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…]

Priority deadline for admissions is December 1

Recent News and Accomplishments

Brittany Karas recognized for outstanding zebrafish research

Over the past few months, Ph.D. candidate Brittany Karas has received a number of notable research awards. At the Gordon ...
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RATS Toxicity Challenge at Rutgers Day

 On Saturday April 27, 2019, the RATS embarked upon Cook Campus to welcome the NJ community to Rutgers as part ...
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Brushing Up on Biostatistics: Improving Toxicology Study Design and Evaluation

On May 23rd, the JGPT hosted a 3-hour bootcamp on biostatistics for current toxicology students as well as trainees and ...
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Annual Celebration of RATS Research Accomplishments

On April 17, 2019, the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy held its 9th annual Pharmacy Research Day. Students in the Joint ...
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