Dan Rizzolo, a Ph.D. candidate has been awarded a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award F31 grant

Dan Rizzolo, a Ph.D. candidate in the JGPT, has been awarded a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award F31 grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.  F31 fellowship awards are designed to develop promising predoctoral students into productive, independent research scientists through mentored research training.  Dan is investigating the […]

Fifth year Ph.D. candidate Talia Planas-Fontanes was chosen to be the 2019-2020 recpient of the BMS fellowship

The Graduate Research Fellowship in Toxicology from Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. supports students involved in non-clinical, in vivo toxicology research. Fifth year Ph.D. candidate Talia M. Planas-Fontanez was chosen to be the 2019-2020 recipient of this competitive fellowship. Her research focuses on examine the effects of a small molecule and an agonist of the metabotropic glutamate receptors, 2-chloro-5-hydroxyphenylglycine […]

Cody Smith was recently awarded a F32 NIH NRSA fellowship from NIEHS

Cody Smith was recently awarded a F32 NIH NRSA fellowship from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to support his postdoctoral research investigating the role of macrophage subpopulations in chemical-induced lung injury and repair. Specifically, he will be investigating the role of PPARγ, a ligand-dependent transcription factor, in regulating anti-inflammatory macrophage phenotype and promoting […]

Former and Current JGPT Trainees, Faculty and Staff Celebrate Dr. Robert Snyder

On November 6, 2019, former and current JGPT students, postdocs, faculty and staff celebrated the life and career of Dr. Robert Snyder with his wife Hariett and children. Dr. Snyder was the first Director of the JGPT and PI on the program’s long-standing NIEHS T32 training grant. Wonderful tributes were provided by Dean John Colaizzi, […]

Halloween Party in EOHSI

Students, postdocs, staff and faculty joined together to celebrate Halloween with a potluck lunch. Everyone enjoyed a video of Dr. Ned Heindel describing the haunted Hexenkopf Rock on his property in Pennsylvania.  

Successful regional toxicology meeting for JGPT trainees

Congratulations to our RATS who won awards at the MidAtlantic Society of Toxicology Meeting on Thursday October 31, 2019. This year’s theme was Immuno-Oncology Toxicities. MASOT Student Achievement Award – Alexa Murray (D Laskin Lab) 1st Place Poster Award – Ludwik Gorczyca (L Aleksunes Lab) 2nd Place Poster Award – Emily Parchuke (A Gow Lab) 3rd Place Poster […]

What’s in NJ drinking water? RATS head to Newark to find out

On Oct 25th, JGPT students attended the “What’s in Our Drinking Water?” event in at the Rutgers Law School in Newark, NJ. Other participants included community activists and NJ policy makers along with academic and government scientists. The keynote address was given by Robert Bilott, Esq regarding litigation over ‘forever chemicals’ in our environment.  

Writing Your Toxicology News Headline

On Oct 24th, JGPT students and postdocs partnered with industry partners from Bristol-Myers Squibb, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, and Colgate-Palmolive, including many JGPT alumni, to flex their skills in effectively communicating toxicological sciences. Drs. Janet Alder and Nick Ponzio lead the workshop which included hands-on activities to refine communication skills in small groups. This was a great […]

Professional Grant Development Workshop

I recently had the opportunity to attend the two-day Professional Grant Development Workshop taught by The Grant Training Center offered through Rutgers. The Grant Training Center’s objective is to provide researchers with high-quality tools and methods to find, apply for, win, and manage federal, foundation, and corporate funding. This comprehensive workshop trained attendees on topics […]