Engineering “plastic” tissue. Keeping fresh-cut fruit safe from food-borne pathogens. Using mathematical modeling to spot epidemiologic trends. Pioneering treatments for skull base tumors once thought inoperable. Rutgers people across scores of disciplines engage in research that focuses on human health. It’s one of the advantages of a large research university: because we study, teach, and practice all aspects of health care, the latest advances and discoveries inform our treatment of patients.
Rutgers' health sciences research activity is the largest and most comprehensive in New Jersey. In the life sciences alone, Rutgers expends more than $430 million annually in research and development. Our research spans the spectrum from “bench side" (laboratory) to "bedside" (direct care of people). Through research we
Rutgers’ nearly 300 centers and institutes, including those within Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, are encyclopedic in their coverage of human health. Here is a sampling of our internationally renowned centers:
Explore these research resources to learn more about how we conduct research and apply discoveries.
Rutgers food science students are exploring how to use cold plasma technology to decontaminate fruits and vegetables. Researchers say the ability to decontaminate food after it has been sealed in packaging could lead to a dramatic drop in cases of food poisoning.