Jay Tischfield, Ph.D.
Jay A. Tischfield, Ph.D. is the MacMillan Distinguished Professor and the Founding Chair of the Department of Genetics at Rutgers University, Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Director of the Human Genetics Institute of New Jersey. He is also the CEO and scientific director of RUCDR Infinite Biologics®, the largest university-based repository in the world that collects, processes and performs genomic assays on human samples. Professor Tischfield received his bachelor’s degree in biology from the City University of New York, and his Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in biology from Yale University. He is an American Board of Medical Genetics diplomate in Medical Genetics and Clinical Molecular Genetics, a Founding Fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics, and an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Professor Tischfield has served on numerous advisory boards including the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Singapore A *Star Institutes, Aventis Pharmaceuticals, Rockefeller University Center for Treatment of Addictions, and the BioProcessing Solutions Alliance. He has received over $350 million in National Institutes of Health and foundation research grants and contracts during his career, has six awarded patents, and has coauthored 260 publications in journals that include Science, New England J. of Medicine, Cell and Nature Genetics.