Vik Meadows, Ph.D. has been selected as an INSPIRE Postdoctoral Fellow for the 2022 cohort

The INSPIRE Postdoctoral Program at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School is sponsored by NIH-IRACDA and provides funding for up to three years of mentored research experience at Rutgers and training in educational methods including mentored teaching at nearby minority serving institutions. Her research, under the mentorship of Dr. Grace Guo, will focus on understanding […]

Emily Stevenson is The Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics Highlighted Trainee Author, September 2022

Emily Stevenson, a JGPT predoc mentored by Dr. Andrew Gow, is the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics’ Highlighted Trainee Author for the September 2022 issue. The JPET article that earned her selection as a Highlighted Trainee Author is titled “Intratracheal Administration of Acat-1 Inhibitor K-604 Reduces Pulmonary Inflammation Following Bleomycin-induced Lung Injury” and is […]

Jake Lessing awarded F30 grant from NICHD

Jake Lessing, an MD/PhD candidate in the JGPT, has been awarded a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award F30 grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Development. F30 fellowship awards are designed to develop promising MD/PhD predoctoral students into productive, independent physician-scientists through mentored research training at the bench […]

Gina Capece Selected as the 2022-2023 Grover Scholar Fellow

First year student Gina Capece was selected for the Grover Fellowship.  This award has been established by Dr. and Mrs. Gary Grover for an incoming Ph.D. candidate within the JGPT.  Dr. Grover and his wife Janis are both alumni of Rutgers and continue to serve the university.  Dr. Grover spent 25 years in the pharmaceutic […]

Fifth year Ph.D. candidate Rulaiha was chosen to be the 2022-2023 recpient of the BMS fellowship

The Graduate Research Fellowship in Toxicology from Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. (BMS) supports students involved in non-clinical, in vivo toxicology research. Fifth year Ph.D. candidate Rulaiha E. Taylor was selected as the 2022-2023 recipient of this prestigious fellowship. Her research focuses on studying the development and progression of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) in a novel low bile acid animal […]

RATs attend 15th Annual CounterAct Network Research Symposium

JGPT Ph.D. student Alyssa Bellomo and Pharm.D./Ph.D. students Chenghui Jiang and Kevin Ozkuyumcu attended the national CounterAct conference in New Orleans, LA on June 21st-23rd. This conference focuses on developing medical countermeasures for chemical weapons. All students presented posters centering on the toxic effects of mustard vesicants within the skin and the lung.  Alyssa was […]

Dr. Lauren Walker accepted into the Janssen SODEP

Dr. Lauren Walker was recently accepted into the Janssen Scholars of Oncology Diversity Engagement Program (SODEP) as part of its inaugural 2022 mentee cohort. SODEP works to connect exceptional, diverse students and postdoctoral researchers with professional R&D scientists and leaders at Janssen. Dr. Walker will receive both research support funds and personalized career coaching from her mentors […]

Collaborative Research in Italy with Cody Smith and Jacklynn Meshanni

JGPT graduate student, Jaclynn Meshanni and postdoc, Cody Smith, both members of Dr. Debra Laskin’s laboratory, participated in an international training program funded by an International Collaborative Research Grant supported by Rutgers Global. The purpose of this global research grant between Dr. Laskin and Dr. Rita Businaro, a professor in the Department of Medical-Surgical Sciences […]

Yunqi An Interns at Novartis This Summer

This summer, Yunqi An, 5th year PhD candidate in the JGPT, interned at the Novartis, East Hanover facility. Yunqi works in the lab of Dr. Jeffrey Laskin at Rutgers.  During her stay in the Cell & Gene Therapy Technical R&D department, she worked with CAR-T analytical and process development teams. She had the opportunity to […]

JGPT PhD Students Zakiyah Henry and Rulaiha Taylor were selected for the Scientist Mentoring and Diversity Program (SMDP).

 This one-year career mentoring program pairs ethnically diverse students (Baccalaureate, Master, PharmD or PhD) and early career researchers with industry mentors who work at companies in the medical technology, biotechnology and consumer healthcare industries. The 2022 SMDP Biotech training session was held in San Diego, California on June 11-16. Each day was filled with moments […]