Writing Your Toxicology News Headline

On Oct 24th, JGPT students and postdocs partnered with industry partners from Bristol-Myers Squibb, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, and Colgate-Palmolive, including many JGPT alumni, to flex their skills in effectively communicating toxicological sciences. Drs. Janet Alder and Nick Ponzio lead the workshop which included hands-on activities to refine communication skills in small groups. This was a great […]

Professional Grant Development Workshop

I recently had the opportunity to attend the two-day Professional Grant Development Workshop taught by The Grant Training Center offered through Rutgers. The Grant Training Center’s objective is to provide researchers with high-quality tools and methods to find, apply for, win, and manage federal, foundation, and corporate funding. This comprehensive workshop trained attendees on topics […]

Training in Public Policy and Advocacy

Melissa Wilkinson, a 3rd year JGPT student in the Gow laboratory, was selected for the prestigious Washington Fellows program by the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET). The mission of the ASPET Washington Fellows Program is to advance the training of early career scientists interested in science policy in order to become more […]

Kyle Shines at Neuropharmacology Regional Meeting

Kyle Saitta (laboratory of Dr. Cheryl Dreyfus, School of Medicine) was selected to give his PhD dissertation research as a podium presentation during the 2019 Mid-Atlantic Pharmacology Society meeting at Temple University. The title of Kyle’s presentation was “The Selective Group I Metabotropic Glutamate Receptor Agonist 2-Chloro-5-hydroxyphenylglycine (CHPG) Enhances BDNF and Reverses Demyelination”. Congratulations on […]

Scala Scholar Recipient Named for 2019

Dr. Lauren Walker joined the JGPT as a postdoctoral fellow in the Aleksunes laboratory in 2019. As part of her appointment, Dr. Walker was named a Scala Scholar. The Scala award, honoring Dr. Robert A. Scala, is bestowed upon top predoctoral and postdoctoral candidates for their outstanding contributions to the field of toxicology. Robert A. […]

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 .