Rulaiha Taylor, PhD Candidate in the laboratory of Dr. Grace Guo, was selected as the recipient of the 2021 Paul Robeson Renaissance Award. This prestigious award is given in honor of Paul Robeson, distinguished alumni, accomplished scholar, athlete, actor, singer, global activist and quintessential 20th century Renaissance man. The recipient of this award shall possess […]
The bi-annual RATS craft exchange is a new tradition that began in January 2020, just before the COVID pandemic hit. The second craft exchange was held in July 2020, outdoors with masks and social distancing. The most recent event was held on February 5th over Zoom, with everyone dropping off and picking up their gifts […]
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 […]
On January 22nd, the Tox program hosted its second virtual card making night under the guidance of Dr. Lauren Aleskunes making Valentines! With 18 participants, we made 3 types of cards from flower hearts, to watercolor, to shaker cards. As COVID continues to limit personal interactions, the making and sending of these cards brings connections and […]
Due to the pandemic, the Mid-Atlantic regional chapter of the Society of Toxicology (MASOT) hosted its annual meeting online with key scientific focus on Computational Toxicology. Numerous Rutgers trainees were involved in the planning of the event including graduate student representative Danielle Kozlosky and postdoctoral representative Dr. Cody Smith. In addition, Jeanine D’Errico and recent […]
In January 2021, the Joint Graudate Program in Toxicology (JGPT) hosted a 2-week bootcamp on Risk Assessment coordinated by Dr. Marie Fortin (JGPT Faculty and Jazz Pharamceuticals). Instructors included Drs. Kristian Fried (Integral Consulting Inc), Ila Cote (Univ. Colorado and Risk Sciences International) and Virunya Bhat (ToxStrategies, Inc). Topics included risk analysis, systematic review, weight […]
On December 11th, the Tox program hosted its first virtual card making night under the guidance of Dr. Lauren Aleskunes! Dr. Aleksunes lead the group in the creation of 3 different types of holiday cards from scratch. The group enjoyed virtually connecting over crafts and laughter. Be on the lookout for future events like this!
On December 4, 2020, Dr. Esther Haugabrooks from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine gave an overview of the contemporary approaches to reduce animal usage in toxicology testing. These included in vitro, in silico and in chemico methods and the use of adverse outcome pathways. Her seminar also discussed the necessary steps for validation […]