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

Emily Stevenson is The Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics Highlighted Trainee Author, September 2022

Emily Stevenson, a JGPT predoc mentored by Dr. Andrew Gow, is the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics' Highlighted Trainee ...
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Jake Lessing awarded F30 grant from NICHD

Jake Lessing, an MD/PhD candidate in the JGPT, has been awarded a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award F30 ...
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Gina Capece Selected as the 2022-2023 Grover Scholar Fellow

First year student Gina Capece was selected for the Grover Fellowship.  This award has been established by Dr. and Mrs ...
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Fifth year Ph.D. candidate Rulaiha was chosen to be the 2022-2023 recpient of the BMS fellowship

The Graduate Research Fellowship in Toxicology from Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. (BMS) supports students involved in non-clinical, in vivo toxicology research. Fifth year ...
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