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The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)



PhD Training Program in Biotechnology

The PhD Training Program in Biotechnology at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey was established in 1989. It is one of the select group of such programs throughout the country funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH). The 2013-14 year marks the 24th year of NIH funding.

The aim of the program is to train a new breed of creative investigators who are able to translate basic science
discoveries into technology developments for the
needs of society, government, and industry.

Students in the program; (1) become
well educated within a single
biotechnology-related discipline (e.g.
biochemistry, chemical engineering,
molecular biology), and (2) become
fluent in the language, approaches
and principles of the biological and
physical sciences, in general.





April 2, 2014

BME Graduate Student Wins Postdoctoral Fellowship Award

BME PhD Student Melissa Przyborowski Olekson has been awarded a 1-year, $48,000 National Research Council Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Award

March 31, 2014

Graduate Student Wins Faculty for the Future

PhD Student Agnes Yeboah has been awarded a Faculty for the Future Fellowship for 2014-2015

March 31, 2014

Dharm Patel Participates in Hill Day

Graduate Student, Dharm Patel, met with legislators and staff in Washington, DC to advocate for biomedical research on Hill Day organized by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB).

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Welcome to our new students: Kathryn Drzewiecki, Dharm Patel, Narendra Kuber, Trevan Locke, Ilija Melentijevic, James Jose, and William Pfaff.



This year’s Annual Symposium was held at Rutgers Life Sciences Atrium on June 24, 2014. Scott Banta, Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Biology, Columbia University was the keynote speaker. Alvin Chen, Gabriel Yarmush, Kristina Hernandez and Jillian Nguyen were winners of the Poster Presentation. Congratulations to all.

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