The Graduate Research Fellowship in Toxicology from Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. supports students involved in in vivo toxicology research. Fourth year Pharm.D/Ph.D. candidate Dahea (Diana) You was chosen to be the 2017-2018 recipient of this competitive fellowship. Her research aims to investigate the epigenetic mechanisms regulating efflux transporters and consequently protective properties at the blood-brain barrier. The Fellowship […]
From August 12-18, 2017, six current RATS (Laura Armstrong, Brian Estrella, Ludwik Gorczyca, John Szilagyi, Alexa Murray, and Justin Schumacher) presented their latest research findings at the Gordon Research Conference in Andover, NH. This year’s theme was “Advanced Investigation in Mechanistic Toxicology” and was organized by two JGPT alumni, Drs. Yanan Tian and John Richburg. […]
Ludwik Gorczyca, PhD candidate in the Rutgers Toxicology graduate program, interned at the department of Permeability and Transporters at the Novarits site in East Hanover. The main focus of the internship was to improve cellular models for permeability and transport assays used to test new drug candidates. During his stay, Ludwik was able to hone […]
This summer, second year student Jeanine D’Errico had the opportunity to intern at Bristol-Myers Squibb in the Drug Safety Evaluation department. On the Molecular-Immuno Toxicology team, she was presented with a need for a high-throughput RNA isolation procedure for serum and plasma.The objective was to automate part of their current method to cut down hands-on […]
Diana You was awarded a Special Study Award by the Graduate School. With this award, Diana visited the laboratory of Dr. Patrick Ronaldson at University of Arizona for a 3-day training on the isolation of brain microvessels from rodents. Dr. Ronaldson’s laboratory has extensive expertise in this procedure and has utilized it as described […]
Stephanie Marco (laboratory of Brian Buckley) was selected to receive STEP Funding from the Society of Toxicology to attend the Postmortem Interpretive Toxicology Course in June 2017. This course is offered by the Center for Forensic Science Research and Education and is held at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia, PA. Stephanie will receive in-depth […]
This summer Allison Isola had the opportunity to join the Therapeutic Areas as a graduate student intern at Novartis. She is working on determining the potential safety risks of inhibiting specific kinases when treating cancer. During this internship she has had great opportunity to interact with Novartis scientists among the different departments, and broaden […]
On April 18, 2017, the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy held its 7th 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 over 100 posters.
In March 2017, the JGPT attended the annual Society of Toxicology meeting in Baltimore, MD. Over 15 posters were presented by JGPT trainees and numerous awards were conferred. Congratulations to this year’s awardees! Diana You SOT Sheldon D Murphy Travel Award, Mechanisms Specialty Section Gabriella Composto SOT Annual Paper of the Year Award, Dermal Toxicology […]
On March 8, predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees in the Rutgers JGPT program presented their risk assessment of ingredients for consumer products. Scientists and leaders from Colgate Palmolive evaluated the presentations and provided feedback. The rest of the afternoon was spent in the laboratory learning how to make toothpaste and hand soap.