Student News

Lydia Louis, a PhD candidate in our Public Health program, was recently named a 2018 recipient of a NIH Fellows Award for Research Excellence (FARE).

Lydia is a fellow in the Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch (OEEB) at the National Cancer Institute. In the OEEB, she examines the impact of occupational and non-occupational insecticide exposures on cancer risk among the wives of pesticide applicators. These women have enrolled in the Agricultural Health Study, the largest U.S. cohort of pesticide exposures […]

Posted at 10:50 am September 28, 2017, in awards, Student News

What can you do with a Ph.D. degree in toxicology? RATS learn about diverse career paths

On Sep 5th, the RATS hosted a dynamic Career Panel that provided an overview of multiple job sectors within toxicology. Five speakers provided highlights of their former and current positions, advice for students, and answered questions from attendees. This networking event strengthened ties of our trainees with local professionals, including JGPT alumni.   Katie Sokolowski, […]

Posted at 10:32 am September 13, 2017, in events, Student News

Rutgers Pharmaceutical Research Travel Award

Alexa Murray, PhD Candidate was recently selected as a recipient of a 2017-2017 Rutgers Pharmaceutical Research Travel Award.  She attended the 2017 Gordon Conference in the Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Toxicity in Andover, NH.  Her research investigates n mustard (NM), a cytotoxic alkylating agent, which can cause acute lung injury which progresses to fibrosis. […]

Posted at 8:58 am September 8, 2017, in awards, Student News

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 Richburg. […]

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