What can you do with a Ph.D. degree in toxicology? RATS learn about diverse career paths

On Sep 5th, the RATS hosted a dynamic Career Panel that provided an overview of multiple job sectors within toxicology. Five speakers provided highlights of their former and current positions, advice for students, and answered questions from attendees. This networking event strengthened ties of our trainees with local professionals, including JGPT alumni.   Katie Sokolowski, […]

Rutgers Pharmaceutical Research Travel Award

Alexa Murray, PhD Candidate was recently selected as a recipient of a 2017-2017 Rutgers Pharmaceutical Research Travel Award.  She attended the 2017 Gordon Conference in the Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Toxicity in Andover, NH.  Her research investigates n mustard (NM), a cytotoxic alkylating agent, which can cause acute lung injury which progresses to fibrosis. […]

PharmD/PhD Candidate Diana You Awarded the 2017-2017 Bristol-Myers Squibb Toxicology Fellowship

The Graduate Research Fellowship in Toxicology from Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. supports students involved in in vivo toxicology research. Fourth year Pharm.D/Ph.D. candidate Dahea (Diana) You was chosen to be the 2017-2018 recipient of this competitive fellowship. Her research aims to investigate the epigenetic mechanisms regulating efflux transporters and consequently protective properties at the blood-brain barrier. The Fellowship […]

Current and Former RATS attend the Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Toxicity Gordon Research Conference

From August 12-18, 2017, six current RATS (Laura Armstrong, Brian Estrella, Ludwik Gorczyca, John Szilagyi, Alexa Murray, and Justin Schumacher) presented their latest research findings at the Gordon Research Conference in Andover, NH. This year’s theme was “Advanced Investigation in Mechanistic Toxicology” and was organized by two JGPT alumni, Drs. Yanan Tian and John Richburg. […]

Ludwik Gorczyca, JGPT Student, Selected for Novartis Summer Internship

Ludwik Gorczyca, PhD candidate in the Rutgers Toxicology graduate program, interned at the department of Permeability and Transporters at the Novarits site in East Hanover. The main focus of the internship was to improve cellular models for permeability and transport assays used to test new drug candidates. During his stay, Ludwik was able to hone […]

Student Jeanine D’Errico’s Summer Internship at Bristol-Myers Squibb

This summer, second year student Jeanine D’Errico had the opportunity to intern at Bristol-Myers Squibb in the Drug Safety Evaluation department. On the Molecular-Immuno Toxicology team, she was presented with a need for a high-throughput RNA isolation procedure for serum and plasma.The objective was to automate part of their current method to cut down hands-on […]

Special Study Training for Diana You at the University of Arizona

  Diana You was awarded a Special Study Award by the Graduate School. With this award, Diana visited the laboratory of Dr. Patrick Ronaldson at University of Arizona for a 3-day training on the isolation of brain microvessels from rodents. Dr. Ronaldson’s laboratory has extensive expertise in this procedure and has utilized it as described […]

Stephanie Marco receives award to attend the 2017 Postmortem Interpretive Toxicology Course

Stephanie Marco (laboratory of Brian Buckley) was selected to receive STEP Funding from the Society of Toxicology to attend the Postmortem Interpretive Toxicology Course in June 2017. This course is offered by the Center for Forensic Science Research and Education and is held at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia, PA.  Stephanie will receive in-depth […]

JGPT Student Internship at Novartis

  This summer Allison Isola had the opportunity to join the Therapeutic Areas as a graduate student intern at Novartis. She is working on determining the potential safety risks of inhibiting specific kinases when treating cancer. During this internship she has had great opportunity to interact with Novartis scientists among the different departments, and broaden […]

Toxicology Students Showcase their Latest Findings at Research Day

On April 18, 2017, the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy held its 7th annual Pharmacy Research Day. Students in the Joint Graduate Program in Toxicology presented their latest research findings ranging from oncology to liver disease to reproductive toxicology. The 2-hour dynamic event featured over 100 posters.