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…]

Recent News and Accomplishments

New NIH CTSA Grant Offers Postdoc Training

In March 2019, Dr. Rey Panettieri, a JGPT faculty member, was awarded a $29 million NIH grant to enhance clinical ...
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Risk Assessment Using Computational Toxicology

Along with EOHSI, the toxicology and exposure science graduate programs hosted a 1-day workshop on “High Throughput Computational Methods in ...
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JGPT Alumni Return with Advice for Trainees

On Jan 16, 2020, JGPT alumni provided an overview of multiple job sectors within toxicology. Four speakers provided highlights of ...
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Ring in the Holidays with the RATS

The RATS held their annual holiday party with festive cheer and a holiday sweater contest. The celebration was complete with ...
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