Jake Lessing Participates in International Symbiosis Course in Portugal

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 […]

JGPT Graduate Student Chelsea Cary Promotes Diversity in Science

The following article by Chelsea Cary is copied from this original article. The Scientist Mentoring and Diversity Program (SMDP) is a year-long mentoring program that helps underrepresented trainees in biomedical sciences from academic backgrounds transition into the pharmaceutical or biotech industry. This program aims to increase diversity at the executive and administrative level in these […]

PhD Student Veronia Basaly Chosen For The BMS 2023-2024 Fellowship

The Graduate Research Fellowship in Toxicology from Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. supports students involved in non-clinical and in vivo toxicology research. Fourth year Ph.D. student Veronia Basaly was chosen to be the 2023-2024 recipient of this competitive fellowship. Her research focuses on studying the regulation of the nuclear receptor pregnane x receptor (PXR) functions in maintaining […]

THED High School: Guiding the Next Generation of Scientists

Coordinated by 5th year PhD candidate Joanna Woo and 4th year PhD student Talia Seymore, the Toxicology, Health, and Environmental Disease (THED) high school program was a success once again. Held at the end of July, JGPT students took on the role of instructors to help introduce these future scientists to various toxicological topics and […]

Talia Seymore Accepted into Pre-Doctoral Leadership Development Academy

Fourth year PhD student Talia Seymore from the Stapleton laboratory has been accepted into the Pre-Doctoral Leadership Development Academy (PLDA) for the upcoming 2023-2024 year. The PLDA is a competitive year-long program that one must be first nominated for by a senior leader in education, such as a program director or department chair, before submitting […]


Dr. Kimberly Wiersielis is a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Animal Sciences at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences at Rutgers University. As a scientist, Wiersielis gains great satisfaction from the liberty to conduct independent research that serves their passion for mentoring bright students who wish to pursue a career in the sciences. […]

Rutgers Hosts 2022 MASOT Meeting on Microbiome and Toxicology

  The MidAtlantic Society of Toxicology (MASOT) Meeting returned to in-person in 2022. Rutgers University hosted this year’s MASOT meeting on the intersection of the microbiome and toxicology. With a strong showing of students and postdocs, the JGPT shared their latest research. Among the top winners of the poster awards were JGPT students. 1st place – […]

Emily Stevenson is The Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics Highlighted Trainee Author, September 2022

Emily Stevenson, a JGPT predoc mentored by Dr. Andrew Gow, is the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics’ Highlighted Trainee Author for the September 2022 issue. The JPET article that earned her selection as a Highlighted Trainee Author is titled “Intratracheal Administration of Acat-1 Inhibitor K-604 Reduces Pulmonary Inflammation Following Bleomycin-induced Lung Injury” and is […]