Centers

Brain Health Institute

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Welcome: The goal of the Brain Health Institute (BHI) is to develop neuroscience at Rutgers to become a highly translational and internationally preeminent research enterprise. New tools are transforming neuroscience, and these afford an unprecedented opportunity to create new treatments for central nervous system disorders. Neuroscience has been identified by Rutgers University as one of five signature areas for future focus and development. As part of this strategic plan, the BHI was established to become an internationally recognized center for basic, translational, and clinical research into the biological bases of human brain function and dysfunction. The BHI is the home for the overall Rutgers neuroscience initiative, and is a growing interdisciplinary institute consisting of more than 250 principal investigators with neuroscience laboratories across various campuses of Rutgers University and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. By supporting and coordinating neuroscience across all campuses, the BHI will unite Rutgers University’s dynamic and diverse neuroscience community toward common goals: To create research programs focused on the biological underpinnings of the central nervous system’s function and dysfunction. To develop treatments for these disorders using novel neuroscience tools. To establish a rich neuroscience resource in New Jersey that educates the public, clinicians, faculty, and students, as well as state, national, and international health officials.
Home: https://brainhealthinstitute.rutgers.edu/

Center for Quantitative Biology (CQB)

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Welcome: The members of CQB are: Gyan Bhanot (Professor, MBB and Physics) Hossein Khiabanian (Assistant Professor, CINJ) Sang-Hyuk Lee (Assistant Professor, Physics) Konstantin Mischaikow (Distinguished Professor, Mathematics) Alexandre Morozov (Professor, Physics), Director Wilma Olson (Mary I. Bunting Professor, Chemistry) Anirvan Sengupta (Professor, Physics) Troy Shinbrot (Professor, Biomedical Engineering) Eduardo Sontag (Distinguished Professor, Mathematics), member emeritus
Home: https://cqb.rutgers.edu/

Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology

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Welcome: Welcome to the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Located on the Busch Campus of Rutgers in Piscataway, New Jersey, our department is home to world-class research programs that impact society in areas as diverse as health, energy, and the environment. Our leading graduate and undergraduate programs provide exceptional training to research scientists and prepare our graduates to become leaders in industry, academia, and government. With state-of-the-art research facilities and internationally-recognized faculty, we have the tools and people needed to develop and explore groundbreaking ideas across the many broad fields touched by chemistry. In September 2018, we opened our new signature building. It hosts open flexible labs and state-of-the-art core facilities as well as modern teaching, conferencing, and communal spaces that maximize collaborative interactions. This building will enable our high-quality science and training to advance to an even higher level. It will strengthen Rutgers future leadership in our broad interdisciplinary field whose impact is vital to society and the region’s economy.
Home: https://chem.rutgers.edu/

Human Genetics Institute of New Jersey

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Welcome: The mission of the Human Genetics Institute of New Jersey (HGINJ) is to operate a world-renowned institute of excellence in human and medical genetics, to collaborate with and enhance research and training programs in the life sciences of Rutgers, and to facilitate scientific relationships with the private sector.
Home: https://hginj.org/

NJ Center for Biomaterials

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Welcome: Welcome to the New Jersey Center for Biomaterials, NJCBM. We are an interdisciplinary research center - based at Rutgers - the State University of New Jersey - that spans academia, industry and government. As biomaterials scientists, our goal is to improve health care and the quality of life by developing advanced biomedical products for tissue repair and replacement, and the delivery of pharmaceutical agents. Our technologies have been translated into clinical and pre-clinical products, including surgical meshes, cardiovascular stents, bone regeneration scaffolds and ocular drug delivery systems.
Home: http://www.njbiomaterials.org/index.htm

RUCDR Infinite Biologics

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Welcome: The mission of RUCDR Infinite Biologics is to understand the genetic causes of common, complex diseases and to discover diagnoses, treatments and, eventually, cures for these diseases. To this end, we collaborate with researchers in the public and private sectors throughout the world, providing the highest quality biobanking services and biomaterials, as well as scientific and technical support.
Home: https://www.rucdr.org/

Stem Cell Institute of New Jersey

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Welcome: UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey have jointly established The Stem Cell Institute of New Jersey. The mission of the Institute is to carry out research, training, and clinical studies on the application of stem cells to the treatment and cure of human disease.
Home: http://rwjms.umdnj.edu/scinj/

W. M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience

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Welcome: The W. M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience was established with a specific mission: to bring effective treatments to people with spinal cord injury. Based on a commitment to collaboration, all Center facilities and programs are designed to enable cooperative projects and enhance external relationships to combine the knowledge and expertise of academic, corporate, government, public and private partners, and the community.
Home: https://keck.rutgers.edu/

Waksman Institute of Microbiology

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Welcome: Dr. Selman Waksman made significant contributions to society and to Rutgers. In 1944, his team discovered several "antibiotics." In 1951, from the royalties of their patents he created the Waksman Foundation for Microbiology and funded the construction of the Institute of Microbiology on Rutgers, Busch Campus in Piscataway, NJ. In 1952, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine. In 1973, the Institute was renamed in Dr. Waksman's honor following his death. In 1985, the American Chemical Society (ACS) named Waksman Institute as a National Historic Chemical Landmark.
Home: https://www.waksman.rutgers.edu/