2017-2018 Scala Scholars are Honored

    The Rutgers Association of Toxicology Students (RATS) are excited to congratulate their fellow RATS, Kate Annunziato and L. Cody Smith, Ph.D. on their selection as this year’s Scala Scholars. The Scala award, honoring Dr. Robert A. Scala, is bestowed upon top predoctoral and postdoctoral candidates for their outstanding contributions to the field of […]

Liver Meeting Research Award for Postdoctoral Fellow Laura Armstrong

Laura Armstrong, PhD received the Presidential Poster of Distinction Award from the 2017 American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. This distinction is bestowed upon the top 10% of research posters. At the Liver Meeting in Washington, DC, Laura presented her latest research investigating the ability of acute-phase proteins to protect the livers from […]

JGPT Postdoc Fellow Dr. Ukpong Eyo is Awarded Highly Competitive NIH Career Transition Grant

This September 2017, postdoctoral fellow Dr. Ukpong Eyo was awarded a K22 Career Transition Award grant titled “Microglial P2Y12 Receptors in Normal Developmental Physiology and Seizures” from the National Institutes of Health. This grant is a follow up to his prior research with the JGPT where he investigated and showed neuroprotective roles in experimental seizures for microglia-neuron […]

Lydia Louis Named a 2018 NIH FARE Recipient

Lydia Louis, a PhD candidate in our Public Health program, was recently named a 2018 recipient of a NIH Fellows Award for Research Excellence (FARE). Lydia is a fellow in the Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch (OEEB) at the National Cancer Institute. In the OEEB, she examines the impact of occupational and non-occupational insecticide exposures […]

Rutgers Pharmaceutical Research Travel Award

Alexa Murray, PhD Candidate was recently selected as a recipient of a 2017-2017 Rutgers Pharmaceutical Research Travel Award.  She attended the 2017 Gordon Conference in the Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Toxicity in Andover, NH.  Her research investigates n mustard (NM), a cytotoxic alkylating agent, which can cause acute lung injury which progresses to fibrosis. […]

Special Study Training for Diana You at the University of Arizona

  Diana You was awarded a Special Study Award by the Graduate School. With this award, Diana visited the laboratory of Dr. Patrick Ronaldson at University of Arizona for a 3-day training on the isolation of brain microvessels from rodents. Dr. Ronaldson’s laboratory has extensive expertise in this procedure and has utilized it as described […]

Rutgers Toxicology Students Honored at National Meeting

In March 2017, the JGPT attended the annual Society of Toxicology meeting in Baltimore, MD. Over 15 posters were presented by JGPT trainees and numerous awards were conferred. Congratulations to this year’s awardees! Diana You SOT Sheldon D Murphy Travel Award, Mechanisms Specialty Section Gabriella Composto SOT Annual Paper of the Year Award, Dermal Toxicology […]

Supplemental Training for Education Program Award

The Society of Toxicology awarded the Supplemental Training for Education Program (STEP) Award to Sheryse Taylor. With this award Sheryse was able to attend an intensive two-week advanced Sequencing Technologies Course offered by Cold Spring Harbors (CSH) Laboratories. The course is run by multiple instructors (Drs. Obi and Malachi Griffith, Elaine Mardis, W. Richard McCombie, […]

Rutgers Toxicology Students Win Big at Regional SOT Meeting!

The MidAtlantic Society of Toxicology (MASOT) meeting was held on Oct 27, 2016 in Edison, NJ.  Three Rutgers Ph.D. students won the top awards at the meeting. John Szilagyi was selected as the 2017 awardee for the Student Achievement Award. In addition, the top poster honors were awarded to Dahea Diana You (1st Place), John […]