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 […]

Successful regional toxicology meeting for JGPT trainees

Congratulations to our RATS who won awards at the MidAtlantic Society of Toxicology Meeting on Thursday October 31, 2019. This year’s theme was Immuno-Oncology Toxicities. MASOT Student Achievement Award – Alexa Murray (D Laskin Lab) 1st Place Poster Award – Ludwik Gorczyca (L Aleksunes Lab) 2nd Place Poster Award – Emily Parchuke (A Gow Lab) 3rd Place Poster […]

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.