Skye Kelty and Jake Lessing Visit Upstate NY Superfund Sites

Skye and Jake made a trip to locations in upstate New York to engage with Citizen Science organizers. Here is Skye’s accounting of the experience: My postdoc plan changed radically when an international pandemic brought face-to-face, community-engaged research to a halt making the environmental justice fieldwork that drives me impossible. As the country started to […]

Dr. Cody Smith Awarded NIH K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Grant

Dr. Cody Smith was recently awarded a K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Grant from the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences to facilitate his transition from his mentored research position to an independent faculty position. He will be studying how estrogen receptor signaling regulates macrophage activity and lung injury and inflammation in response to inhaled ozone. […]

Rulaiha Taylor Honored with the Paul Robeson Renaissance Award

Rulaiha Taylor, PhD Candidate in the laboratory of Dr. Grace Guo, was selected as the recipient of the 2021 Paul Robeson Renaissance Award. This prestigious award is given in honor of Paul Robeson, distinguished alumni, accomplished scholar, athlete, actor, singer, global activist and quintessential 20th century Renaissance man. The recipient of this award shall possess […]

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 key scientific focus on Computational Toxicology. Numerous Rutgers trainees were involved in the planning of the event including graduate student representative Danielle Kozlosky and postdoctoral representative Dr. Cody Smith. In addition, Jeanine D’Errico and recent […]

Danielle Kozlosky, Ph.D. student, awarded Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award F31 grant

Danielle Kozlosky, a Ph.D. candidate in the JGPT, has been awarded a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award F31 grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.  F31 fellowship awards are designed to develop promising predoctoral students into productive, independent research scientists through mentored research training.  Danielle is investigating the impact of the […]

RBHS-IDEA Innovation Grant Awarded

Skye Kelty was awarded the RBHS-IDEA Innovation Grant for her project “Tools for intentional integrity, diversity, and equity in community research”. Community research joins professionally trained researchers and broader community members to answer questions that are important to the community. Service learning, community-based participatory research (CBPR), and citizen science are examples of community research strategies. The […]

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 and translational research opportunities within NJ as part of the New Jersey Alliance for Clinical and Translational Science (NJ ACTS). The grant will allow Rutgers and its partners to train the future translational science workforce; […]

Dan Rizzolo, a Ph.D. candidate has been awarded a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award F31 grant

Dan Rizzolo, a Ph.D. candidate in the JGPT, has been awarded a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award F31 grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.  F31 fellowship awards are designed to develop promising predoctoral students into productive, independent research scientists through mentored research training.  Dan is investigating the […]

Fifth year Ph.D. candidate Talia Planas-Fontanes was chosen to be the 2019-2020 recpient of the BMS fellowship

The Graduate Research Fellowship in Toxicology from Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. supports students involved in non-clinical, in vivo toxicology research. Fifth year Ph.D. candidate Talia M. Planas-Fontanez was chosen to be the 2019-2020 recipient of this competitive fellowship. Her research focuses on examine the effects of a small molecule and an agonist of the metabotropic glutamate receptors, 2-chloro-5-hydroxyphenylglycine […]

Cody Smith was recently awarded a F32 NIH NRSA fellowship from NIEHS

Cody Smith was recently awarded a F32 NIH NRSA fellowship from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to support his postdoctoral research investigating the role of macrophage subpopulations in chemical-induced lung injury and repair. Specifically, he will be investigating the role of PPARγ, a ligand-dependent transcription factor, in regulating anti-inflammatory macrophage phenotype and promoting […]