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

JGPT Alum, Kristin Bircsak, Featured in SOT Postdoc Spotlight

Dr. Bircsak was the recipient of the Hogan Memorial Scholarship/Travel Award in 2014 as a doctoral student in the Joint ...
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Rutgers Graduate Student Association Hosts Virtual Town Hall with President Holloway

On November 9, 2020, the Rutgers Graduate Student Association (GSA) hosted a virtual Town Hall Meeting with President Holloway, his ...
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Danielle Kozlosky, Ph.D. student, awarded Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award F31 grant

Danielle Kozlosky, a Ph.D. candidate in the JGPT, has been awarded a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award F31 ...
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Pivoting community-engaged research strengths to engage young leaders in the pandemic recovery

When Rutgers University Center for Environmental Exposures and Disease (CEED) noted a lack of representation of young voices in research ...
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