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Jennifer L. Marcinkiewicz

Associate Professor

  • Ph.D., University of Illinois
Courses Taught

  • BSCI 30030-Human Physiology
  • BSCI 40432/50432/70432-Endocrinology
  • BSCI 10120-Biological Foundations
  • BSCI 30005-Career Pathways
  • BSCI 40430-Animal Physiology
Research Interests

My research program focuses on endocrine and paracrine regulation of ovarian physiology.  I have a particular interest in folliculogenesis, environmental endocrine disruptors and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).


Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Balchak, S.K. & J.L. Marcinkiewicz. 1999.  Evidence for the presence of tumor necrosis factor-alpha receptors in the developing rat ovary.  Biology of Reproduction 61:1506-1512.


Glickman-Weiss, E.L., C.C. Cheatham, N. Caine, M. Blegen, J.L.  Marcinkiewicz & K.D. Mittleman.  2000.  The influence of gender and menstrual phase on thermosensitivity during cold water immersion. Journal of Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine             71:715-722.


Glickman-Weiss EL, C. Cheatham, N. Caine, M. Blegen, and J. L. Marcinkiewicz. 2000. The influence of gender and menstrual             cycle on a cold air tolerance test and its relationship to thermosensitivity. Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine 27: 75-81.            


Morrison, L.J. and J.L. Marcinkiewicz.  2002.  Effects of Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha on Folliculogenesis and Apoptosis in the Neonatal Rat Ovary.  Biology of Reproduction 66: 450-457.


    Salisbury, TB, Marcinkiewicz, JL.  2002.  In utero and lactationalexposure to 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin and 2,3,4,7,8-pentachlorodibenzofuran reduces growth and disrupts reproductive parameters in female rats.  Biology of Reproduction 66: 1621-1626.


Marcinkiewicz, JL, Balchak, SK, Morrison, LJ.  2002.  The involvement of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF) as an intraovarian regulator of oocyte apoptosis in the neonatal rat.  Frontiers in Bioscience 7: d1997-2005.


Caine-Bish, N, Potkanowicz, ES, Otterstetter, R,  Marcinkewicz, J, Kamimori, G, Glickman, E.  2005.  The effect of cold exposure on the hormonal and metabolic reesponses to sleep deprivation.  Wilderness and Environmental Medicine 16: 177-184.


Cheatham, CC, Caine-Bish, N, Blegen, M, Potkanowicz, ES, Kamimori, GH, Marcinkiewicz, JL, Otterstetter, R, Kalinski, M, Glickman, EL.  2006.  The effects of nicotine on the metabolic and hormonal responses during acute cold exposure.  Wilderness and Environmental Medicine 17: 147-157.


Ulyan, MJ, Burows, AE, Buzzell, CA, Raghanti, MA, Marcinkiewicz, JL, Phillips, KA.  2006.  The effects of predicatble and unpredictable feeding schedules on the behavior and physiology of captive brown capuchins (Cebus apella).  Applied Animal Behaviour Science 101: 154-160.


Raghanti, M.A., Stimpson, C.D., Marcinkiewicz, J.L., Erwin, J.M., Hof, P.R., Sherwood, C.C.  2008.  Differences in cortical serotonergic innervation among humans, chimpanzees, and macaque monkeys:  A comparative study.  Cerebral Cortex 18:584-597.


Raghanti, M.A., Stimpson, C.D., Marcinkiewicz, J.L., Erwin, J.M., Hof, P.R., Sherwood, C.C.  2008.  Cholinergic innervation of the frontal cortex:  Differences among humans, chimpanzees, and macaque monkey.  The Journal of Comparative Neurology 506: 409-424.


Raghanti, M.A., C.D. Stimpson, J.L. Marcinkiewicz, J.M. Erwin, P.R. Hof, and C.C. Sherwood.  2008.  Cortical dopaminergic innervation among humans, chimpanzees and macaque monkeys:  a comparative study.  Neuroscience, 155:203-220.


Blegen, M., Cheatham, C; Caine-Bish, N; Woolverton, C; Marcinkiewicz, J; Glickman, E.  2008.  The immunological and metabolic responses to exercise of varying intensities in normoxic and hypoxic environments.  2008.  J Strength Cond Res 22:1638-1644.

Marcinkiewicz, J.L. 2004.  “Transplacental Induction of Ovarian Toxicity”  in Ovarian Toxicology”,  ed. P.B. Hoyer.CRC Press, London.


Research Areas
  • Ovarian physiology
  • Ovarian follicle development
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
  • Effects of environmental endocrine disruptors on ovarian function
Jennifer L. Marcinkiewicz
Department of Biological Sciences
259 Cunningham Hall
Phone: 330-672-5554
Fax: 330-672-3713
Spring 2014
  • BSCI 40195 - 017 St : Advanced Human Psysiology
  • BSCI 40430 - 001 Animal Physiology
  • BSCI 40600 - 012 Writing In Biological Sciences
  • BSCI 50195 - 018 St : Advanced Human Physiology
  • BSCI 70195 - 018 St : Advanced Human Physiology
Summer 2014
  • US 10097 - 010 Dks : First Year Experience
Fall 2014
  • BSCI 10120 - 001 Biological Foundations