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 […]
JGPT Doctoral Student and Research Fellow Melissa Wilkinson published an Op-Ed in the local Highland Park Planet. Below is an excerpt; read the full article here. We all are painfully aware of the current situation plaguing our nation: COVID-19. As weeks pass, we see the effects of the virus on our neighbors, friends, and even […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, 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. […]
With our incoming PhD graduate students, the JGPT has a lot to celebrate! Five of our incoming students have been awarded graduate fellowships to support their first year in the program. Congratulations and welcome to the JGPT!
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!
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 […]
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.