Rutgers Hosts 2022 MASOT Meeting on Microbiome and Toxicology

  The MidAtlantic Society of Toxicology (MASOT) Meeting returned to in-person in 2022. Rutgers University hosted this year’s MASOT meeting on the intersection of the microbiome and toxicology. With a strong showing of students and postdocs, the JGPT shared their latest research. Among the top winners of the poster awards were JGPT students. 1st place – […]

Emily Stevenson is The Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics Highlighted Trainee Author, September 2022

Emily Stevenson, a JGPT predoc mentored by Dr. Andrew Gow, is the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics’ Highlighted Trainee Author for the September 2022 issue. The JPET article that earned her selection as a Highlighted Trainee Author is titled “Intratracheal Administration of Acat-1 Inhibitor K-604 Reduces Pulmonary Inflammation Following Bleomycin-induced Lung Injury” and is […]

Gina Capece Selected as the 2022-2023 Grover Scholar Fellow

First year student Gina Capece was selected for the Grover Fellowship.  This award has been established by Dr. and Mrs. Gary Grover for an incoming Ph.D. candidate within the JGPT.  Dr. Grover and his wife Janis are both alumni of Rutgers and continue to serve the university.  Dr. Grover spent 25 years in the pharmaceutic […]

Fifth year Ph.D. candidate Rulaiha was chosen to be the 2022-2023 recpient of the BMS fellowship

The Graduate Research Fellowship in Toxicology from Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. (BMS) supports students involved in non-clinical, in vivo toxicology research. Fifth year Ph.D. candidate Rulaiha E. Taylor was selected as the 2022-2023 recipient of this prestigious fellowship. Her research focuses on studying the development and progression of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) in a novel low bile acid animal […]

Dr. Lauren Walker accepted into the Janssen SODEP

Dr. Lauren Walker was recently accepted into the Janssen Scholars of Oncology Diversity Engagement Program (SODEP) as part of its inaugural 2022 mentee cohort. SODEP works to connect exceptional, diverse students and postdoctoral researchers with professional R&D scientists and leaders at Janssen. Dr. Walker will receive both research support funds and personalized career coaching from her mentors […]

Yunqi An Interns at Novartis This Summer

This summer, Yunqi An, 5th year PhD candidate in the JGPT, interned at the Novartis, East Hanover facility. Yunqi works in the lab of Dr. Jeffrey Laskin at Rutgers.  During her stay in the Cell & Gene Therapy Technical R&D department, she worked with CAR-T analytical and process development teams. She had the opportunity to […]

JGPT PhD Students Zakiyah Henry and Rulaiha Taylor were selected for the Scientist Mentoring and Diversity Program (SMDP).

 This one-year career mentoring program pairs ethnically diverse students (Baccalaureate, Master, PharmD or PhD) and early career researchers with industry mentors who work at companies in the medical technology, biotechnology and consumer healthcare industries. The 2022 SMDP Biotech training session was held in San Diego, California on June 11-16. Each day was filled with moments […]

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 Annual Meeting. She was invited to give an oral talk to introduce her 3D mini-ovary model for the application to female fertility preservation and reproductive toxicology.

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 with trainees to discuss his successful career in pharma, balancing competing priorities, and of course cardiovascular pharmacology. His insights were based on his own experience as well as those of many colleagues. Students and postdocs […]