The Department of Pathology participates in the interdisciplinary Molecular
Biosciences Umbrella Program, which is a group of graduate programs here at
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. The Molecular Biosciences Ph.D. Program offers a joint first year
curriculum and provides a competitive stipend, health care coverage and tuition
remission. In addition to course work, the first year curriculum includes rotations
in at least three different laboratories to allow each student to identify a suitable
laboratory for their thesis work. In the second year, each student enters a specific
program participating in the Molecular Biosciences Umbrella Program. Selection of
the specific program is dependent upon the laboratory the student chooses for their
thesis work and upon the program membership of their thesis advisor. A student
will then typically remain in their specific program until completion of their Ph.D.
requirements. Students are supported financially with stipends from the Molecular
Biosciences Program in the early years and then by research grants from the faculty
mentor in subsequent years.
Graduate Programs in Molecular Biosciences