What’s in NJ drinking water? RATS head to Newark to find out

On Oct 25th, JGPT students attended the “What’s in Our Drinking Water?” event in at the Rutgers Law School in Newark, NJ. Other participants included community activists and NJ policy makers along with academic and government scientists. The keynote address was given by Robert Bilott, Esq regarding litigation over ‘forever chemicals’ in our environment.  

Writing Your Toxicology News Headline

On Oct 24th, JGPT students and postdocs partnered with industry partners from Bristol-Myers Squibb, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, and Colgate-Palmolive, including many JGPT alumni, to flex their skills in effectively communicating toxicological sciences. Drs. Janet Alder and Nick Ponzio lead the workshop which included hands-on activities to refine communication skills in small groups. This was a great […]

Professional Grant Development Workshop

I recently had the opportunity to attend the two-day Professional Grant Development Workshop taught by The Grant Training Center offered through Rutgers. The Grant Training Center’s objective is to provide researchers with high-quality tools and methods to find, apply for, win, and manage federal, foundation, and corporate funding. This comprehensive workshop trained attendees on topics […]

Kyle Shines at Neuropharmacology Regional Meeting

Kyle Saitta (laboratory of Dr. Cheryl Dreyfus, School of Medicine) was selected to give his PhD dissertation research as a podium presentation during the 2019 Mid-Atlantic Pharmacology Society meeting at Temple University. The title of Kyle’s presentation was “The Selective Group I Metabotropic Glutamate Receptor Agonist 2-Chloro-5-hydroxyphenylglycine (CHPG) Enhances BDNF and Reverses Demyelination”. Congratulations on […]

Raj Shah honored for excellent melanoma research

Raj Shah, PhD Candidate, was recently selected as a recipient of the Pan-American Society for Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research (PASPCR) Travel Award. Raj is scheduled to give a podium presentation titled “Concurrent targeting of glutaminolysis and metabotropic glutamate receptor 1 (GRM1) reduces glutamate bioavailability in GRM1+ melanoma” during the 2019 PASPCR Annual Meeting at […]

Postdoc Cody Smith Presents his Recent Toxicology Research to the NJ Drug Metabolism Discussion Group

On Sep 12, 2019, Dr. Cody Smith presented his postdoctoral research at the North Jersey Drug Metabolism Discussion Group Meeting in Somerset, NJ. Cody’s talk entitled “Bioinformatics Approach to Investigate Mechanisms of Pulmonary Toxicity” outlined his work using RNA-Seq to interrogate novel targets for the resolution of ozone-induced lung injury through modulation of lipid signaling. […]

Brittany Karas recognized for outstanding zebrafish research

Over the past few months, Ph.D. candidate Brittany Karas has received a number of notable research awards. At the Gordon Research Seminar and Hudson-Delaware SETAC meetings this summer, Brittany received 1st Place for her research posters. Additional awards bestowed on Brittany in 2019 include the HDSETAC Student Travel Award, Douglas E. Eveleigh Travel Award, and […]

Kicking Off the New Year at the RATS BBQ

Students, postdocs, faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni joined together on the EOHSI lawn to celebrate the start of the new academic year.  The RATS showed off the various version of their T-shirts throughout the years.  Here’s to a great 2019-2020 academic year! Students, postdocs, faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni joined together on the EOHSI lawn […]

RATS Reunite at the Toxicology Gordon Conference

Current and former JGPT students, postdocs and faculty attended the 2019 Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Toxicity Gordon Conference in Andover, NH. The Chair of the conference, Dr. John Richburg, was a JGPT alumni and currently serves as Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. .

RATS Toxicity Challenge at Rutgers Day

 On Saturday April 27, 2019, the RATS embarked upon Cook Campus to welcome the NJ community to Rutgers as part of Rutgers Day. People were able to take selfies next to our famous RATS picture as well as play a game matching toxicants with target organs. Everyone learned a bit about physiology and toxicology while […]