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 […]

Second virtual card making

On January 22nd, the Tox program hosted its second virtual card making night under the guidance of Dr. Lauren Aleskunes making Valentines!  With 18 participants, we made 3 types of cards from flower hearts, to watercolor, to shaker cards. As COVID continues to limit personal interactions, the making and sending of these cards brings connections and […]

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 […]

Risk Assessment Bootcamp Goes Virtual in 2021

In January 2021, the Joint Graudate Program in Toxicology (JGPT) hosted a 2-week bootcamp on Risk Assessment coordinated by Dr. Marie Fortin (JGPT Faculty and Jazz Pharamceuticals). Instructors included Drs. Kristian Fried (Integral Consulting Inc), Ila Cote (Univ. Colorado and Risk Sciences International) and Virunya Bhat (ToxStrategies, Inc). Topics included risk analysis, systematic review, weight […]

Virtual Card Making

On December 11th, the Tox program hosted its first virtual card making night under the guidance of Dr. Lauren Aleskunes! Dr. Aleksunes lead the group in the creation of 3 different types of holiday cards from scratch. The group enjoyed virtually connecting over crafts and laughter. Be on the lookout for future events like this!

Introduction to Alternative Methods in Toxicology by Dr. Haugabrooks

  On December 4, 2020, Dr. Esther Haugabrooks from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine gave an overview of the contemporary approaches to reduce animal usage in toxicology testing. These included in vitro, in silico and in chemico methods and the use of adverse outcome pathways. Her seminar also discussed the necessary steps for validation […]

Rutgers Graduate Student Association Hosts Virtual Town Hall with President Holloway

On November 9, 2020, the Rutgers Graduate Student Association (GSA) hosted a virtual Town Hall Meeting with President Holloway, his cabinet, and four Rutgers Chancellors: Chancellor Strom, Senior Vice Chancellor Gracias, Chancellor Molloy, and Vice Chancellor Mena. Danielle Kozlosky, a JGPT PhD student and current Secretary of GSA, led the event. The Town Hall began […]

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 […]

Maxine Abustan Selected for ‘The Oncology Hack’ Program

  ‘The Oncology Hack’ is a 3-week program that brings together graduate students from data science and computer science disciplines to tackle a complex public health challenge. Maxine Abustan, 3rd year graduate student, will team up with other Rutgers students to design creative technical challenges that ‘can crack the code to a difficult oncology problem faced […]

Ayeshia Morris selected for National Scientist Mentoring and Diversity Program

JGPT PhD Student Ayeshia Morris was selected for the Scientist Mentoring and Diversity Program (SMDP). The 2020 SMDP training session was held virtually over the course of two days (Sep. 20 and 21st). Each day was filled with an array of panelists sharing their experiences working in industry, their journeys and any advice that would […]