Dr. Kimberly Wiersielis is a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Animal Sciences at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences at Rutgers University. As a scientist, Wiersielis gains great satisfaction from the liberty to conduct independent research that serves their passion for mentoring bright students who wish to pursue a career in the sciences. […]

JGPT Alum Cody Smith Joins UCONN Faculty

Dr. L. Cody Smith has been named an assistant professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the College of Pharmacy at UConn. “I am excited to join the faculty in the School of Pharmacy to increase the translational potential of my research by forging new collaborations with investigators developing novel therapeutics that may mitigate […]

Rutgers Hosts 2022 MASOT Meeting on Microbiome and Toxicology

  The MidAtlantic Society of Toxicology (MASOT) Meeting returned to in-person in 2022. Rutgers University hosted this year’s MASOT meeting on the intersection of the microbiome and toxicology. With a strong showing of students and postdocs, the JGPT shared their latest research. Among the top winners of the poster awards were JGPT students. 1st place – […]

Vik Meadows, Ph.D. has been selected as an INSPIRE Postdoctoral Fellow for the 2022 cohort

The INSPIRE Postdoctoral Program at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School is sponsored by NIH-IRACDA and provides funding for up to three years of mentored research experience at Rutgers and training in educational methods including mentored teaching at nearby minority serving institutions. Her research, under the mentorship of Dr. Grace Guo, will focus on understanding […]

Emily Stevenson is The Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics Highlighted Trainee Author, September 2022

Emily Stevenson, a JGPT predoc mentored by Dr. Andrew Gow, is the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics’ Highlighted Trainee Author for the September 2022 issue. The JPET article that earned her selection as a Highlighted Trainee Author is titled “Intratracheal Administration of Acat-1 Inhibitor K-604 Reduces Pulmonary Inflammation Following Bleomycin-induced Lung Injury” and is […]

Jake Lessing awarded F30 grant from NICHD

Jake Lessing, an MD/PhD candidate in the JGPT, has been awarded a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award F30 grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Development. F30 fellowship awards are designed to develop promising MD/PhD predoctoral students into productive, independent physician-scientists through mentored research training at the bench […]

Gina Capece Selected as the 2022-2023 Grover Scholar Fellow

First year student Gina Capece was selected for 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 years in the pharmaceutic […]

Fifth year Ph.D. candidate Rulaiha was chosen to be the 2022-2023 recpient of the BMS fellowship

The Graduate Research Fellowship in Toxicology from Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. (BMS) supports students involved in non-clinical, in vivo toxicology research. Fifth year Ph.D. candidate Rulaiha E. Taylor was selected as the 2022-2023 recipient of this prestigious fellowship. Her research focuses on studying the development and progression of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) in a novel low bile acid animal […]

RATs attend 15th Annual CounterAct Network Research Symposium

JGPT Ph.D. student Alyssa Bellomo and Pharm.D./Ph.D. students Chenghui Jiang and Kevin Ozkuyumcu attended the national CounterAct conference in New Orleans, LA on June 21st-23rd. This conference focuses on developing medical countermeasures for chemical weapons. All students presented posters centering on the toxic effects of mustard vesicants within the skin and the lung.  Alyssa was […]