Our home: 225 Warren Street, Newark, NJ

A spooky Halloween at PHRI!

Former PHRI Directors

Education: weekly lectures and graduate teaching

No research can be conducted without support

The ICPH building, inside and out

Our scientists: engaged in multidisciplinary studies

PHRI contribution to today's tuberculosis diagnostics

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Welcome to PHRI

As today’s biomedical advances occur at a dizzying pace, the Public Health Research Institute pursues its research mission to help eliminate the infectious diseases spreading across the planet.

Founded in 1942 in New York City by legendary Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, PHRI has been home to seminal discoveries in biomedical sciences. Hosted in the ICPH building in Newark, NJ, since 2002, PHRI became part of the New Jersey Medical School in 2006 and joined Rutgers University in 2013.

For almost 80 years, PHRI has fostered a culture of international talent, a collaborative environment, and the mentoring of young scientists. Today, PHRI remains committed to the pursuit of excellence in research and learning.

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NEWS & EVENTS


11-08-19

PHRI researcher Dr. Selvakumar Subbian published two collaborative research articles titled “Differential Culturability of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Culture-Negative Sputum of Patients with Pulmonary Tuberculosis and in a Simulated Model of Dormancy” in Frontiers in Microbiology journal.  (For details, visit: www.frontiersin.org) and “Unmethylated CpG motif-containing genomic DNA fragment of Bacillus calmette-guerin promotes macrophage functions through TLR9-mediated activation of NF-κB and MAPKs signaling pathways. (For details, visit: www.journals.sagepub.com)

10-29-19

Dr. Jeanne Salje and her group of international collaborators published a research article in bioRxiv on their study for which they utilized dual RNA-seq to provide insight on Orientia tsutsugamushi, a bacterium that causes scrub typhus in humans.  For details, please visit: www.biorxiv.org

10-15-19

PHRI researchers, Ranjeet Kumar, Pooja Singh, Afsal Kolloli, Lanbo Shi, Yuri Bushkin, Sanjay Tyagi and Selvakumar Subbian have published a review article on “Immunometabolism of Phagocytes During Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection” in the journal Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences.  For details, visit: www.frontiersin.org

10-14-19

The New Jersey Lung Health Institute: Building a Lung Health Ecosystem in New Jersey

On October 4, 2019, Dr. Maria Laura Gennaro, presented her initiative for the creation of a New Jersey Lung Health Institute (NJLHI) at the Big Ideas Symposium, organized by Rutgers University.  Dr. Gennaro’s vision of NJLHI is for health providers and scholars to work together with New Jersey communities to identify their lung health needs and to find causes and cures for their lung diseases.  To read about the NJLHI and the impact it can have on communities in New Jersey, download  Vision of NJLHI.pdf.

For the Big Ideas, Rutgers will partner with donors and the community to secure private support for projects best poised to build a stronger Rutgers and transform society.  To learn more about the Big Ideas and for an overview of the Symposium, please visit bigideas.rutgers.edu.


Three postdoctoral opportunities are available at PHRI. One in the laboratory of Dr. Gennaro to study macrophage lipid metabolism in tuberculosis, one in the laboratory of Dr. Chang to study host-pathogen interactions related to HIV pathogenesis, and one in the laboratory Dr. Xue to study fungal pathogenesis. For details, visit Open Positions.

Welcome to PHRI

As today’s biomedical advances occur at a dizzying pace, the Public Health Research Institute pursues its research mission to help eliminate the infectious diseases spreading across the planet.

Founded in 1942 in New York City by legendary Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, PHRI has been home to seminal discoveries in biomedical sciences. Hosted in the ICPH building in Newark, NJ, since 2002, PHRI became part of the New Jersey Medical School in 2006 and joined Rutgers University in 2013.

For almost 80 years, PHRI has fostered a culture of international talent, a collaborative environment, and the mentoring of young scientists. Today, PHRI remains committed to the pursuit of excellence in research and learning.

LEARN MORE