Training in PK Modeling as part of the SOT STEP Award Program

by Dahea “Diana” You This fall, I was fortunate to receive a generous funding from the Society of Toxicology Supplemental Training for Education Program (STEP) to attend a one-week comprehensive Simcyp® Workshop. This workshop was hosted by Certara and held at the Nassau Inn, Princeton NJ from October 22nd through 26th, 2018. The workshop program […]

New Approaches in Drug Development

On Nov 30, 2018, Dr. Xiaoyan Chu, Senior Principal Scientist at Merck shared her latest research findings on how endogenous biomarkers are being investigated as probes for drug-transporter interactions. Her presentation provided an overview of recently identified biomarkers for studying the inhibition of liver and kidney transporters including the current strategies, utility, limitations and future […]

Finding the next generation of toxicologists at the 2018 ABRCMS meeting

Two JGPT trainees, Talia Planas-Fontánez and Dr. Cody Smith, attended the 2018 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana. With over 2,300 undergraduate attendees, ABRCMS aims to shape tomorrow’s diverse STEM leaders. Talia and Cody shared their experiences in graduate and post-graduate education in toxicology as well judged research competitions […]

Trainee Research Mixer – Highlighting Exciting Research in Just 3 Minutes!

  Communicating science effectively requires careful messaging of key research findings in an understandable manner. On November 15th, senior toxicology graduate students and postdoc fellows shared their latest data in just 3 minutes – similar to the national 3-Minute Thesis Program. Each student and postdoc carefully crafted streamlined messages that focused on their central message. […]

Rutgers Trainees Shine at Local Toxicology Conference

The MidAtlantic Society of Toxicology (MASOT) meeting was held on Oct 24, 2018 in Edison, NJ.  Rutgers Ph.D. students won the top awards at the meeting. Top poster honors were awarded to Ludwik Gorczyca (1st Place), Jennifer Schaefer (2nd Place) and Kyle Saitta (3rd Place) for their outstanding research presentations.

Postdoc Dr. Armstrong Highlighted at NJ Drug Metabolism Meeting

On October 11, 2018, Dr. Laura Armstrong, a JGPT postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Grace Guo, presented at the 2018 Fall Symposium and Vendor Exhibition of the North Jersey Drug Metabolism Discussion Group in Somerset, NJ. The theme of the event was “Strategies for Optimizing Pharmacological, Metabolic, and Toxicological Profiles of Clinical Candidates”. […]

RATS Participate in Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning in Bioscience MiniCourse at Novartis

 Five JGPT Trainees (left to right: Alexa Murray, Dan Rizzolo, Cody Smith, Ludwik Gorczyca, Sabrina Walley) are completing a Mini-Course on Artificial Inteligence/Machine Learning in Bioscience. Rutgers faculty from the Department of Biomedical Engineering (Drs. Ioannis Androulakis, Shantenu Jha, Ilker Hacihaliloglu) in consultation with the Joint Graduate Program in Toxicology are hosting the Mini-Course at […]

JGPT Trainees Showcase Research Capabilities during Pharmacy Alumni Event

The School of Pharmacy hosted its first Lab Crawl event on Sept 14, 2018 in the laboratories of JGPT Faculty Dr. Debra Laskin and Dr. Andrew Gow. This event was well attended and provided a showcase of new research capabilities and highlights of exciting scientific findings. Trainees, faculty and staff demonstrated state-of-the-art equipment including the […]

Invited Speaker Highlights Roles for Paternal RNAs in Reproduction

The RATS invited Dr. Oliver Rando (Professor, Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, University of Massachusetts Medical School) to present his research on the “Effects of Paternal Environments on the Next Generation in Mammals”.  Dr. Rando shared the latest and exciting epigenetic research from his laboratory. Attendees heard a compelling story about changes in the […]

Dr. Doug Learn Provides the Graduate Students Insight into CROs: Drug Discovery and Development

In a seminar held for the JGPT graduate and post-doctoral students, Dr. Learn explored the role of the CRO in the drug discovery, development and safety assessment industry. Contract Research Organizations (CRO) have become more of a development partner with pharmaceutical and consumer care industries when providing services and support in drug development. The students […]