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…] [column padding=”10px”]Apply Now[/column] [column padding=”10px”]Priority Application Deadline is December 1st.[/column] [column padding=”10px”]Donate to the JGPT[/column] [end_columns]

Recent News and Accomplishments

Best Abstract Award for Dr. Zhang

JGPT postdoc Dr. Jiyang Zhang, laboratory of Dr. Shuo Xiao, received the Best Abstract Award at the 14th Oncofertility Consortium ...
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Reflections on a Career in Pharma

The JGPT hosted our 1st Lunch & Learn of the year with Dr. Gary Grover. Dr. Grover used his informal meeting ...
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SOT 2022 Meeting in Sunny California

The Rutgers Association of Toxicology Students (RATS) Returned to their 1st In-Person Society of Toxicology (SOT) meeting in San Diego, CA ...
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Kevin Ozkuyumcu – PharmD/PhD JGPT Student – Wins Double Honors at SOT

Kevin Ozkuyumcu, Class of 2023 in Rutgers Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy and soon-to-be JGPT predoc student, was recently awarded ...
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