JGPT Student Schumacher Selected for Internship at Novartis

This summer second year PhD student, Justin Schumacher, had the opportunity to intern at Novartis in the department of Preclinical Safety.   The primary focus of the internship was to work on a project in respiratory toxicology and immunotoxicology, areas of research that correspond to Justin’s own thesis work at Rutgers. This project culminated into […]

SUPER Grad Fellowship Awarded to Talia Planas-Fontánez

SUPER Grad (Summer Pipeline to Excellence at Rutgers Graduate) is a diversity fellowship program that awards competitive first?year graduate funding to outstanding alumni of the Rutgers summer undergraduate research programs. Alumni of the RiSE (Research in Science and Engineering) at Rutgers program and partner summer programs are automatically eligible for consideration if they are admitted by a Rutgers […]

Celebration of Scala Scholars

Thea Golden, Pharm.D. and Jamie Moscovitz, B.S. were selected 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 toxicology. Robert A. Scala, MS, PhD is a preeminent toxicologist who served as Senior Scientific Advisor of Exxon […]

Students Demonstrate Their Creative Skills at the Annual Holiday Party

The graduate students of the JGPT program displayed their creativity at the annual EOHSI holiday party. The students competed in 5 teams to develop dioramas for tasty chocolate mice. Faculty and staff served as judges and had a difficult time awarding top honors. First place was awarded for “Six RATS” for their scientific amusement park-themed […]

Allison Isola Selected For Competitive Bristol-Myers Squibb Fellowship

Fifth year Ph.D. candidate Allison Isola was selected as the 2015-2016 Graduate Research Fellow in Toxicology from Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. This fellowship supports non-clinical, in vivo toxicology research. Allison is examining the relationship between aberrant expression of a G-protein coupled receptor and the production of exosomes, both of which play a role in the metastatic ability of […]

Tox Student John Szilagyi in Toxenlaces Newsletter

The Hispanic Organization of Toxicologists (HOT) is a special interest group of the Society of Toxicology. Rutgers Toxicology student John Szilagyi wrote a news article which was published in HOT’s newsletter, Toxenlaces.  John’s article focuses on New Jersey’s Superfund sites. From John’s article: Superfund is the name given to the environmental program established to address […]

2015 THED High School Summer Program

The Toxicology, Health and Environmental Disease (THED) high school summer program continues its success through the summer of 2015. JGPT students, led by Alessandro Venosa, John Szilagyi and Stephanie Marco, coordinated lessons, seminars and laboratory activities for 47 high school students over the course of two weeks. First introduced in 2013, THED continues to provide […]

Rutgers Graduate Students Sweep Awards at MidAtlantic Toxicology Meeting

The MidAtlantic Society of Toxicology (MASOT) meeting was held on Oct 13, 2015 in Edison, NJ.  Four Rutgers Ph.D. students won the top awards at the meeting. Blessy George, PharmD was selected as the 2016 awardee for the Geoffrey Hogan Memorial Award. In addition, the top poster honors were awarded to Kristin Bircsak (1st Place), […]

RATS Hold Their 2015 BBQ – a Fun Afternoon!

September 11, 2015 was not only a day to commentate the heroes of 14 years ago, but a day for celebrating the Rutgers Association of Toxicology Students (RATS) with their yearly fall semester “all are welcome” barbecue.  Fun, food, posters and networking abounded at this annual event.

Supplemental Training for Education Program Award

Jamie Moscovitz received a Supplemental Training for Education Program (STEP) Award from the Society of Toxicology to attend the Frontiers in Reproduction (FIR) Course at Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA. FIR is an intensive 6 week laboratory and lecture based course for scientists-in-training seeking a career in the Reproductive Sciences. Lectures covered topics […]