Jane L. Ko, Ph.D.
Associate Professor; Chair
Dr. Ko's main research is to study a neuronal receptor regulation under physiological and pathological conditions.
In Seton Hall University, Dr. Jane Ko teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses, which mainly are related to the fields of Molecular Biology and Neuroscience. In addition to teaching, she also serves as a pre-health professional advisor for undergraduates and the graduate advisor for Ph.D. students in the Molecular Biosciences program of Department of Biological Sciences.
Dr. Ko specializes in Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology. Her main research is investigating molecular mechanisms underlying an opioid receptor regulation in the nervous system. The regulation of receptor in neuronal cells can be altered under different pathological conditions, which may influence the effects of drug treatments. Research results from her laboratory are published in peer-reviewed journals as well as presented in scientific meetings. Currently, this research is supported by NIH and Seton Hall University research funding. To contribute her expertise to the scientific community, Dr. Ko also serves as a member of NIH RFA Grant Review Committee and an ad hoc reviewer for various peer-reviewed scientific journals.
- Postdoctoral, Molecular Pharmacology, University of Minnesota
- Postdoctoral, Biochemical Pharmacology, University of Minnesota
- Ph.D., Pharmacology, University of Minnesota
- Provost's Faculty Scholarship Awards, Seton Hall University: 2009, 2007
- Department Researcher of the Year Award, Department of Biological Sciences, Seton Hall University, 2008; University Research Council Award, Seton Hall University, 2003
- Effects of Trichostatin A on Neuronal mu-Opioid Receptor Gene Expression
Brain Research, 1246, 1- 10,
- Molecular basis underlying the cellular localization of poly C binding protein 1 in neuronal cells
Biochem. Biophys. Res. Comm, 349,1378- 1386,
- Molecular basis underlying the poly C binding protein 1 as a regulator of the proximal promoter of mouse mu-opioid receptor gene
Brain Res., 1112, 33- 45,
- Interplay of Sps and Poly C binding protein 1 on the mu-opioid receptor gene expression
Biochem. Biophys. Res. Comm., 345, 530- 537,
- Poly C binding protein, a single-stranded DNA binding protein, regulates mouse mu-opioid receptor gene expression
J. Neurochem, 93(3), 749- 761,