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

RATS Sweep Mid-Atlantic Toxicology Awards During Virtual Meeting

Due to the pandemic, the Mid-Atlantic regional chapter of the Society of Toxicology (MASOT) hosted its annual meeting online with ...
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Risk Assessment Bootcamp Goes Virtual in 2021

In January 2021, the Joint Graudate Program in Toxicology (JGPT) hosted a 2-week bootcamp on Risk Assessment coordinated by Dr ...
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Virtual Card Making

On December 11th, the Tox program hosted its first virtual card making night under the guidance of Dr. Lauren Aleskunes! ...
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Introduction to Alternative Methods in Toxicology by Dr. Haugabrooks

On December 4, 2020, Dr. Esther Haugabrooks from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine gave an overview of the contemporary ...
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