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…]

Recent News and Accomplishments

JGPT Family Supporting First Responders

We are grateful for the generous donation from Janis Grover and Vicenzi USA Inc for their donation of cookies for ...
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RBHS-IDEA Innovation Grant Awarded

Skye Kelty was awarded the RBHS-IDEA Innovation Grant for her project "Tools for intentional integrity, diversity, and equity in community research" ...
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Jacklyn Andres wins second place in EOHSI Earth Day poster contest

Jacklyn Andres a Ph.D student in the JGPT won second place in the Graduate and Adult category in EOHSI Earth ...
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Michael Campbell Selected as the Inaugural Grover Fellow

First year student Michael Campbell was selected as the first recipient of the Grover Fellowship. This award has been established ...
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