Associated Centers and Resources

Research Centers, Institutes and Programs:

  • Adelphia Plant Science Research & Extension Center
    • Director: William Meyer
      Phone: 848-932-6222
      Fax: 732-932-9441
      Center Mailing Address: 594 Halls Mill Rd, Freehold, NJ 07728
      On-Site Phone: 732-462-9120
      On-Site Fax: 732-462-5692
      Turf Trailer: 732-761-9257; Fax: 732-761-9214

      The Rutgers Plant Science Research and Extension Farm in Adelphia (Monmouth County) support research and extension programs directly applicable to turf, field, agronomic crops, and plant and soil interaction. The center's research is used in solving problems relating to the production of food, feed, or fiber and problems relating to environmental or aesthetic quality.
  • The Center for Controlled-Environmental Agriculture
    • Director: Arend-Jan Both
      Phone: 732-932-9534
      Fax: 732-932-7931
      Office Location: Bioresource Eng. Bldg.
      Center Mailing Address: 20 Ag Extension Way, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
      Web Site:

      The Center for Controlled-Environment Agriculture promotes interdisciplinary research and technology transfer of controlled-environment agriculture and greenhouse technology among industry, growers, and researchers. The center develops high-tech; environmentally sensitive systems capable of reliably producing high-value products close to consumers while conserving natural resources.
  • Continuing Professional Education
    • Director: Edward V. Lipman, Jr.
      Phone: 732-932-9271
      Fax: (732) 932-1187
      Office Location: 102 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8519
      Web Site:

      The School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS) Office of Continuing Professional Education seeks to measurably improve the quality of life of the residents of New Jersey and beyond through education and public service. Through the commitment and teamwork of our instructors and staff, we are dedicated to helping our society achieve a sustainable balance among the goals of human development, economic prosperity, and environmental quality.

      The SEBS Office of Continuing Professional Education has become a nationwide leader in providing quality outreach and public service programs. By working closely with Rutgers Cooperative Extension, university faculty and staff, private industry and local, regional, and nationwide organizations, we have attracted a team of dedicated instructors who consistently exceed our customers' expectations. We strive to make quality and customer service the hallmark of our programs.
  • Rutgers Fruit & Ornamental Research & Extension Center
    • Director: Dr. Joseph Goffreda
      Phone: 848-932-6372
      Fax: 732-932-9441
      On-Site Phone: 609-758-7311
      On-Site Fax: 609-758-7085
      Center Mailing Address: 238 Route #539, Cream Ridge, N.J. 80514

      The Rutgers Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center in Cream Ridge (Monmouth County) conducts and disperses research applicable to the production of high-quality tree and small fruits, including apples, peaches, apricots, nectarines, brambles, strawberries, and grapes. The center increases production efficiency and protects fruit crops against environmental and biological hazards, while decreasing production costs and pesticide use.
  • IR-4 Center for Minor Crop Pest Management
    • Director: Dr. Jerry Baron
      Phone: 732-932-9575 ext. 4605
      Fax: 609-514-2612
      Office Location: IR-4 Project Headquarters, Rutgers, The State University of NJ, 500 College Road East, Suite 201 W, Princeton, NJ 08540
      Web Site:

      The IR-4 Project, headquartered at the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, is a federal program that helps commodity producers obtain registrations and reregistrations for pest control products on minor crops, where economic considerations preclude private sector involvement. IR-4 coordinates research among state and federal cooperators, provides funding for field and laboratory studies, and develops petitions for submission to EPA. The project is a partnership involving state agricultural experiment stations; Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES); USDA; US EPA; agrichemical companies; growers; and grower organizations. IR-4 is particularly important to states that grow a large variety of specialty crops, such as California, Texas, and New Jersey.
  • Global Institute for Bio-exploration (GIBEX)
    • Director: Dr. Ilya Raskin
      Phone: 848-932-6267
      Fax: 732-932-6535

      Associate Director : Dr. Mary Ann Lila
      Phone: 217-333-0240

      GIBEX is guided by the pioneering "Reversing the Flow" paradigm intended to bring pharmacological screens to developing countries (Screens-to-Nature technology) and reverse the human 'brain drain'. GIBEX does not remove any natural resources from partnering countries. Instead, it arms scientists in these countries with innovative drug-discovery tools designed to transform forests, savannas, deserts and marshes of the world into modern pharmacological laboratories. In addition to adapting the process of drug discovery and commercialization to the needs of partnering countries, GIBEX promotes sustainable infrastructure and capacity improvements, local intellectual property ownership, conservation, educational opportunities and entrepreneurship.

      US faculty and student participation: Currently GIBEX has 14 active faculty members at Rutgers from nine departments or centers and five at University of Illinois. Some of GIBEX-affiliated faculty are recognized leaders in bioexploration, known for converting their discoveries into valuable pharmaceutical products. GIBEX will actively recruit students to participate in all aspects of its activities, thus creating major educational and internationalization opportunities for Rutgers.

      Member countries: The countries listed below have been visited on one or more occasion by US-based GIBEX faculty in the last 18 months and have pledged participation in GIBEX through their major universities and research institutions. Eleven of these countries have signed MOUs or LOIs with Rutgers expressing their willingness to become GIBEX participants.
      Africa: Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda
      Americas: Chile, Dominican Republic, USA
      Asia: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Israel
      Oceania: New Zealand
      In addition, GIBEX will partner with the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences (IMCS) to establish GIBEX-Oceans.
  • New Jersey Ecocomplex
  • Philip E. Marucci Center, Blueberry/Cranberry Research
    • The Philip E. Marucci Center for Blueberry and Cranberry Research and Extension in Chatsworth (Burlington County) develops and distributes research to ensure the continued production of high-quality blueberries and cranberries. The center develops new cultivars for industry and is researching how to minimize the use of pesticides in the culture of these crops.
  • Rutgers Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Upper Deerfield
    • The Rutgers Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Upper Deerfield (Cumberland County) generates and dispenses research applicable to the production of high-quality vegetable crops, ornamentals, field crops, and tree and small fruits. The center stimulates the production of crops with maximum benefit to the New Jersey economy and minimum risk to the environment.
  • Rutgers Center for Turfgrass Science
    • The Center for Turfgrass Science generates and disseminates knowledge, training, and education in the turfgrass sciences by fostering nationally recognized multidisciplinary research; undergraduate, graduate, and continuing professional education; and service programs that support the turfgrass industry.
  • Snyder Research & Extension Farm
    • The Snyder Research and Extension Farm near Pittstown (Hunterdon County) is Rutgers' center for sustainable agriculture. Snyder Farm initiates and disseminates research applicable to the production of a variety of food and fiber products, including rain crops, tree and small fruits, turfgrass, and ornamentals. The farm's 390 acres provide a valuable capacity to research soil and climate conditions and crops of northern New J ersey.
  • The Waksman Institute for Microbiology
    • The Waksman Institute's mission is to conduct research in microbial molecular genetics, developmental molecular genetics, plant molecular genetics, and structural and computational biology.


  • Chrysler Herbarium (CHRB)
    • Director: Dr. Lena Struwe, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources and Department of Plant Biology and Plant Pathology
      Web Site:
      Herbarium Location: Room 011, Douglas Biology Building, Douglas Campus, Rutgers University

      Holdings: 117,500 plant specimen sheets are arranged and catalogued systematically, according to the Engler system of families for vascular plants. The vascular and algal plants have been pressed and dried, treated for insects, identified, annotated (in part), mounted on 100% rag-content paper, labeled with the name of species, geographical locality, collector's name, habitat, altitude, soil type, and collection date. Specimens consist of algae, mosses, lichens, and vascular plants of the world, with emphasis on New Jersey. The vascular plants are geographically listed for New Jersey on filed map cards and county cards. Rare and endangered plant species of New Jersey are mapped also. All folders reside in insect-proof steel cabinets. The former Douglas Herbarium collection (10,000 sheets) and that of Princeton University are incorporated in the Herbarium. The Willowwood Arboretum collection of cultivated trees and shrubs is housed here also.

      Library: Approximately 625 books and pamphlets, including manuals, keys, and floras for many U.S. states and foreign countries.

      Access: Contact Dr. Lena Struwe for visits or loan requests.
  • Rutgers Mycological Herbarium (RUTPP)
    • Director: Dr. James F. White, Department of Plant Biology & Plant Pathology
      Location: Room 011, Douglas Biology Building, Douglas Campus, Rutgers University

      Holdings: The Rutgers Mycological Herbarium (RMH) has been estimated to contain more than 40,000 fungal collections. The process of data-basing the collections began June of 2000. The specimens data-based to date are available on the linked page. We will be updating the database every six months. The RMH herbarium contains the collections of the New Jersey Mycological Association.


  • Core Facility
    • Director: Dr. Nilgun E. Tumer
      Phone: 848-932-6359
      Fax: 732-932-3844
      Location: Foran Hall

      Core Facility has been established in Foran Hall on the George H. Cook Campus that will enable our students and faculty and outside users to have access to instrumentation whose purchase and maintenance costs would be cost prohibitive for any one investigator.

      The instrumentation offered at the Core Facility is grouped according to applications and include Bio-imaging, Bio-sensing, Flow cytometry, Real-time PCR, and High-throughput screening.
  • Floriculture Greenhouses
    • Manager: Nicki Graf
      Phone: 732-932-9301
      Fax: (732) 932-9441
      Location: 64 Nichols Ave., New Brunswick, NJ 08901
      Web Page:

      Greenhouse facilities are available for teaching purposes (Floriculture and Vegetable greenhouses). Greenhouses contain approximately 30,000 square feet of benches and are used primarily for teaching activities -- but a variety of research projects are being conducted in the facilities.
  • NJAES Research Greenhouses
    • Director: Joseph Florentine
      Phone: 732-932-9034
      Fax: (732) 932-9441
      Location: 10 College Farm Rd., New Brunswick, NJ 08901

      A greenhouse facility serves as the focal point for applied research in the agricultural sciences. The 27,000 so. ft. computer-controlled facility is used extensively by the Plant Pathology faculty and contains the following features:

    • 16 (40' X 40') greenhouse zones
    • 3 (20' X 20') and 3 (10' X 20') contained greenhouse zones for transgenic plant research
    • 16 state-of-the-art controlled environment chambers totaling more than 500 so. ft. of bench space
    • a large plant preparation area
  • NJAES Machine Shop
  • Contact: Joseph Florentine
    Phone: 848-932-3977 or 848-932-9034
    Fax: 732-932-9753
    Location: 20 Ag. Extension Way, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

    The NJAES Machine Shop is a service facility available to NJAES and SEBS faculty and staff. The shop has a large variety of machining and fabrication equipment. Technicians can fabricate and repair virtually any material. They can also work on wiring and plumbing associated with research equipment and apparatus. The technicians have broad experience in mechanical and electrical fabrication and repair of certain types of laboratory instruments and machinery. The shop has been providing services to the SEBS community for over fifty years.

  • Plant Diagnostics Laboratory & Nematode Detection Service
    • Manager: Richard Buckley
      Phone: 732-932-9140
      Location: Plant Diagnostic Laboratory, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, Ralph Geiger Turfgrass Education Center, 20 Indyk-Engel Way, North Brunswick, NJ 08902
      Mailing Address: Plant Diagnostic Labo ratory, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, P.O. Box 550, Milltown, NJ 08850-0550

      The Plant Diagnostic Laboratory is a full-service plant health diagnostic facility sponsored by Rutgers Cooperative Extension, the outreach component of SEBS and the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station. Our mission is to provide accurate and timely diagnoses of plant health problems for the residents of New Jersey. Located on the Cook campus, the Plant Diagnostic Laboratory provides plant health diagnostic services in cooperation with Rutgers Cooperative Extension faculty and staff. There is a user fee for this service.

      The Plant Diagnostic Laboratory is staffed with two full-time diagnosticians who are trained in all aspects of plant health. Seasonal employees and students assist in the lab. The Plant Diagnostic Laboratory staff works in close cooperation with Rutgers Cooperative Extension specialists, county faculty, and other university personnel, to provide accurate diagnosis and up-to-date recommendations.

Library Resources:

  • Stephen And Lucy Chang Science Library
    • Library Supervisor: Nita Mukherjee
      Phone: 848-932-5085
      Fax: 732-932-0311
      Location: 59 Dudley Road, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901-8520
      Web Site:

      The Stephen And Lucy Chang Science Library is located on the first floor of Foran Hall, on Cook Campus. The principle focus of the Chang Science Library is support the teaching and resear ch programs of the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences. The library's print and digital collections cover the areas of agriculture, animal science, aquaculture and fisheries, bio- resource engineering, environmental studies, food science, human ecology, landscape architecture, marine science, natural resources, nutrition, and plant science.
  • Library of Science and Medicine
    • Phone: 848-445-3854
      Fax: 732-445-5703
      Location: 165 Bevier Road
      Piscataway, New Jersey 08854-8009
      Web Site:

      The Library of Science and Medicine (LSM) houses the primary print research collections for the following disciplines: behavioral science, biological science, earth and geological science, engineering, medical science, pharmaceutical science. Research collections serving other disciplines such as agricultural biotechnology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics are held in separate branch libraries. LSM also serves as a depository library for government documents dealing with science, contains a U.S. patent collection and patent search facility, and maintains a large map collection. In 2001 LSM owned over 259,000 monographs, 210,600 bound periodical volumes, approximately 478,000 government documents, 792,000 microform items, thousands of maps, and held subscriptions to over 2600 serials. Thousands of science journals are also accessible online at LSM (and university-wide), and the number continues to grow. Online journal resources in the sciences include major publisher packages such as ScienceDirect, the American Chemical Society journal collection, the American Physical Society collection, the BioOne collection, and many others. Literature searching across the full spectrum of the sciences is supported by access to dozens of databases including Biosis Previews for the life sciences, GeoRef for earth science and geology, IEEE Xplore for engineering, INSPEC for physics, Medline for medicine, PsycInfo for behavioral science, SciFinder Scholar for chemistry, Web of Science for interdisciplinary studies, and numerous others.