Jodi Evans

  • Assistant Professor
  • Division: Natural Sciences
  • Department: Biology

Why I love teaching at Molloy College

Molloy College is my alma mater and I have so many good memories of attending this school.  My Molloy education provided me with the foundations for my success and now I want to give back to the school that has given me so much.

Academic Interests

  • Scientific Research Techniques
  • Endocrinology
  • Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Histology

What I am working on

My biomedical research focuses on the relationship between stress, diabetes and the development of cardiovascular disease complications.  I am also working on several basic science projects that explore the interactions between leukocytes and cells of the mesenchymal lineage.

Educational Philosophy

My goal is to foster and inspire in my students the same passion I have for biomedical and basic science research.  Research is about asking questions that have not been asked before. Successfully finding the answer to those questions is not only rewarding but it instills in one a great sense of accomplishment.  For me sharing these accomplishments with students is extremely gratifying.

Educational Background

  • B.S., Molloy College
  • M.S., University of Nevada, Reno
  • Ph.D. St. John's University

Additional Information

If you are interested in Medical School, Veterinary School or Physician Assistant programs, then a major in biology makes sense for you.  A biology major is also the first step in a career in biomedical or basic science research or research and development in biomedical industry.  It will give you the foundations for a career as a technician in a research, histology, pathology, hematology, or other diagnostic laboratory.

1.       Yeh J.K., Evans J.F., Chen M.-M., Aloia J.F. 1999. "The Effect of Hypophysectomy on the Proliferation and Differentiation of Rat Bone Marrow Stromal Cells" Am. J. Physiol. 276: E34-42.

2.       Evans J.F., Yeh J.K., and Aloia J.F. 2000. "Osteoblast-Like Cells of the Hypophysectomized Rat: a Model of Aberrant Osteoblast Development" Am. J. Physiol. 278:E832-838.

3.       Yeh J.K., Niu Q., Evans J.F., Iwamoto J., Aloia J.F. 2001. "Effect of Circular Motion Exercise on Bone Modeling and Bone Mass in Young Rats: An Animal Model of Isometric Exercise" J Musculosleletal and Neuronal Interactions. 1:235-240.

4.       Appiagyei-Dankah Y., Tapiador C., Evans J.F., Castro-Magana M., Aloia J.F., Yeh J.K. 2003. "Influence of Growth Hormone on Bone Marrow Adipogenesis in Hypophysectomized Rats" Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 284:E566-E573.

5.       Evans J.F., Niu Q.-T., Canas J.A., Shen C.-L., Aloia J.F., Yeh J.K. 2004. "ACTH Enhances Chondrogenesis in Multipotential Progenitor Cells and Matrix Production in Chondrocytes" Bone. 35:96-107.

6.       Evans J.F., Shen C.-L., Pollack, S., Aloia J.F., Yeh J.K. 2005. "Adrenocorticotropin Evokes Transient Elevations in Intracellular Free Calcium ([Ca2+]i) and Increases Basal [Ca2+]i through a Phospholipase C-Dependent Mechanism" Endocrinol. 146:3123-3132. http://endo.endojournals.org/cgi/content/full/146/7/3123

7.       Savino J.A. 3rd, Evans J.F., Rabinowitz D., Auborn K.J., Carter T.H. 2006. "Multiple, disparate roles for calcium signaling in apoptosis of human prostate and cervical cancer cells exposed to diindolylmethane" Mol Cancer Ther. 5:556-563.

8.       Yeh, J.K., Evans J.F., Niu, Q.T., Aloia, J.F. 2006. "A Possible Role for Melanocortin Peptides in Longitudinal Growth" J Endocrinol. 191:677-686. http://joe.endocrinology-journals.org/cgi/content/full/191/3/677

9.       Maulik, D., Evans, J. and Ragolia, L. 2006. "Fetal Growth Restriction: Pathogenic Mechanisms" Clin Obstet Gynecol. 49(2):219-227.

10.    Evans JF, Lee JH, Ragolia L. 2009 "Ang-II-induced Ca(2+) influx is mediated by the 1/4/5 subgroup of the transient receptor potential proteins in cultured aortic smooth muscle cells from diabetic Goto-Kakizaki rats" Mol Cell Endocrinol. 10;302(1):49-57.