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Department of Plant Biology

Ryan Daddio sample grinding for plant DNA extraction..
Students in class.

The Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences Department of Plant Biology is located on the scenic and environmentally friendly G. H. Cook Campus of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and is in close proximity to the Jersey shore, the Pinelands, and New York City. The majority of the fifty-member faculty reside in the Foran Hall state-of-the-art research laboratory and office facilities. The faculty offers undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral educational and research opportunities in molecular biology/biotechnology, plant breeding and genetic improvement, plant diversity and natural products, plant management, and plant pathology.

Rutgers Puts Science to Work—Strengthening Sustainability of Food Systems

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Academic Programs


  1. Student looking into a microscope.

    Plant Science

  2. Rutgers Student Farm.

    Agriculture and Food Systems (interdisciplinary)

  3. Growth chamber.

    Biotechnology (interdisciplinary)

Featured Certificates

  1. Potted plant, gardening equipment, flowers, herbs.

    Horticultural Therapy

  2. Basil.

    Natural Products

  3. Graduate Students Sampling Poa annua to Assess Turf Microbiome - Photo Credit Bruce Clarke.

    Turfgrass Science

All Undergraduate Programs Plant Biology Graduate Program


Research Focus Sections