Halloween Party in EOHSI

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.  

Successful regional toxicology meeting for JGPT trainees

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 […]

What’s in NJ drinking water? RATS head to Newark to find out

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.  

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 […]