Gina Capece Selected as the 2022-2023 Grover Scholar Fellow

First year student Gina Capece was selected for the Grover Fellowship.  This award has been established by Dr. and Mrs. Gary Grover for an incoming Ph.D. candidate within the JGPT.  Dr. Grover and his wife Janis are both alumni of Rutgers and continue to serve the university.  Dr. Grover spent 25 years in the pharmaceutic […]

Fifth year Ph.D. candidate Rulaiha was chosen to be the 2022-2023 recpient of the BMS fellowship

The Graduate Research Fellowship in Toxicology from Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. (BMS) supports students involved in non-clinical, in vivo toxicology research. Fifth year Ph.D. candidate Rulaiha E. Taylor was selected as the 2022-2023 recipient of this prestigious fellowship. Her research focuses on studying the development and progression of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) in a novel low bile acid animal […]

Dr. Lauren Walker accepted into the Janssen SODEP

Dr. Lauren Walker was recently accepted into the Janssen Scholars of Oncology Diversity Engagement Program (SODEP) as part of its inaugural 2022 mentee cohort. SODEP works to connect exceptional, diverse students and postdoctoral researchers with professional R&D scientists and leaders at Janssen. Dr. Walker will receive both research support funds and personalized career coaching from her mentors […]

Yunqi An Interns at Novartis This Summer

This summer, Yunqi An, 5th year PhD candidate in the JGPT, interned at the Novartis, East Hanover facility. Yunqi works in the lab of Dr. Jeffrey Laskin at Rutgers.  During her stay in the Cell & Gene Therapy Technical R&D department, she worked with CAR-T analytical and process development teams. She had the opportunity to […]

JGPT PhD Students Zakiyah Henry and Rulaiha Taylor were selected for the Scientist Mentoring and Diversity Program (SMDP).

 This one-year career mentoring program pairs ethnically diverse students (Baccalaureate, Master, PharmD or PhD) and early career researchers with industry mentors who work at companies in the medical technology, biotechnology and consumer healthcare industries. The 2022 SMDP Biotech training session was held in San Diego, California on June 11-16. Each day was filled with moments […]

Best Abstract Award for Dr. Zhang

JGPT postdoc Dr. Jiyang Zhang, laboratory of Dr. Shuo Xiao, received the Best Abstract Award at the 14th Oncofertility Consortium Annual Meeting. She was invited to give an oral talk to introduce her 3D mini-ovary model for the application to female fertility preservation and reproductive toxicology.

Reflections on a Career in Pharma

The JGPT hosted our 1st Lunch & Learn of the year with Dr. Gary Grover. Dr. Grover used his informal meeting with trainees to discuss his successful career in pharma, balancing competing priorities, and of course cardiovascular pharmacology. His insights were based on his own experience as well as those of many colleagues. Students and postdocs […]

JGPT Students Receive Grants from the Lipid Research Center

In November 2021, the Rutgers Center for Lipid Research awarded nine trainees with grants to further their research in lipid signaling and targeted interventions. Two of the awardees are students in the Joint Graduate Program in Toxicology – Zakiyah Henry in the laboratory of Dr. Grace Guo and Jeffrey Burns in the laboratory of Dr. […]

Rutgers Trainees Sweep MASOT Toxicology Awards at the Fall 2021 Meeting

The Fall 2021 meeting of the MidAtlantic Society of Toxicology meeting was held on Oct 8th in collaboration with the MidAtlantic Reproductive and Teratology Association. The focus of this meeting was on Advances in Reproductive Toxicology. Eleven trainees were selected for oral presentations to the two societies including 10 from Rutgers. They include Candace Longoria, Shengjie […]