Office of the Dean

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  • Lori R. Covey
  • DIVISIONAL DEAN OF LIFE SCIENCES
  • dlsdean@sas.rutgers.edu
  • Address: 77 Hamilton Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Welcome to the Division of Life Sciences in the School of Arts and Sciences! A key strength of our Division is the amazing breadth of academic and research expertise that we are able to bring to bear in pursuit of excellence and innovation.

One of our primary goals is to embrace expanding investigative and collaborative research across laboratories, Departments and Divisions of the University. We strive to develop new knowledge through basic research about how living organisms function as well as understanding the application of genetics to health and disease. In addition, we have a strong focus on the role of mental and physical health in securing and maintaining a high quality of life. Our diverse research and teaching initiatives allow for strong alliances and collaboration with other Rutgers units and Institutes and encourage the participation of both undergraduates and graduate students in these endeavors. DLS has a well-balanced complement of junior and senior faculty providing an environment that is both nurturing and energizing for our faculty and students alike.  I invite you to explore the many different aspects of the Division and look forward to having you as a part of DLS as either a student, staff, collaborator or faculty in the future!

Lori Covey, Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, is a noted scholar in the field of immunology. She joined Rutgers in 1993 and gained renown for her discovery of novel pathways regulating cell interactions that are critical to the body’s defense system against disease. The Divisional Dean of Life Sciences works with departmental chairs and directors to provide oversight for the recruitment, hiring, mentoring, promotion, and retention of faculty and staff critical to the university missions of research, education, and service. The dean also participates in the strategic planning and decision-making process of the School of Arts and Sciences providing recommendations and assistance to the Executive Dean.