Raj Shah honored for excellent melanoma research

Raj Shah, PhD Candidate, was recently selected as a recipient of the Pan-American Society for Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research (PASPCR) Travel Award. Raj is scheduled to give a podium presentation titled “Concurrent targeting of glutaminolysis and metabotropic glutamate receptor 1 (GRM1) reduces glutamate bioavailability in GRM1+ melanoma” during the 2019 PASPCR Annual Meeting at […]

Postdoc Cody Smith Presents his Recent Toxicology Research to the NJ Drug Metabolism Discussion Group

On Sep 12, 2019, Dr. Cody Smith presented his postdoctoral research at the North Jersey Drug Metabolism Discussion Group Meeting in Somerset, NJ. Cody’s talk entitled “Bioinformatics Approach to Investigate Mechanisms of Pulmonary Toxicity” outlined his work using RNA-Seq to interrogate novel targets for the resolution of ozone-induced lung injury through modulation of lipid signaling. […]

Brittany Karas recognized for outstanding zebrafish research

Over the past few months, Ph.D. candidate Brittany Karas has received a number of notable research awards. At the Gordon Research Seminar and Hudson-Delaware SETAC meetings this summer, Brittany received 1st Place for her research posters. Additional awards bestowed on Brittany in 2019 include the HDSETAC Student Travel Award, Douglas E. Eveleigh Travel Award, and […]

Alexis Ventoso Selected as the Inaugural Grover Fellow

First year student Alexis Ventoso was selected as the first recipient of 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 […]

Welcome to the New JGPT Students

The JGPT kicked off the new academic year by welcoming the latest class of RATS. They include Danielle Caruso, Chelsea Cary, Alexis Ventoso, Joanna Woo, Zhenning Yang, and Zakiyah Henry. This is an exciting new time in their lives as they venture into their research careers .

Kicking Off the New Year at the RATS BBQ

Students, postdocs, faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni joined together on the EOHSI lawn to celebrate the start of the new academic year.  The RATS showed off the various version of their T-shirts throughout the years.  Here’s to a great 2019-2020 academic year! Students, postdocs, faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni joined together on the EOHSI lawn […]

RATS Reunite at the Toxicology Gordon Conference

Current and former JGPT students, postdocs and faculty attended the 2019 Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Toxicity Gordon Conference in Andover, NH. The Chair of the conference, Dr. John Richburg, was a JGPT alumni and currently serves as Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. .

Building Teaching Skills

The RATS were active this summer with our two EOHSI educational programs – the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) for undergraduate students and the Toxicology, Health, and Environmental Disease (THED) program for high school students. Both initiatives are run substantially by graduate students and postdocs in the JGPT. This includes overseeing laboratories, giving lectures, and […]

RATS Toxicity Challenge at Rutgers Day

 On Saturday April 27, 2019, the RATS embarked upon Cook Campus to welcome the NJ community to Rutgers as part of Rutgers Day. People were able to take selfies next to our famous RATS picture as well as play a game matching toxicants with target organs. Everyone learned a bit about physiology and toxicology while […]

Rutgers JGPT Hosts 2019 CounterACT Meeting

In June 2019, JGPT faculty Drs. Jeff Laskin, Laurie Joseph, Don Gerecke, and Debra Laskin hosted the annual meeting of the CounterACT program. Government, academic, and industry scientists from across the country attended the 3-day conference at the New York Academy of Sciences. Trainees Alexa Murray and Dr. Cody Smith were selected for podium presentations […]