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

The Tradition Continues – RATS Craft Exchange, Autumn Edition

The (approximately) bi-annual RATS craft exchange had its 4th session on October 21, 2021. Participant crafters included faculty members Lauren ...
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Skye Kelty and Jake Lessing Visit Upstate NY Superfund Sites

Skye and Jake made a trip to locations in upstate New York to engage with Citizen Science organizers. Here is ...
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JGPT Alum featured in “Healthy Together” Magazine

Gwyndolin Vail discusses their transgender journey in Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital's Fall 2021 issue of Healthy Together. See the full ...
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Dr. Cody Smith Awarded NIH K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Grant

Dr. Cody Smith was recently awarded a K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Grant from the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences ...
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