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Current and Former RATS attend the Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Toxicity Gordon Research Conference

  From August 12-18, 2017, six current RATS (Laura Armstrong, Brian Estrella, Ludwik Gorczyca, John Szilagyi, Alexa Murray, and Justin Schumacher) presented their latest research findings at the Gordon Research Conference in Andover, NH. This year’s theme was “Advanced Investigation in Mechanistic Toxicology” and was organized by two JGPT alumni, Drs. Yanan Tian and John […]

Posted at 11:50 am August 16, 2017, in Student News

Ludwik Gorczyca, JGPT Student, Selected for Novartis Summer Internship

Ludwik Gorczyca, PhD candidate in the Rutgers Toxicology graduate program, interned at the department of Permeability and Transporters at the Novarits site in East Hanover. The main focus of the internship was to improve cellular models for permeability and transport assays used to test new drug candidates. During his stay, Ludwik was able to hone […]

Posted at 2:57 pm August 1, 2017, in Student News

Student Jeanine D’Errico’s Summer Internship at Bristol-Myers Squibb

This summer, second year student Jeanine D’Errico had the opportunity to intern at Bristol-Myers Squibb in the Drug Safety Evaluation department. On the Molecular-Immuno Toxicology team, she was presented with a need for a high-throughput RNA isolation procedure for serum and plasma.The objective was to automate part of their current method to cut down hands-on […]

Posted at 3:31 pm July 11, 2017, in Student News

Stephanie Marco receives award to attend the 2017 Postmortem Interpretive Toxicology Course

Stephanie Marco (laboratory of Brian Buckley) was selected to receive STEP Funding from the Society of Toxicology to attend the Postmortem Interpretive Toxicology Course in June 2017. This course is offered by the Center for Forensic Science Research and Education and is held at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia, PA.  Stephanie will receive in-depth […]

Posted at 2:22 pm June 21, 2017, in Student News

JGPT Student Internship at Novartis

  This summer Allison Isola had the opportunity to join the Therapeutic Areas as a graduate student intern at Novartis. She is working on determining the potential safety risks of inhibiting specific kinases when treating cancer. During this internship she has had great opportunity to interact with Novartis scientists among the different departments, and broaden […]

Posted at 2:16 pm June 21, 2017, in Student News

Risk Assessment Presentations by Trainees at the Colgate Global Technology Center

On March 8, predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees in the Rutgers JGPT program presented their risk assessment of ingredients for consumer products. Scientists and leaders from Colgate Palmolive evaluated the presentations and provided feedback. The rest of the afternoon was spent in the laboratory learning how to make toothpaste and hand soap.

Posted at 1:48 pm April 5, 2017, in Student News

JGPT and JGPES Trainees Attend Intensive Mass Spectrometry Workshop

Stephanie Marco (JGPT), Nicole Renkel (JGPT), and Melody Wren (JGPES) attended the 2016 American Society for Mass Spectrometry Fall Workshop, entitled Sample Preparation for Analysis of Real World Samples by Mass Spectrometry: The Common Denominator for Quality Data, on November 3 and 4 in Baltimore, MD.  The workshop, led by experts from academia, government, and […]

Posted at 3:55 pm March 7, 2017, in Student News

Launch of Toxicology Risk Assessment Elective with Colgate Palmolive

Training the next generation of toxicologists skilled in risk assessment is critical for ensuring the safety of pharmaceuticals and consumer products. As part of our three-course series in risk assessment, the JGPT and Colgate-Palmolive launched a 2-credit elective in “Consumer Product Safety and Sustainability”. This hands on, skills-based course provides trainees with practical real-world experiences […]

Posted at 10:11 am January 24, 2017, in Student News

Supplemental Training for Education Program Award

The Society of Toxicology awarded the Supplemental Training for Education Program (STEP) Award to Sheryse Taylor. With this award Sheryse was able to attend an intensive two-week advanced Sequencing Technologies Course offered by Cold Spring Harbors (CSH) Laboratories. The course is run by multiple instructors (Drs. Obi and Malachi Griffith, Elaine Mardis, W. Richard McCombie, […]

Posted at 12:44 pm December 27, 2016, in awards, Student News

Rutgers Toxicology Students Win Big at Regional SOT Meeting!

The MidAtlantic Society of Toxicology (MASOT) meeting was held on Oct 27, 2016 in Edison, NJ.  Three Rutgers Ph.D. students won the top awards at the meeting. John Szilagyi was selected as the 2017 awardee for the Student Achievement Award. In addition, the top poster honors were awarded to Dahea Diana You (1st Place), John […]

Posted at 2:39 pm November 1, 2016, in awards, Student News