The required core curriculum during the first academic year is identical for all JGPT students. When not taking classes or studying, trainees are expected to be working in the laboratory of their rotation advisor.
- Research Rotation III – Optional
During the second year students identify a research mentor and take the remainder of their required courses.
- Qualifying Exams
Third and Subsequent Years
The third and subsequent years are devoted to primarily the student’s research activities. Students are required to take at least 2 electives (each elective 2 or more credits) during matriculation towards the Ph.D. degree. All students are required to participate in seminars all years in the program.
- Advanced Technologies in Biosciences
- Team Science – Collaborations in Biomedical Sciences
- Microbiome and Health
- Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology
- Pharmacogenomics and Precision Medicine
- Neural Injury and Repair
- Poison Management
- Communicating Science
- Genomics in Cancer Therapy
- Community Engagement in Environmental Health
- Drug-Target Interactions
- Principles and Methods of Epidemiology
- Principles of Drug Action and Targeting
- Current Concepts of Immunology
- Hormones and Their Receptors
- Genetics in Pharmacology
- Environmental Justice
- Drug Discovery and Development (taught by Bristol-Myers Squibb Scientists)
- Pharmaceutical Safety Assessment (taught by Novartis Scientists)
- Consumer Products Safety & Sustainability (taught by Colgate Palmolive Scientists)
Progress in the JGPT program is monitored using the Progress Checklist. Doctoral students must earn a minimum of 72 credits, including a minimum of 24 research credits, prior to graduation. Students must earn a grade of B or better in all required courses. The course requirements for M.S. students are similar to those for the Ph.D. student. A minimum of 24 course credits and 6 research credits are required. While the M.S. student is not required to take the written and oral qualifying examinations, he/she is required to pass a comprehensive examination, including general knowledge of Toxicology, during the defense of his/her thesis.