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, 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 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 […]
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 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 […]
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, […]
Congratulations to Kyle Saitta from Dr. Cheryl Dreyfus’ laboratory. He received one of two poster awards at the Regional Academic Drug Discovery Day held at Princeton University. For his outstanding research, Kyle was invited to provide a podium presentation of his findings.
Students, postdocs, staff and faculty joined together to celebrate Halloween with a potluck lunch. Everyone enjoyed a video of Dr. Ned Heindel describing the haunted Hexenkopf Rock on his property in Pennsylvania.
Congratulations to our RATS who won awards at the MidAtlantic Society of Toxicology Meeting on Thursday October 31, 2019. This year’s theme was Immuno-Oncology Toxicities. MASOT Student Achievement Award – Alexa Murray (D Laskin Lab) 1st Place Poster Award – Ludwik Gorczyca (L Aleksunes Lab) 2nd Place Poster Award – Emily Parchuke (A Gow Lab) 3rd Place Poster […]
On Oct 25th, JGPT students attended the “What’s in Our Drinking Water?” event in at the Rutgers Law School in Newark, NJ. Other participants included community activists and NJ policy makers along with academic and government scientists. The keynote address was given by Robert Bilott, Esq regarding litigation over ‘forever chemicals’ in our environment.