Annual Celebration of RATS Research Accomplishments

On April 17, 2018, the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy held its 8th annual Pharmacy Research Day. Students in the Joint Graduate Program in Toxicology presented their latest research findings ranging from oncology to liver disease to reproductive toxicology. The 2-hour dynamic event featured 100 posters.    

John Szilagyi STEPs into Bioinformatics at the NIH

John Thomas Szilagyi, BS The Supplemental Training for Education Program (STEP) generously supported my attendance of Bioinformatics for Beginners, a four-day, hands-on workshop coordinated through the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The FAES is a nonprofit foundation that aims to complement the work of the NIH […]

2017-2018 Scala Scholars are Honored

    The Rutgers Association of Toxicology Students (RATS) are excited to congratulate their fellow RATS, Kate Annunziato and L. Cody Smith, Ph.D. on their selection as this year’s Scala Scholars. The Scala award, honoring Dr. Robert A. Scala, is bestowed upon top predoctoral and postdoctoral candidates for their outstanding contributions to the field of […]

Liver Meeting Research Award for Postdoctoral Fellow Laura Armstrong

Laura Armstrong, PhD received the Presidential Poster of Distinction Award from the 2017 American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. This distinction is bestowed upon the top 10% of research posters. At the Liver Meeting in Washington, DC, Laura presented her latest research investigating the ability of acute-phase proteins to protect the livers from […]

JGPT Students Sweep Awards at Regional Toxicology Meeting

The MidAtlantic Society of Toxicology (MASOT) meeting was held on Oct 17, 2017 in Edison, NJ.  Rutgers Ph.D. students won the top awards at the meeting. Kyle Saitta was selected as the 2018 awardee for the Student Achievement Award. In addition, the top poster honors were awarded to John Szilagyi (1st Place), Blessy George (2nd […]

JGPT Postdoc Fellow Dr. Ukpong Eyo is Awarded Highly Competitive NIH Career Transition Grant

This September 2017, postdoctoral fellow Dr. Ukpong Eyo was awarded a K22 Career Transition Award grant titled “Microglial P2Y12 Receptors in Normal Developmental Physiology and Seizures” from the National Institutes of Health. This grant is a follow up to his prior research with the JGPT where he investigated and showed neuroprotective roles in experimental seizures for microglia-neuron […]

Lydia Louis Named a 2018 NIH FARE Recipient

Lydia Louis, a PhD candidate in our Public Health program, was recently named a 2018 recipient of a NIH Fellows Award for Research Excellence (FARE). Lydia is a fellow in the Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch (OEEB) at the National Cancer Institute. In the OEEB, she examines the impact of occupational and non-occupational insecticide exposures […]

What can you do with a Ph.D. degree in toxicology? RATS learn about diverse career paths

On Sep 5th, the RATS hosted a dynamic Career Panel that provided an overview of multiple job sectors within toxicology. Five speakers provided highlights of their former and current positions, advice for students, and answered questions from attendees. This networking event strengthened ties of our trainees with local professionals, including JGPT alumni.   Katie Sokolowski, […]

Rutgers Pharmaceutical Research Travel Award

Alexa Murray, PhD Candidate was recently selected as a recipient of a 2017-2017 Rutgers Pharmaceutical Research Travel Award.  She attended the 2017 Gordon Conference in the Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Toxicity in Andover, NH.  Her research investigates n mustard (NM), a cytotoxic alkylating agent, which can cause acute lung injury which progresses to fibrosis. […]