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 Application Deadline is December 1st.

Recent News and Accomplishments

Rutgers Trainees Shine at Local Toxicology Conference

The MidAtlantic Society of Toxicology (MASOT) meeting was held on Oct 24, 2018 in Edison, NJ.  Rutgers Ph.D. students won ...
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Postdoc Dr. Armstrong Highlighted at NJ Drug Metabolism Meeting

On October 11, 2018, Dr. Laura Armstrong, a JGPT postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Grace Guo, presented at ...
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RATS Participate in Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning in Bioscience MiniCourse at Novartis

 Five JGPT Trainees (left to right: Alexa Murray, Dan Rizzolo, Cody Smith, Ludwik Gorczyca, Sabrina Walley) are completing a Mini-Course ...
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JGPT Trainees Showcase Research Capabilities during Pharmacy Alumni Event

The School of Pharmacy hosted its first Lab Crawl event on Sept 14, 2018 in the laboratories of JGPT Faculty ...
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