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Dr. Jannet Kocerha

Assistant Professor

Office: Chemistry & Nursing Bldg. Rm. 2216A
Phone: (912) 478-4201

Full CV


  • B.S. Chemistry, Indiana University
  • M.S. Biology, Purdue University
  • Ph.D. Biochemistry, University of Florida
  • Postdoc. Scripps Research Institute
  • Postdoc. Mayo Clinic

Courses Taught

  • Survey of Chemistry I (CHEM 1151)
  • Survey of Chemistry II (CHEM 1152)
  • Principles of Chemistry I (CHEM 1211)
  • Principles of Chemistry II (CHEM 1212)
  • Comprehensive General Chemistry (CHEM 1310)
  • Principles of Biochemistry (CHEM 3530)
  • Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (CHEM 3401)
  • Organic Chemistry II Laboratory ( CHEM 3402)

Selected Publications


  • Hanna J, Hossain GS, Kocerha J. The potential for microRNA therapeutics and clinical research.  Frontiers in Genetics. 2019 (in press). 
  • Kocerha J and Aggarwal N. Epigenomics and Neurobehavioral Disease. Chapter for Elsevier book  “Epigenetics in Human Disease (Second Edition)”.  2018.
  • McCall R, Miles MH, Kocerha J, Sessler JL, Sittaramane V, Arumugam K, Arambula JF. Dual  Targeting of the Cancer Antioxidant Network with Naphthoquinone Fused Gold(I) N-heterocyclic  Carbene Complexes. Chemical Science. 2017 Sep 1; 8(9)
  • Hollander JA, Im HI, Amelio AL, Kocerha J, Bali P, Lu Q, Willoughby D, Wahlestedt C, Conkright  MD,Kenny PJ. Striatal microRNA controls cocaine intake through CREB signaling. Nature. 2010  2010 Jul 8;466(7303):197-202.
  • Kocerha J, Faghihi MA, Lopez-Toledano MA, Huang J, Ramsey AJ, Caron MG, Sales N, Willoughby  D, Elmen J, Hansen HF, Orum H, Kauppinen S, Kenny PJ, Wahlestedt C. MicroRNA-219 modulates  NMDA receptor-mediated neurobehavioral dysfunction. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 Mar  3;106(9):3507-12.

Last updated: 3/9/2022