The Faculty at Waksman hold joint appointments in several academic departments at Rutgers University, and focus on many reseach areas including:
Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Current areas of study include understanding the role of chromatin in transcriptional regulation, RNA processing, DNA replication and transposition, protein folding and molecular recognition, circadian rhythm, signal transduction, cell cycle control, cell death and development.
- Dr. Kenneth Irvine*
- Dr. Richard W. Padgett
- Dr. Konstantin V. Severinov
- Dr. Ruth Steward
- Dr. Andrew K. Vershon
Chemistry and Chemical Biology This department is home to a broad array of world class research programs in biophysical, inorganic, materials, organic and physical chemistry that impact life in areas as diverse as health, energy, and environment.
Genetics The department encourages and fosters research, dissemination of knowledge and public service aimed at understanding and contributing to advances in the genetics of humans and model organisms.Dr. Maureen Barr
Plant Biology and Pathology The department promotes the multidisciplinary study of challenges facing society in areas that cover the biological spectrum from organisms to ecosystems, with an equal emphasis on the social and human dimensions of these challenges.
*Waksman Institute faculty members that are also Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators. Click here for more information about HHMI.
**Holds seat on the Rutgers University Board of Governors as Chair in Molecular Genetics.