Research at the Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES) and the Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS) spans the biological spectrum, from molecules to ecosystems. Our skilled researchers strive to gain a deeper understanding of our physical world, identify the ways in which humans affect our planet, and develop multi-dimensional solutions to address real-world problems. NJAES has a vigorous program of applied research and outreach through its labs, farms, business incubators, and marine stations across the state.
Our many important research accomplishments include:
- The antibiotic streptomycin—the cure for tuberculosis and winner of the Nobel Prize;
- Pioneering work in mosquito control;
- Highly successful plant varieties including the Rutgers Tomato, turf grasses, and cranberries;
- Novel farmland and open space policies;
- Groundbreaking technologies such as unmanned submersible gliders;
- Diagnostic systems for early identification of emerging diseases;
- New tools to combat obesity.
Research developments and technologies benefit the public through educational and training programs, technology transfer, policy recommendations, and innovative spin-off companies.
Explore the website to find out more about our innovative and exciting research!