cover article from the lab of Tracy Tran
Plexin regulation of embryonic neural development