Assistant Professor, Biology
Serving as the co-coordinator of the College’s neuroscience major and an assistant professor in the biology department, Janet Ugolino joined the Monmouth family in 2020.
Janet’s academic career includes nearly five years as a postdoctoral researcher at the prestigious Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Inspired by grandfather’s struggle with Parkinson’s disease, Janet has devoted much of her professional focus and research to neurodegenerative diseases, specifically diseases using the roundworm C. elegans as a model organism.
A Baltimore native, Janet grew up near Detroit before earning a bachelor of science in biochemistry at Mercyhurst (Pennsylvania) University. She then earned a doctorate from the University of Maryland, Baltimore in 2011, studying biochemistry and molecular biology.
Janet has also taught at Roanoke (Virginia) College and at Stevenson (Maryland) University in Baltimore.
Neurodegenerative diseases, specifically diseases using the roundworm C. elegans as a model organism.
B.S. – Biochemistry, Mercyhurst (Pennsylvania) University
Ph.D. – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of of Maryland, 2011
Biol 150 Investigating Biological Concepts
Biol 200 Cell Biology
Biol 369 Neurobiology