Our department is a remarkable group of dedicated researcher scientists and educators. We share a passion for discovery and for teaching in the biological sciences.
The success of our students is at the core of our mission. NJIT biology professors work with our talented and motivated students to reveal fundamental processes that govern the living world. These insights are born from interactions that start in the classroom, but extend to the laboratory where faculty and students work together to solve persistent questions in biology. These experiences provide the basis for the long-term success of our students, as they continue their studies in medical school, graduate school, and in their professional endeavors.
Our family of scientists study a broad range of fascinating questions in biology, from the function of individual molecules in brain cells, the mechanics of swimming, to the collective behavior of ants as they navigate complex habitats. Our close colleagues at Rutgers Newark — who are across the street and open their labs to NJIT students — extend the range of research to include questions related to human health, such as epigenetic mechanisms of cancer and how changes in the brain can lead to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
If you would like to know more about us, our program, and what to expect when you are here, please take a look at the resources we’ve posted on the Biology website and the websites of our faculty. And please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions!