On October 3, toxicology predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees presented research posters at the 15th Annual Pioneers in Endocrinology Workshop. This year’s theme was early-life stress and the endocrine system. The keynote speakers were Dr. Michael Meaney (McGill University) and Dr. Tallie Baram (University of California, Irvine). More about the session is available online: https://endocrine.rutgers.edu/pioneers/
The RATS were awarded GSO of the Year for excelling at creating an inclusive community that supports its graduate students. As president of the organization for the 2022 – 2023 year, Zakiyah Henry has also been awarded the Excellence in Graduate Leadership Award for her role in guiding the RATS to this achievement. Congratulations!
Joanna Woo, a graduate student in the JGPT, was accepted as a cohort member for the Frontiers in Stem Cells & Regeneration (SCARE) advanced research training course offered by the Marine Biological Laboratory. The purpose of SCARE is to provide a complete overview of stem cell biology and mechanisms of regeneration through exploring their therapeutic […]
The Joint Graduate Program in Toxicology hosted Dr. Stéphane Milano from Product Safety Labs where he serves as a Chief Scientific Officer. Dr. Milano has over 25 years in both industry and contract research organizations. During his Lunch & Learn, Dr. Milano de-mystified the ins and outs of working in this toxicology sector. Students and […]
Faculty, students, and industry partners joined the RATS at the annual Welcome Back BBQ on September 15th, 2023. Guests enjoyed freshly grilled food, ice cold beverages, and friendly conversations.
If there’s one thing PhD students need to do, it’s writing. But if there’s one thing PhD students procrastinate, it’s writing! To combat deadlines, the RATS started a Writing Accountability Group (WAG). Meeting every Friday for 2 hours, members must declare their goal for the session, in addition to their goals for the week, and […]
Dr. Gary Grover and Janis Grover are proud supporters of the JGPT and have awarded the 2023 Grover Scholar fellowship to 1st year PhD student Taina Moore and 3rd year PhD student Brianna Ames. Taina is an alumnus of Tuskegee University in Alabama and is currently rotating in the lab of Dr. Emily Barrett. Brianna […]
1st year PhD student Kevin Ozkuyumcu was recently chosen to be a Team Lead for the highly selective NJ Governor’s STEM Scholar Program. Over the course of the academic year, Kevin will be tasked to lead a team of brilliant high school scholars to determine a STEM-driven, local community solution for a problem facing the […]
Kevin was recently awarded one of four CounterACT Trainee research awards for the 16th Annual CounterACT Network Research Symposium. The symposium took place at the NIH Campus in Bethesda, MD, where Kevin presented his work entitled: Sulfur Mustard Induces Structural Changes in the Dermis of Gottingen Minipig Skin.
Toxicology MD/PhD student Jake Lessing, a member of Dr. Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello’s laboratory, participated in a fully-funded PhD Summer School hosted by SymbNET at the Gulbenkian Science Institute in Oeiras, Portugal. Jake joined 34 other international PhD students and 25 faculty members for this 2-week long summer school to explore host-microbial symbioses across the tree […]