JGPT PhD student, Sabrina Walley, was elected as the Executive Vice President of the Rutgers Graduate Student Association (GSA). The GSA represents graduate student concerns to the Rutgers University community. Congratulations Sabrina!
Allison Isola received a Gallo Award at the 2016 Annual Retreat on Cancer Research in NJ. On May 26th, she presented her project entitled “Glutamate release inhibitor reduces exosome release in metabotropic glutamate receptor 1 (GRM1) expressing melanoma” as a podium presentation. Blessy George and Raj Shah also presented their latest data as posters during […]
The 2016 Society of Toxicology (SOT) meeting was held in New Orleans, LA. JGPT faculty and students received a number of awards and honors. Dr. Ken Reuhl, former JGPT Director, was honored with the Education Award and Dr. Lauren Aleksunes, current JGPT Director, was received the Achievement Award. Dr. Mike Gallo was selected as the […]
Ron Udasin, Ph.D. ’15, was recently honored as a Fulbright Scholar. This prestigious program allows the educational exchange of scientists between the U.S. and other countries. This award will be used to support Ron’s postdoctoral studies at Technion-Israel Institute of Technology under the direction of the Nobel Laureate Dr. Aaron Ciechanover.
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 (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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]