Affiliated Centers and Institutes

Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine (CABM)

CABM was established in 1985 to advance knowledge in the life sciences for the improvement of human health. CABM is jointly administered by the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and by Rutgers. Faculty conduct basic research in cell and developmental biology, molecular genetics, and structural biology to improve understanding of fundamental life processes. CABM researchers interact with clinical scientists to bring laboratory discoveries rapidly to patient care.

Affiliated CCB Faculty: Edward Arnold, Joseph Marcotrigiano.

Center for Integrative Proteomics Research

The Center for Integrative Proteomics Research (CIPR) is a new 75,000-square-foot facility on the Busch Science Campus of Rutgers University dedicated to fostering interdisciplinary structure-function studies of complex biomolecular phenomena. Center members include internationally recognized Rutgers faculty, leading dynamic research focused on computational chemistry, structural biology, mechanistic enzymology, and bioinformatics. The Center is the home of the Research Collaboratory for Structural Bioinformatics (RCSB) Protein Data Bank (PDB), which operates one of the four global data centers comprising the worldwide Protein Data Bank. In addition, the Center serves as the headquarters of the Institute for Quantitative Biomedicine (IQB), with its interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Quantitative Biomedicine.  Core facilities housed within the Center include state-of-the-art instrumentation for cry-electron microscopy and tomography, protein NMR spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, and protein/nucleic acid physical chemistry, and hardware for high performance computing.

Cyberlearning and Innovation Research Center (CIRC)

CyberLearning Innovation and Research Center (CIRC) is an SAS center whose primary goal is to enhance both the faculty and student experience at Rutgers University.  One of our many approaches is to help enable educators to respond to learner needs and empower students to customize and shape their experience here at the University. 

Rutgers Catalysis Research Center (RCRC)

The Rutgers Catalysis Research Center’s (RCRC’s) mission includes the development of novel homogeneous and heterogenous catalysts, photocatalysts, biocatalysts, and nanocatalysts that enable greener and energy-efficient routes for the productions of various fine/pharmaceuticals, commodity chemicals, biofuels, plastics and synthetic materials. Researchers in the center also study fundamental, surface science and theoretical aspects of catalysts and catalysis and investigations of their structures and their structure-activity relationships. The center catalyzes mutual interactions and inter-disciplinary collaborations among many researchers around Rutgers as well as other nearby institutions such as the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). RCRC also actively cooperates and forms partnerships with local catalysis societies such as the Catalysis Society Of Metropolitan New York, which is a local chapter of the NACS (North American Catalysis Society) serving the central New Jersey area and the rich catalysis intensive chemical industries around New Jersey.

Laboratory for Surface Modification (LSM)

The LSM is a multidisciplinary endeavor, which provides a focus for research in basic and applied studies of high technology surfaces and interfaces. LSM brings together over 20 faculty in different departments (Physics and Astronomy, Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Ceramics and Materials Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Chemical Engineering). In addition, there are over 50 visiting scientists, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students involved in various research projects.

Affiliated CCB Faculty: Eric Garfunkel, Martha Greenblatt, Gene Hall, Jane Hinch

Nucleic Acid Database Project (NDB)

The NDB is a resource for nucleic acid research and education. The NDB assembles and distributes information about the three-dimensional structures of nucleic acids through a variety of resources, including a searchable database, Atlas, and software. The NDB was founded in 1992 by Helen M. Berman, Rutgers University, Wilma K. Olson, Rutgers University, and David Beveridge, Wesleyan University.

Affiliated CCB Faculty: Helen Berman (Director), Wilma Olson (Co-founder)

RCSB Protein Data Bank

The Protein Data Bank (PDB) is an information portal for researchers and students interested in structural biology. At its center is the PDB archive -- the single international repository for the processing and distribution of experimentally determined three-dimensional macromolecular structure data. The Protein Data Bank (PDB) is operated by Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and the San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California, San Diego -- two members of the Research Collaboratory for Structural Bioinformatics (RCSB).

Affiliated CCB Faculty: Helen Berman (Director)

BioMaPS Institute

The BioMaPS Institute's mission is to promote research and education at the interface between the Biological, Mathematical, and Physical Sciences; to stimulate interactions among experimentalists and theoreticians working on problems in quantitative biology; and to train a new generation of scientists using the latest computational and modeling tools.

CCB affiliated institute faculty: Jean BaumHelen BermanDavid CaseWilma Olson

Rutgers Energy Institute (REI)

The Rutgers Energy Institute is engaged in four principal areas of activity: education of undergraduate and graduate students; pioneering research; outreach to the community to share information and engage the public; and policy advice to government, business, and civic leaders who require current knowledge about energy use, alternatives, and innovations to guide decision-making and public planning.

Waksman Institute of Microbiology

The Waksman Institute's mission today is to conduct research in microbial molecular genetics, developmental molecular genetics, plant molecular genetics, and structural and computational biology. It also is a catalyst for general university initiatives, including undergraduate and graduate education, as well as a life science infrastructure, and a public service function for the State of New Jersey.

Affiliated CCB Faculty: Helen Berman, Richard Ebright