Welcome to the Joint Graduate Program in Toxicology (JGPT), an interdepartmental program designed to train students and postdoctoral fellows in the discipline of toxicology. The JGPT offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees and provides the research training for Pharm.D./Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D. students.

The JGPT was established in 1980 and is administratively housed at the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute (EOHSI) on the Busch Campus of Rutgers University in Piscataway, NJ. The JGPT curriculum provides broad research training in biochemical, organ system, and mechanistic toxicology with a strong foundation in drug metabolism, pathology, and molecular biology. The Program is administered by the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, but draws on mentors come from over 17 different departments on campus to provide multidisciplinary training. Trainees are mentored by over 50 faculty members and academic and industry partners. A NIEHS T32 Training Grant in Environmental Toxicology (T32ES007148) has been the cornerstone of the JGPT for 30 years and supports the tuition and stipends of doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows. All doctoral students receive financial support from training grants, teaching or research fellowships, or from local industry. [read more…]

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Recent News and Accomplishments

Rulaiha Taylor Honored with the Paul Robeson Renaissance Award

Rulaiha Taylor, PhD Candidate in the laboratory of Dr. Grace Guo, was selected as the recipient of the 2021 Paul ...
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Prof. Ukpong Eyo Receives Prestigious Research Grant

Dr. Ukpong Eyo was honored as the recipient of a grant provided by The Young Investigator Draft through Uplifting Athletes, ...
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The RATS Craft Exchange – A New Tradition

The bi-annual RATS craft exchange is a new tradition that began in January 2020, just before the COVID pandemic hit ...
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Recruitment Goes Virtual in 2021

With the COVID-19 pandemic ongoing, the JGPT pivoted and held its recruitment and campus visits on Zoom. The RATS made ...
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