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…]

Applications continue to be accepted on a rolling basis.

Recent News and Accomplishments

JGPT hosts 1st Rutgers Risk Assessment Boot Camp

On Jan 10-11, 2019, the first annual Boot Camp for Risk Assessment was held in the Environmental and Occupational Health ...
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Postdoc Cody Smith Participates in Intensive Data Carpentry Workshop

I recently participated in the Genomics Workshop taught by Data Carpentry and offered through Rutgers iJOBS. Data Carpentry’s aim is ...
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Where Does the JGPT Take You?

On Jan 18, 2019, JGPT alumni provided an overview of multiple job sectors within toxicology. Four speakers provided highlights of ...
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Presentation of Latest Research by T32 Trainees to the NIEHS P30 Center Members

Three trainees from the Toxicology and Exposure Science graduate programs presented their latest research during the monthly meeting of P30 ...
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