Melissa Wilkinson, a 3rd year JGPT student in the Gow laboratory, was selected for the prestigious Washington Fellows program by the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET). The mission of the ASPET Washington Fellows Program is to advance the training of early career scientists interested in science policy in order to become more […]
Kyle Saitta (laboratory of Dr. Cheryl Dreyfus, School of Medicine) was selected to give his PhD dissertation research as a podium presentation during the 2019 Mid-Atlantic Pharmacology Society meeting at Temple University. The title of Kyle’s presentation was “The Selective Group I Metabotropic Glutamate Receptor Agonist 2-Chloro-5-hydroxyphenylglycine (CHPG) Enhances BDNF and Reverses Demyelination”. Congratulations on […]
Dr. Lauren Walker joined the JGPT as a postdoctoral fellow in the Aleksunes laboratory in 2019. As part of her appointment, Dr. Walker was named a Scala Scholar. 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. […]
Raj Shah, PhD Candidate, was recently selected as a recipient of the Pan-American Society for Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research (PASPCR) Travel Award. Raj is scheduled to give a podium presentation titled “Concurrent targeting of glutaminolysis and metabotropic glutamate receptor 1 (GRM1) reduces glutamate bioavailability in GRM1+ melanoma” during the 2019 PASPCR Annual Meeting at […]
On Sep 12, 2019, Dr. Cody Smith presented his postdoctoral research at the North Jersey Drug Metabolism Discussion Group Meeting in Somerset, NJ. Cody’s talk entitled “Bioinformatics Approach to Investigate Mechanisms of Pulmonary Toxicity” outlined his work using RNA-Seq to interrogate novel targets for the resolution of ozone-induced lung injury through modulation of lipid signaling. […]
Over the past few months, Ph.D. candidate Brittany Karas has received a number of notable research awards. At the Gordon Research Seminar and Hudson-Delaware SETAC meetings this summer, Brittany received 1st Place for her research posters. Additional awards bestowed on Brittany in 2019 include the HDSETAC Student Travel Award, Douglas E. Eveleigh Travel Award, and […]
First year student Alexis Ventoso was selected as the first recipient of 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 […]
The JGPT kicked off the new academic year by welcoming the latest class of RATS. They include Danielle Caruso, Chelsea Cary, Alexis Ventoso, Joanna Woo, Zhenning Yang, and Zakiyah Henry. This is an exciting new time in their lives as they venture into their research careers .
Students, postdocs, faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni joined together on the EOHSI lawn to celebrate the start of the new academic year. The RATS showed off the various version of their T-shirts throughout the years. Here’s to a great 2019-2020 academic year! Students, postdocs, faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni joined together on the EOHSI lawn […]
Current and former JGPT students, postdocs and faculty attended the 2019 Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Toxicity Gordon Conference in Andover, NH. The Chair of the conference, Dr. John Richburg, was a JGPT alumni and currently serves as Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. .