Risk Assessment Projects Presented at Colgate-Palmolive

In March 2020, JGPT students and postdocs were invited by Dr. Dan Bagley and colleagues at Colgate-Palmolive to present their risk assessment projects as part of the Consumer Product Safety and Sustainability course. After completing their presentations, trainees learned how to make toothpaste.

New NIH CTSA Grant Offers Postdoc Training

In March 2019, Dr. Rey Panettieri, a JGPT faculty member, was awarded a $29 million NIH grant to enhance clinical and translational research opportunities within NJ as part of the New Jersey Alliance for Clinical and Translational Science (NJ ACTS). The grant will allow Rutgers and its partners to train the future translational science workforce; […]

Risk Assessment Using Computational Toxicology

Along with EOHSI, the toxicology and exposure science graduate programs hosted a 1-day workshop on “High Throughput Computational Methods in Chemical Risk Assessment” in collaboration with Exxon Mobil. Speakers included Dr. John Wambaugh from the US EPA, Rutgers scientist Dr. Hao Zhu, and Exxon Mobil scientists Drs. Fabian Grimm and Hua Qian. Over 50 scientists […]

JGPT Alumni Return with Advice for Trainees

On Jan 16, 2020, JGPT alumni provided an overview of multiple job sectors within toxicology. Four speakers provided highlights of their former and current positions, advice for students, and answered questions from attendees. Dr. Brian Wall, Research Scientist, Colgate-Palmolive Company Dr. Allison Isola, Advanced Toxicologist, Exxonmobil Biomedical Sciences, Inc Dr. Jedd Hillegass, Senior Research Investigator, […]

Ring in the Holidays with the RATS

The RATS held their annual holiday party with festive cheer and a holiday sweater contest. The celebration was complete with a white elephant gift exchange and dinner and laughs among students, postdocs, and faculty. The RATS had many great accomplishments to celebrate in 2019!

Melissa Wilkinson Selected for Rutgers Global Health Institute Student Council

Melissa Wilkinson, a Ph.D. student in the JGPT, was selected as an inaugural member of the Rutgers Global Health Institute Student Council. The council is comprised of approximately 50 members from the undergraduate and graduate level, representing each of the schools at Rutgers. The goals of the Rutgers Global Health Institute Student Council are to […]

Dan Rizzolo, a Ph.D. candidate has been awarded a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award F31 grant

Dan Rizzolo, a Ph.D. candidate in the JGPT, has been awarded a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award F31 grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.  F31 fellowship awards are designed to develop promising predoctoral students into productive, independent research scientists through mentored research training.  Dan is investigating the […]

Fifth year Ph.D. candidate Talia Planas-Fontanes was chosen to be the 2019-2020 recpient of the BMS fellowship

The Graduate Research Fellowship in Toxicology from Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. supports students involved in non-clinical, in vivo toxicology research. Fifth year Ph.D. candidate Talia M. Planas-Fontanez was chosen to be the 2019-2020 recipient of this competitive fellowship. Her research focuses on examine the effects of a small molecule and an agonist of the metabotropic glutamate receptors, 2-chloro-5-hydroxyphenylglycine […]

Cody Smith was recently awarded a F32 NIH NRSA fellowship from NIEHS

Cody Smith was recently awarded a F32 NIH NRSA fellowship from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to support his postdoctoral research investigating the role of macrophage subpopulations in chemical-induced lung injury and repair. Specifically, he will be investigating the role of PPARγ, a ligand-dependent transcription factor, in regulating anti-inflammatory macrophage phenotype and promoting […]

Former and Current JGPT Trainees, Faculty and Staff Celebrate Dr. Robert Snyder

On November 6, 2019, former and current JGPT students, postdocs, faculty and staff celebrated the life and career of Dr. Robert Snyder with his wife Hariett and children. Dr. Snyder was the first Director of the JGPT and PI on the program’s long-standing NIEHS T32 training grant. Wonderful tributes were provided by Dean John Colaizzi, […]