JGPT Family Supporting First Responders

We are grateful for the generous donation from Janis Grover and Vicenzi USA Inc for their donation of cookies for first responders at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Our Toxicology students and postdocs were excited to participate in the celebration of this generous philanthropy.

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 […]

Michael Campbell Selected as the Inaugural Grover Fellow

First year student Michael Campbell was selected as the first recipient of 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 […]

JGPT Alumni Return with Advice for Trainees

On Jan 16, 2020, JGPT alumni provided an overview of multiple job sectors within toxicology. Four speakers provided highlights of their former and current positions, advice for students, and answered questions from attendees. Dr. Brian Wall, Research Scientist, Colgate-Palmolive Company Dr. Allison Isola, Advanced Toxicologist, Exxonmobil Biomedical Sciences, Inc Dr. Jedd Hillegass, Senior Research Investigator, […]

Melissa Wilkinson Selected for Rutgers Global Health Institute Student Council

Melissa Wilkinson, a Ph.D. student in the JGPT, was selected as an inaugural member of the Rutgers Global Health Institute Student Council. The council is comprised of approximately 50 members from the undergraduate and graduate level, representing each of the schools at Rutgers. The goals of the Rutgers Global Health Institute Student Council are to […]

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 […]