RATs attend 15th Annual CounterAct Network Research Symposium

JGPT Ph.D. student Alyssa Bellomo and Pharm.D./Ph.D. students Chenghui Jiang and Kevin Ozkuyumcu attended the national CounterAct conference in New Orleans, LA on June 21st-23rd. This conference focuses on developing medical countermeasures for chemical weapons. All students presented posters centering on the toxic effects of mustard vesicants within the skin and the lung.  Alyssa was […]

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 […]

Collaborative Research in Italy with Cody Smith and Jacklynn Meshanni

JGPT graduate student, Jaclynn Meshanni and postdoc, Cody Smith, both members of Dr. Debra Laskin’s laboratory, participated in an international training program funded by an International Collaborative Research Grant supported by Rutgers Global. The purpose of this global research grant between Dr. Laskin and Dr. Rita Businaro, a professor in the Department of Medical-Surgical Sciences […]

The RATS Have a Field Day!

Through the organization of RAT Chelsea Cary, the RATS had their first field day on May 9th, 2022. Filled with PPE races, egg tosses, and balloon fights the JGPT students exercised their way through finals!

Recruitment Goes Virtual in 2021

With the COVID-19 pandemic ongoing, the JGPT pivoted and held its recruitment and campus visits on Zoom. The RATS made welcome messages to help students familiarize themselves with the many research topics pursued within the JGPT. Likewise, new videos highlighted the technical capabilities possible at Rutgers, often overseen by JGPT faculty members. Current students and applicants met with […]

RATS Virtual Paint Night

On Wednesday October 7th, the RATs hosted their first virtual event of the year! Joined by over 15 graduate students, they spent 2hrs reconnecting and celebrating the end of the first round of fall exams! Paint supplies were supplied for all who were interested and they spent the time painting and chatting. Be on the […]

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. […]

Postdoc Cody Smith Presents his Recent Toxicology Research to the NJ Drug Metabolism Discussion Group

On Sep 12, 2019, Dr. Cody Smith presented his postdoctoral research at the North Jersey Drug Metabolism Discussion Group Meeting in Somerset, NJ. Cody’s talk entitled “Bioinformatics Approach to Investigate Mechanisms of Pulmonary Toxicity” outlined his work using RNA-Seq to interrogate novel targets for the resolution of ozone-induced lung injury through modulation of lipid signaling. […]

RATS Toxicity Challenge at Rutgers Day

 On Saturday April 27, 2019, the RATS embarked upon Cook Campus to welcome the NJ community to Rutgers as part of Rutgers Day. People were able to take selfies next to our famous RATS picture as well as play a game matching toxicants with target organs. Everyone learned a bit about physiology and toxicology while […]

2019 Society of Toxicology meeting in Baltimore, MD

My project was looking at the effects of a nitrated fatty acid, OANO2, on belomycin induced lung injury. We used several techniques such as flow cytometry and single cell westerns to see if injury was reduced when the compound was given and to look at changes in macrophage populations. Overall we saw a reduction in […]