New Students in the Toxicology Program

    We are excited to introduce our new students in the JGPT. Welcome! Top Row (left to right): Yunqi, Jaclynn, Emily, Alyssa Bottom Row (Left to right): Danielle, Maxine, Jeff, Rulaitha

Ludwik Gorczyca Awarded a F31 Predoctoral Fellowship from NIH/NIEHS

Ludwik Gorczyca, a Ph.D. candidate in the JGPT program, has been awarded a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award F31 grant from the NIH. This predoctoral fellowship award provides students the opportunity to obtain individualized and mentored training from leading expert faculty sponsors. Mentored training is focused on research pertaining to the missions of […]

Bristol-Myers Squibb Scientists Explain How to Bring Safe Pharmaceuticals to Market

Throughout the Fall 2018 semester, scientists from the Drug Discovery and Drug Development divisions within the pharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb teach the regulatory approval of safe medications to improve human health. Each week, students and postdocs from the toxicology and other biomedical graduate programs learn about experimental design, risk assessment, and product development through lectures […]

Incoming student Rulaiha Taylor selected for a Bridge Fellowship

In September 2018, Rulaiha was appointed as a NJ Space Grant Consortium Scholar in the Toxicology Program. Rulaiha recently completed her BS degree in Biochemistry from Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA. This great honor provides Rulaiha with financial support, tuition, and access to outstanding career development activities at Rutgers.      

Robert Cerchio, JGPT Student selected for BMS Summer Internship

During the 2018 summer, 3rd year Masters student Robert Cerchio received the opportunity to intern for Drug Safety Evaluation at Bristol-Myers Squibb in New Brunswick, NJ. Working with the Department of Genetic Toxicology, he established the flow cytometric in vitro micronucleus assay in human lymphoblastoid TK6 cells and evaluated genotoxic potential for 10 drug candidates […]

BMS Graduate Research Fellowship in Toxicology

The Graduate Research Fellowship in Toxicology from Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. supports students involved in pre-clinical, in vivo toxicology research. Fourth year Ph.D. candidate Raj Shah was chosen to be the 2018-2019 recipient of this competitive fellowship. Raj will perform research under the guidance and mentorship of Dr. Suzie Chen to investigate the relationship between glutamatergic signaling cascades […]

Biostatistics Workshop: Improving Toxicology Study Design and Evaluation

On May 18th, the JGPT held a 3-hour bootcamp on biostatistics. Building upon prior coursework, Dr. Amy Kohtz provided case studies and a host of tools for students to analyze their toxicology data. As students advance in their thesis projects, sound statistical analysis plans will be needed to ensure rigor and reproducibility of data.

Annual Celebration of RATS Research Accomplishments

On April 17, 2018, the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy held its 8th annual Pharmacy Research Day. Students in the Joint Graduate Program in Toxicology presented their latest research findings ranging from oncology to liver disease to reproductive toxicology. The 2-hour dynamic event featured 100 posters.    

John Szilagyi STEPs into Bioinformatics at the NIH

John Thomas Szilagyi, BS The Supplemental Training for Education Program (STEP) generously supported my attendance of Bioinformatics for Beginners, a four-day, hands-on workshop coordinated through the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The FAES is a nonprofit foundation that aims to complement the work of the NIH […]

RATS Win Big at National Toxicology Meeting!

Description:  RATS Students and Postdocs received multiple honors and awards at the 2018 Society of Toxicology Meeting. Recognitions included poster competitions, travel awards, and publication honors. In addition, a number of RATS were elected to hold leadership roles as student and postdoctoral representatives for the 2018-2018 year. Congrats to all!   Front row (Left to […]