Director of Student Research
Dr. Gary Heiman received a Master's Degree from the genetic counseling program at Sarah Lawrence College. He later obtained a PhD in epidemiology at Columbia University. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Genetics at Rutgers and an adjunct professor at Columbia University. Dr. Heiman's research focuses at the intersection between genetics, psychiatry, and neurology, specifically with Tourette's disorder (TD) and Parkinson's disease. He is the PI on the Tourette International Collaborative Genetics (TIC Genetics), the largest sharing cell and DNA repository for TD. For more information about Dr. Heiman's research interests please see: https://genetics.rutgers.edu/cb-profile/heiman
Dr. Heiman serves on the Executive Committee for Rutgers' Genetic Counseling Master's Program (GCMP). As Director of Student Research, Dr. Heiman is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the research component of the GCMP and also directs the Research Methods in Genetic Counseling course. . He is also the Director of the Genetic Counseling Certificate Program (GCCP) for Rutgers undergraduate genetics majors.