The Office of Research and Innovation (ORI) fosters a collaborative culture of ideation, inquiry, and knowledge creation at Rutgers–Brunswick. ORI is housed within the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Research and Academic Affairs, allowing advanced research and innovation projects to align directly with the academic mission of the university. We support the activities that engage the collective knowledge, skills, and creativity of all of the schools at Rutgers–New Brunswick to advance understanding and benefit humanity, society, and the world.
This video of the “coral hospital model” is an animated description of new research stemming from the ORI-funded Coral Omics Project (team lead: D. Bhattacharya, SEBS).
Research at a Glance
$750.8 million in annual research and development expenditures
Home to more than 175 research centers
20+ members in the National Academy of Sciences
A top 25 public university in the nation
Ensuring robust research funding and research infrastructure
Rutgers' cell and DNA
repository is the largest university-based biorepository in the world. RUCDR Infinite Biologics is a key global center for the study of genetics and mental health, drug abuse, alcoholism, diabetes, and digestive and kidney diseases.
Aligning Rutgers' ideators with emerging research opportunities
Rutgers researchers identified a small set of simple protein building blocks
that likely existed at the earliest stages of life's history. The findings could lead to applications of these stackable, organic building blocks for biomedical engineering and therapeutic proteins.
Encouraging new research partnerships across disciplines
Advancing distinction in the humanities and arts
Overseeing key interdisciplinary research centers and institutes
Overseen jointly with the Chancellor of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, the Brain Health Institute
focuses on basic, translational, and clinical research into the biological bases of human brain function and dysfunction.
Championing a culture of excellence in research across all fields
Promoting the innovative solutions developed at Rutgers that move the world forward