Our home: 225 Warren Street, Newark, NJ

PHRI Directors

Education: weekly lectures and graduate teaching

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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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PHRI NEWS & EVENTS


05-16-22
WHYY (PBS & NPR) reports on the SARS-CoV-2 variants assay developed at PHRI. Read the story at whyy.org

03-18-22
Ryan Dikdan, Salvatore Marras and Sanjay Tyagi developed a rapid (less than 90 minutes) molecular beacon probe based multiplex RT-PCR assay that detects the current Variants of Concern of SARS-CoV-2, including Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, and Omicron. Their work is published in the March issue of the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics and can be accessed on www.jmdjournal.org

02-13-22
Maria Laura Gennaro has been nominated Inaugural Chair of the Microbiology Committee of RECOVER, a $470-million initiative funded by the National Institutes of Health to learn why some people develop “Long COVID”, i.e., they have prolonged symptoms or develop new or returning symptoms after the initial (acute) phase of infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 (www.recovercovid.org).  The Microbiology Committee chaired by Dr. Gennaro will be one of six Pathobiology Multi-Disciplinary Task Force Committees coordinated by the RECOVER Clinical Science Core. For additional information on Rutgers participation to the RECOVER initiative, visit www.newswise.com.

01-26-22
Padmapriya Banada and David Alland’s group developed a screening test for Omicron and other SARS-CoV-2 variants and submitted the test for clinical use on patients. For more details, visit www.research.rutgers.edu.


There are postdoctoral and staff opportunities at PHRI. In addition, Faculty positions at the level of Assistant Professor are available.  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