Dr. Jean Engohang-Ndong teaches multiple biology courses in the Department of Biological Sciences including, but not limited to microbiology, biological foundations, Biological diversity, human genetics, human biology, life on planet earth and biological structure and function. Jean enjoys teaching and loves interacting with his students both inside the classroom and outside. His research interests revolve around antimicrobial drug discovery, molecular mechanisms of bacterial pathogenesis and environmental microbiology.
The focus of our laboratory is to investigate the pathological mechanism(s) underlying memory loss and dysfunction during normal aging and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Current projects are directed toward understanding how age-related hormonal changes contribute to memory dysfunction and development of AD with specific emphasis on gonadotropins and metabolic hormones such as leptin and amylin.
My research training is in pediatric exercise physiology and behavioral medicine. My current research primarily focuses on factors that affect an individual’s motivation to participate in physical activity. This includes examining the effects of technology, autonomy, peer influence and adiposity on the decision to participate in physical or sedentary activities. I also have an interest in biostatistics and research design.”
While getting my master's degree in communication sciences and disorders, I developed a passion to learn about what causes, maintains and aggravates stuttering. Following this passion led me to study it in doctoral and postdoctoral research. Presently, I am interested in investigating a multifactorial stuttering model, which takes into account emotional, linguistic and motor factors that may impact onset and maintenance of stuttering.