Robert Cerchio, JGPT Student selected for BMS Summer Internship

During the 2018 summer, 3rd year Masters student Robert Cerchio received the opportunity to intern for Drug Safety Evaluation at Bristol-Myers Squibb in New Brunswick, NJ. Working with the Department of Genetic Toxicology, he established the flow cytometric in vitro micronucleus assay in human lymphoblastoid TK6 cells and evaluated genotoxic potential for 10 drug candidates […]

BMS Graduate Research Fellowship in Toxicology

The Graduate Research Fellowship in Toxicology from Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. supports students involved in pre-clinical, in vivo toxicology research. Fourth year Ph.D. candidate Raj Shah was chosen to be the 2018-2019 recipient of this competitive fellowship. Raj will perform research under the guidance and mentorship of Dr. Suzie Chen to investigate the relationship between glutamatergic signaling cascades […]

Biostatistics Workshop: Improving Toxicology Study Design and Evaluation

On May 18th, the JGPT held a 3-hour bootcamp on biostatistics. Building upon prior coursework, Dr. Amy Kohtz provided case studies and a host of tools for students to analyze their toxicology data. As students advance in their thesis projects, sound statistical analysis plans will be needed to ensure rigor and reproducibility of data.

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 […]

RATS Win Big at National Toxicology Meeting!

Description:  RATS Students and Postdocs received multiple honors and awards at the 2018 Society of Toxicology Meeting. Recognitions included poster competitions, travel awards, and publication honors. In addition, a number of RATS were elected to hold leadership roles as student and postdoctoral representatives for the 2018-2018 year. Congrats to all!   Front row (Left to […]

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 […]