Welcome back from the RATS!

The Rutgers Association of Toxicology Students (RATS) worked hard at their annual welcome back BBQ! A poster session preceded the BBQ allowing for some of the students to show off their exciting research. Everyone was then able to relax and unwind while enjoying good company and great food!

Ludwik Gorczyca Awarded a F31 Predoctoral Fellowship from NIH/NIEHS

Ludwik Gorczyca, a Ph.D. candidate in the JGPT program, has been awarded a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award F31 grant from the NIH. This predoctoral fellowship award provides students the opportunity to obtain individualized and mentored training from leading expert faculty sponsors. Mentored training is focused on research pertaining to the missions of […]

Bristol-Myers Squibb Scientists Explain How to Bring Safe Pharmaceuticals to Market

Throughout the Fall 2018 semester, scientists from the Drug Discovery and Drug Development divisions within the pharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb teach the regulatory approval of safe medications to improve human health. Each week, students and postdocs from the toxicology and other biomedical graduate programs learn about experimental design, risk assessment, and product development through lectures […]

Incoming student Rulaiha Taylor selected for a Bridge Fellowship

In September 2018, Rulaiha was appointed as a NJ Space Grant Consortium Scholar in the Toxicology Program. Rulaiha recently completed her BS degree in Biochemistry from Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA. This great honor provides Rulaiha with financial support, tuition, and access to outstanding career development activities at Rutgers.      

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 […]

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.    

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 […]