The Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development (OVPR) promotes excellence in research at Rutgers and provides oversight for the education of the next generation of researchers. Research is fundamental to the mission of Rutgers and enhances its education and service missions. Education, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, is delivered by faculty directly involved in the discovery of new knowledge. Rutgers’ students and faculty bring their expertise to communities throughout New Jersey, the nation, and the world, reaching out to elementary, middle, and high schools, as well as to government, foundations, and the corporate community.
In addition to discovery–based research, Rutgers is increasingly involved in commercialization of research through the transfer of new technologies to industry, contributing to the economic development of New Jersey and the U.S. From the discovery of streptomycin—the cure for tuberculosis—to the technology behind Ask.com, Rutgers continues to make a tremendous impact in the commercial world.
Centers and Institutes
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Rutgers boasts many unique research centers housed on Busch campus in Piscataway.
Included among these is the Protein Data Bank which contains experimentally-determined structures of 1000’s of proteins, nucleic acids, and complex assemblies of biological macromolecules and provides a variety of tools and resources relating to sequence, structure and function.
Rutgers Cell and DNA Repository is the world’s largest university-based cell bank and has been built with over $200million from the National Institutes of Health to support investigation into the genetics of mental disorders and of metabolic and digestive diseases. The Repository supports Human Gene Discovery with samples from over 330,000 individuals with various diseases.
The Northeast Structural Genomics Consortium develops integrated technologies for high-throughput protein production and 3D structure determination with the goal of determining the three-dimensional structures for 1000 unique protein structures.
The Center for Deep-Sea Ecology and Microbiology houses one of the world's largest collections of microbes and invertebrates from deep-sea hydrothermal vents and cold-water sulfide/methane seeps. The Center collaborates with industrial partners on a variety of basic and applied research projects focused on commercial natural product development.
The Waksman Institute of Microbiology supports research on microbial molecular genetics, developmental molecular genetics, plant molecular genetics, and structural and computational biology. The Institute also provides a catalyst for general university initiatives, a life science infrastructure, undergraduate and graduate education, and a public service function for the state.
As a comprehensive research university, Rutgers has a broad range of academic departments, many nationally. For further information into any program, department, or school, please follow the link: http://www.rutgers.edu/academics/academic-departments
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