Our 2016 Scala Scholars!

The Rutgers Association of Toxicology Students (RATS) are excited to congratulate their fellow RATS, John Szilagyi and Justin Schumacher, Pharm. D., on their selection as this year’s Scala Scholars. The Scala award, honoring Dr. Robert A. Scala, is bestowed upon top predoctoral and postdoctoral candidates for their outstanding contributions to the field of toxicology. Robert A. […]

Posted at 3:03 pm September 27, 2016, in awards, Student News

Thea Golden STEPs into Oxford Lab to Gain Expertise in NOS Enzymology

From SOT ToxChange: I received a 2015 Supplemental Training for Education Program (STEP) grant to visit Oxford University in fall 2015 to be trained in several methods important to understanding nitric oxide synthase (NOS) enzymology. Due to the welcoming nature of the members of the laboratories of Dr. Crabtree and Dr. Channon, I learned several […]

Posted at 3:52 pm August 29, 2016, in Student News

Justin Schumacher Selected For Competitive Bristol-Myers Squibb Fellowship

The Graduate Research Fellowship in Toxicology from Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. supports students involved in non-clinical, in vivo toxicology research. Third year Ph.D. candidate Justin Schumacher was chosen to be the 2016-2017 recipient of this competitive fellowship. His research aims to determine the effects of bile acid and fibroblast growth factor signaling on hepatic stellate cell […]

Posted at 1:26 pm August 11, 2016, in awards, Student News

PharmD/PhD Candidate Diana You Selected for Presentation at Drug Metabolism Meeting

Dahea Diana You, PharmD, PhD Candidate was recently selected to present her project entitled “Enhanced Histone Acetylation Up-Regulates MDR1 and BCRP Transporters in Human Blood-Brain Barrier Cells” as a podium presentation at the 2016 Gordon Research Conference on Drug Metabolism. The meeting is held annually at Holderness School in New Hampshire. More information, including the […]

Posted at 1:18 pm August 11, 2016, in events, Student News

JGPT Trainees Learn about Toxicology at the Food & Drug Administration

Dr. Miyun Tsai-Turton visited Rutgers to describe her path becoming a Toxicologist at the Food and Drug Administration. She met with high school, undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate trainees. Dr. Tsai-Turton provided students with great tips for pursuing and achieving their professional goals.

Posted at 9:07 am July 22, 2016, in Student News

Sabrina Walley elected as Executive VP of the Graduate Student Association

JGPT PhD student, Sabrina Walley, was elected as the Executive Vice President of the Rutgers Graduate Student Association (GSA). The GSA represents graduate student concerns to the Rutgers University community. Congratulations Sabrina!

Posted at 10:11 am June 17, 2016, in Student News

Allison Isola Recognized for Outstanding Cancer Research at Retreat

Allison Isola received a Gallo Award at the 2016 Annual Retreat on Cancer Research in NJ. On May 26th, she presented her project entitled “Glutamate release inhibitor reduces exosome release in metabotropic glutamate receptor 1 (GRM1) expressing melanoma” as a podium presentation. Blessy George and Raj Shah also presented their latest data as posters during […]

Posted at 8:30 am May 27, 2016, in awards, Student News

Rutgers Shines at the 2016 Society of Toxicology Meeting

The 2016 Society of Toxicology (SOT) meeting was held in New Orleans, LA. JGPT faculty and students received a number of awards and honors. Dr. Ken Reuhl, former JGPT Director, was honored with the Education Award and Dr. Lauren Aleksunes, current JGPT Director, was received the Achievement Award. Dr. Mike Gallo was selected as the […]

Posted at 3:53 pm March 21, 2016, in events

Recent Graduate Dr. Ron Udasin Honored as a Fulbright Scholar

Ron Udasin, Ph.D. ’15, was recently honored as a Fulbright Scholar. This prestigious program allows the educational exchange of scientists between the U.S. and other countries. This award will be used to support Ron’s postdoctoral studies at Technion-Israel Institute of Technology under the direction of the Nobel Laureate Dr. Aaron Ciechanover.

Posted at 12:26 pm January 19, 2016, in Student News

JGPT Student Schumacher Selected for Internship at Novartis

This summer second year PhD student, Justin Schumacher, had the opportunity to intern at Novartis in the department of Preclinical Safety.   The primary focus of the internship was to work on a project in respiratory toxicology and immunotoxicology, areas of research that correspond to Justin’s own thesis work at Rutgers. This project culminated into […]

Posted at 12:04 pm January 19, 2016, in Student News