The (approximately) bi-annual RATS craft exchange had its 4th session on October 21, 2021. Participant crafters included faculty members Lauren Aleksunes and Mary Bridgeman; grad students Chenghui Jiang, Maxine Abustan, Emily Stevenson, and Jackie Andres; and staff members Anita Brinker and Linda Everett. The craft exchange is organized primarily by PhD student Jackie Andres. Anyone […]
Skye and Jake made a trip to locations in upstate New York to engage with Citizen Science organizers. Here is Skye’s accounting of the experience: My postdoc plan changed radically when an international pandemic brought face-to-face, community-engaged research to a halt making the environmental justice fieldwork that drives me impossible. As the country started to […]
Gwyndolin Vail discusses their transgender journey in Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s Fall 2021 issue of Healthy Together. See the full story on page 4. Dr. Vail, who earned their PhD in 2020, is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at Rutgers University in the Department of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Neuroscience. They are interested in the interplay of […]
Dr. Cody Smith was recently awarded a K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Grant from the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences to facilitate his transition from his mentored research position to an independent faculty position. He will be studying how estrogen receptor signaling regulates macrophage activity and lung injury and inflammation in response to inhaled ozone. […]
The JGPT students and postdocs hosted a Pizza & Paint night with the SURF interns. This fun event provided the opportunity for networking and discussions of career paths including graduate education.
A new tradition for the JGPT is here – ice cream truck visits to the EOHSI Institute. With hot summer days and experiments piling up, what is better than stepping out and reconnecting with colleagues over an ice crream cone? Thank you Mr. Softee!
JGPT PhD Candidates Ayeshia Morris (lab of Dr. Ron Hart) and Jennifer Schaefer (lab of Dr. Andy Babwah) were selected for highly competitive feature speaker talks at the Smile with Science Symposium hosted by Colgate-Palmolive. Ayeshia’s seminar was entitled “The Synergistic Effects of Environmental and Genetic Contributions to Alzheimer Disease Pathology” and Jennifer’s presentation covered “GPR83 […]
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 […]
Ayeshia Morris, PhD Candidate in the laboratory of Dr. Ron Hart was selected as an invited speaker at the Johnson and Johnson Open House. Her talk was entitled “Synergistic Induction of AD Pathology by APOE and DDT/DDE”. This was a virtual event that was broken down into 3 days. Each day covered informative presentations about the […]