About Waksman

Our mission is to conduct research in microbial molecular genetics, developmental molecular genetics, plant molecular genetics, and structural and computational biology. We also provide a catalyst for general university initiatives, a life science infrastructure, undergraduate and graduate education, and a public service function for the State of New Jersey.

Waksman Institute of Microbiology

The Institute employs faculty teams that concentrate on certain classes of organisms amenable to genetic analysis such as bacteria and fungi (E. coli and yeast), animal systems (e.g., Drosophila), and plants (Arabidopsis, tobacco, and maize). Although the Institute focuses on basic questions in microbial, animal, and plant research, it continues to engage in extensive technology transfer of its basic discoveries.