Individuals from Genetics Department Recognized for their Distinguished Contributions to...

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Two Genetics faculty and one graduate student teaching assistant were recognized for their distinguished contributions to undergraduate Education: Assistant Professor Premal Shah, Associate Professor Gary Heiman, and Teaching Assistant Gyu Ik (Daniel) Jung. 

Faculty Spotlight: Brandon Alderman, New Chair of the Department of Kinesiology and Health

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Dr. Brandon Alderman recently stepped into the Department Chair position for the Department of Kinesiology and Health on July 1, 2021. Get to know a little about Dr. Alderman!

CBN Assistant Professors Max Tischfield and Rafiq Huda receive Brain and Behavior Research...

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Drs. Rafiq Huda and Max Tischfield are both Assistant Professors in the Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience and have received the Young Investigator Award from the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF). The two year grant supports early career scientists in establishing their scientific careers. 

Returning to the Lab: Microbiology for the Health Sciences

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What goes on behind the scenes in preparing to bring students back into the lab during the pandemic? Dr. Sue Skelly of the Office of Undergraduate Instructions shares about their preparations for in-person lab in Summer 2021.

MBB Assistant Professor Annika Barber receives AFAR Junior Faculty Grant

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Dr. Annika Barber, Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, and the Waksman Institute, received a Glenn Foundation for Medical Research and American Federation for Aging Research Junior Faculty Award. This 2-year award supports projects concerned with understanding the fundamental biology of aging, rather than disease-specific research.

DLS Staff Spotlight: Jessica Shivas

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Meet Jessica Shivas, PhD, the new Director of the SAS Imaging Core Facility in the Division of Life Sciences. She joined us in June 2021 from Leica, the microscope company.

DLS New Faculty Symposium

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We recently held a two day research symposium featuring our new faculty in the DLS departments to learn about different areas and build research connections across the Rutgers scientific community.

Faculty Spotlight: Steve Malin

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Meet Professor Steven Malin, joining us from The University of Virginia. Learn about his interesting path to academia, stemming from receiving a grant as an undergraduate, and his research on exercise as a pharmacological agent.

DLS Staff Spotlight

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Anabell C. Williams, Divisional Director of Administration, and Sean O’Leary, Veterinary Research Technician, received the School of Arts and Sciences Staff COVID-19 Response Award for demonstrating extraordinary effort to maintain critical operations while supporting the academic mission of the school.

From the Real World to the Virtual World: Creating an Online Biological Laboratory Experience

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Lab courses are one of the most challenging spaces to recreate through online learning. Even though the hands-on experience and technical skills of manipulating instruments cannot be fully replicated, the Biological Research Laboratory Course (BRL, 01:119:117), led by Dr. Monica Torres and a team of Teaching Assistants (TAs) offered students alternative opportunities to engage in a research experience away from the on campus traditional lab space.