Invited Speaker Highlights Roles for Paternal RNAs in Reproduction

The RATS invited Dr. Oliver Rando (Professor, Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, University of Massachusetts Medical School) to present his research on the “Effects of Paternal Environments on the Next Generation in Mammals”.  Dr. Rando shared the latest and exciting epigenetic research from his laboratory. Attendees heard a compelling story about changes in the […]

Dr. Doug Learn Provides the Graduate Students Insight into CROs: Drug Discovery and Development

In a seminar held for the JGPT graduate and post-doctoral students, Dr. Learn explored the role of the CRO in the drug discovery, development and safety assessment industry. Contract Research Organizations (CRO) have become more of a development partner with pharmaceutical and consumer care industries when providing services and support in drug development. The students […]

Gabriella Wahler Mixes it up at Columbia University

This summer I was able to attend a two-day intensive Environmental Mixtures Workshop at Columbia University thanks to the Supplemental Training for Education Program (STEP). The Mixtures Workshop was hosted by Columbia University’s Department of Environmental Health and Sciences in the Mailman School of Public Health with additional support from the Society of Toxicology (SOT). […]

New Students in the Toxicology Program

    We are excited to introduce our new students in the JGPT. Welcome! Top Row (left to right): Yunqi, Jaclynn, Emily, Alyssa Bottom Row (Left to right): Danielle, Maxine, Jeff, Rulaitha

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 […]