University Profiles

Jane Ko

Jane L. Ko, Ph.D.

Associate Professor; Chair

Department of Biological Sciences


Dr. Ko's main research is to study a neuronal receptor regulation under physiological and pathological conditions.

At Seton Hall, 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 adviser for undergraduates and the graduate adviser 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

Academic Distinctions

  • 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

Office Phone
(973) 275-2053


Office Location
Room 217
The Science and Technology Center


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