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Department of Animal Sciences

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The Department of Animal Sciences, with strong roots in the Land Grant tradition, has as its mission to improve the health and well-being of animals, including humans, through integration of teaching, research, and outreach. Our department aspires to be a global leader in training the next generation of scholars in the areas of comparative endocrinology and integrative physiology, equine science, and companion and laboratory animal science.

Bartlett Hall Safety Plan

To ensure return to a safe and healthy workplace for all occupants following the University shutdown due to COVID-19, a safety plan for Bartlett has been developed. As the University's response to COVID-19 is emerging, these building policies are subject to change and will be updated to maintain compliance with the University and state of New Jersey guidelines.

Bartlett Hall Safety Plan (200k PDF)

Farm Tours Available

The Department of Animal Sciences has developed a Farm Tour Program aimed at guiding small groups of children and/or adults around the cattle, goat, horse, pig, and sheep facilities on Sheepfold Lane.

Animal Sciences Update newsletter

In our department newsletter, Animal Sciences Update (2022 - 2023), we reflect on the accomplishments of our students, faculty, staff, and alumni during the past year and look ahead. Thanks to all who contributed ideas, stories, photos, and/or editorial assistance!

Assistant Extension Specialist Position Available

The Department of Animal Sciences and Rutgers Cooperative Extension in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS), Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, invite candidates to apply for a 12-month tenure-track faculty position as an Assistant Extension Specialist (equivalent to Assistant Professor), with an emphasis on small to midsize livestock farming. More info

Alumni and Friends

We would love to hear from you! Send us your story or a photo (with a detailed caption) for our website and/or next newsletter. See our department Facebook page, the News and Events webpage and the current issue of Animal Science Update for recent accomplishments of our students, faculty and staff.

Support Animal Science

Your generous support of our department will help us maintain the excellence of our undergraduate program and strengthen our graduate training programs. Whether you choose to support Animal Sciences scholarships, graduate fellowships, or our Academic Excellence Fund, your contribution is greatly appreciated. In addition, when the Rutgers Annual Giving Fund contacts you, please consider earmarking all or part of your gift to the Department of Animal Sciences.

To make a gift, please visit our giving page.

Warmest regards,

Nicholas Bello, Chair
Dept. of Animal Sciences

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Troy Roepke, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Animal Sciences
Rutgers University

"Glitter and Science: The Past, Present, and Future of the Pink Lab"

September 29, 2023
9:00 AM

For more information, please contact Dr. Nick Bello

Fall 2023 Schedule

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