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 […]

Lauren Walker, Postdoc, Featured in SOT Science Communication Webinar

On September 22, 2020, the Society of Toxicology’s Postdoctoral Association hosted a webinar as part of their Career Development Webinar Series entitled, “Communicating Science in the Misinformation Age: Strategies for Early Career Scientists.” Lauren Walker, PhD, Alison Bernstein, PhD (Michigan State University), and Andrea Hindman, PhD (AAAS Fellow, Department of Defense) shared their diverse experiences […]

BMS Graduate Research Fellowship Awarded to Melissa Wilkinson

  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 Melissa Wilkinson was chosen to be the 2020-2021 recipient of this competitive fellowship. Melissa with perform research under the guidance and mentorship of Dr. Andrew Gow to investigate the use of […]