Researcher Profile

Jay A. Tischfield, PhD, FFACMG

Full Member, Genomic Instability and Cancer Genetics Program

Member since 2002

Academic Appointment

Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; and Duncan and Nancy MacMillan Professor II of Genetics
School of Arts and Sciences
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey


Executive Director, Human Genetics Institute of New Jersey; Scientific Director & CEO, RUCDR-Infinite Biologics


Research Interests

  • Medical and human genetics: the genetics of somatic cells, mouse models for human diseases and genes for complex human genetic disorders. Primary research interests include studies of both somatically heritable and transient genetic changes in somatic cells that predispose to disease in humans. In addition, we are engaged in several large projects whose ultimate goal is the identification of genes that have major contributions to complex oligogenic disorders. The development of precision cancer diagnostics based on the genomics of individual tumors.

Selected Publications

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