JGPT Trainees Run SURF Fellowship Program Online

With laboratories closed for research, JGPT students and postdocs moved their instruction in the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program online for 6 weeks. Postdocs Cody Smith and Lauren Walker and PhD students Zakiyah Henry, Maxine Abustan, Alyssa Bellomo, and Jackie Andres hosted a variety of lectures and activities ranging from lead testing in drinking […]

Starting the New Academic Year During a Pandemic

We welcomed 8 new PhD students into the toxicology graduate program. Our orientation took a new approach this year with social distancing and masks. Nonetheless, we were excited to see everyone in person. Our new RATS President Melissa Wilkinson gave an overview of the fun activities planned for this year. A pandemic will not prevent […]

Melissa Wilkinson Selected for 2020-2021 Eagleton Graduate Fellows Class

Melissa Wilkinson, a fourth year JGPT student in the Gow laboratory, was selected as a 2020-2021 Eagleton Graduate Fellow through the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University. This is an interdisciplinary program open to graduate students in all Rutgers schools and disciplines who would like to further an interest in American politics and government. […]

Shatkin Award to Dan Rizzolo, Toxicology PhD Student

Daniel Rizzolo, PhD student in Toxicology, has been selected as recipient of the 2020-21 Shatkin scholarship. The scholarship is named after Aaron Shatkin, who was the founding director of the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine (CABM). Congratulations Dan!

Scala Scholar Recipients for 2020

  Dr. Jaclyn Skye Kelty and Dr. Cassandra Meakin joined the JGPT as postdoctoral fellows in 2020. Mr. Jeremy Lessing began his Ph.D. studies as part of the M.D./Ph.D. program. Dr. Kelty is co-mentored by Drs. Andrew Gow and Debra Laskin. Dr. Meakin is working with Drs. Lauren Aleksunes and Emily Barrett. Mr. Lessing is […]

JGPT Family Supporting First Responders

We are grateful for the generous donation from Janis Grover and Vicenzi USA Inc for their donation of cookies for first responders at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Our Toxicology students and postdocs were excited to participate in the celebration of this generous philanthropy.

RBHS-IDEA Innovation Grant Awarded

Skye Kelty was awarded the RBHS-IDEA Innovation Grant for her project “Tools for intentional integrity, diversity, and equity in community research”. Community research joins professionally trained researchers and broader community members to answer questions that are important to the community. Service learning, community-based participatory research (CBPR), and citizen science are examples of community research strategies. The […]

Michael Campbell Selected as the Inaugural Grover Fellow

First year student Michael Campbell was selected as the first recipient of 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 […]