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 […]

Where Does the JGPT Take You?

On Jan 18, 2019, 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. Justin Schumacher, Research Investigator […]

Presentation of Latest Research by T32 Trainees to the NIEHS P30 Center Members

Three trainees from the Toxicology and Exposure Science graduate programs presented their latest research during the monthly meeting of P30 NIEHS Center for Environmental Exposures and Disease (CEED) investigators. Two Toxicology Ph.D. trainees (Ludwik Gorczyca 5th Year Student & Jeanine D’Errico 3rd Year Student) shared their latest research of placenta responses and functions. Basic, translational, […]

BMS Fellow Raj Shah Shares Latest Research Findings

As part of his career development and mentorship by scientists at Bristol-Myers Squibb, Raj Shah, the 2018-9 JGPT BMS Fellow, shared his latest research findings on glutamate signaling in melanoma. This unique mentorship along with his research mentor Dr. Suzie Chen affords Raj a great opportunity for understanding the potential translation of his research findings […]

New Approaches in Drug Development

On Nov 30, 2018, Dr. Xiaoyan Chu, Senior Principal Scientist at Merck shared her latest research findings on how endogenous biomarkers are being investigated as probes for drug-transporter interactions. Her presentation provided an overview of recently identified biomarkers for studying the inhibition of liver and kidney transporters including the current strategies, utility, limitations and future […]

Trainee Research Mixer – Highlighting Exciting Research in Just 3 Minutes!

  Communicating science effectively requires careful messaging of key research findings in an understandable manner. On November 15th, senior toxicology graduate students and postdoc fellows shared their latest data in just 3 minutes – similar to the national 3-Minute Thesis Program. Each student and postdoc carefully crafted streamlined messages that focused on their central message. […]

Postdoc Dr. Armstrong Highlighted at NJ Drug Metabolism Meeting

On October 11, 2018, Dr. Laura Armstrong, a JGPT postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Grace Guo, presented at the 2018 Fall Symposium and Vendor Exhibition of the North Jersey Drug Metabolism Discussion Group in Somerset, NJ. The theme of the event was “Strategies for Optimizing Pharmacological, Metabolic, and Toxicological Profiles of Clinical Candidates”. […]

RATS Participate in Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning in Bioscience MiniCourse at Novartis

 Five JGPT Trainees (left to right: Alexa Murray, Dan Rizzolo, Cody Smith, Ludwik Gorczyca, Sabrina Walley) are completing a Mini-Course on Artificial Inteligence/Machine Learning in Bioscience. Rutgers faculty from the Department of Biomedical Engineering (Drs. Ioannis Androulakis, Shantenu Jha, Ilker Hacihaliloglu) in consultation with the Joint Graduate Program in Toxicology are hosting the Mini-Course at […]

JGPT Trainees Showcase Research Capabilities during Pharmacy Alumni Event

The School of Pharmacy hosted its first Lab Crawl event on Sept 14, 2018 in the laboratories of JGPT Faculty Dr. Debra Laskin and Dr. Andrew Gow. This event was well attended and provided a showcase of new research capabilities and highlights of exciting scientific findings. Trainees, faculty and staff demonstrated state-of-the-art equipment including the […]