Jenna Bloemer

Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Pharm.D., Ph.D.
Office: 2505
Phone: 305-760-7519
Hours: By Appointment

Education and Training

  • B.S. | Auburn University | Auburn, AL | Biomedical Sciences
  • Pharm.D. | Auburn University | Auburn, AL
  • PhD. | Auburn University | Auburn, AL | Pharmaceutical Sciences – Pharmacology


Teaching Interests

Dr. Bloemer’s teaching interests include pharmacology, biochemistry, medicinal chemistry, and therapeutics. She is passionate about encouraging curiosity in the classroom and linking basic science concepts to applications in clinical practice.

Scholarly Interests

Dr. Bloemer’s research is focused on identifying molecular mechanisms underlying neurological and psychological disorders and developing novel therapeutics to treat these disorders. She is interested in how synaptic dysfunction leads to neurocognitive deficits in conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, and how restoration of synaptic function can provide treatment. She has been studying the impact of the hormone adiponectin on cognitive function and the potential neuroprotective role of adiponectin receptor signaling in Alzheimer’s disease. She is also interested in the impact of psychoactive substances on neurodevelopment and the role of the gut-brain axis in neuropsychological disorders.

Selected Publications

Steinke I, Govindarajulu M, Pinky PD, Bloemer J, Yoo S, Ward T, Schaedig T, Young T, Wibowo FS, Suppiramaniam V, Amin RH. Selective PPAR-Delta/PPAR-Gamma Activation Improves Cognition in a Model of Alzheimer’s Disease. Cells. 2023 Apr 8;12(8):1116. doi: 10.3390/cells12081116. PMID: 37190025; PMCID: PMC10136457.

Alhowail AH, Pinky PD,  Eggert M, Bloemer J, Woodie LN, Buabeid MA, Bhattacharya S, Jasper SL, Bhattacharya D, Dhanasekaran M, Escobar M, Arnold RD, Suppiramaniam V. Doxorubicin induces dysregulation of AMPA receptor and impairs hippocampal synaptic plasticity leading to learning and memory deficits. Heliyon. 2021 Jul 1;7(7):e07456. doi: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2021.e07456. PMID: 34296005; PMCID: PMC8282984.

Petrisko TJ, Bloemer J, Pinky PD, Srinivas S, Heslin RT, Du Y, Setti SE, Hong H, Suppiramaniam V, Konat GW, Reed MN. Neuronal CXCL10/CXCR3 Axis Mediates the Induction of Cerebral Hyperexcitability by Peripheral Viral Challenge. Front Neurosci. 2020 Mar 24;14:220. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2020.00220. PMID: 32265633; PMCID: PMC7105801.

Bloemer J, Pinky PD, Smith WD, Bhattacharya D, Chauhan A, Govindarajulu M, Hong H, Dhanasekaran M, Judd R, Amin RH, Reed MN, Suppiramaniam V. Adiponectin Knockout Mice Display Cognitive and Synaptic Deficits. Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2019 Nov 22;10:819. doi: 10.3389/fendo.2019.00819. PMID: 31824431; PMCID: PMC6886372.

Pinky PD, Bloemer J, Smith WD, Moore T, Hong H, Suppiramaniam V, Reed MN. Prenatal cannabinoid exposure and altered neurotransmission. Neuropharmacology. 2019 May 1;149:181-194. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropharm.2019.02.018. Epub 2019 Feb 13. PMID: 30771373.

Bloemer J, Pinky PD, Govindarajulu M, Hong H, Judd R, Amin RH, Moore T, Dhanasekaran M, Reed MN, Suppiramaniam V. Role of Adiponectin in Central Nervous System Disorders. Neural Plast. 2018 Jul 29;2018:4593530. doi: 10.1155/2018/4593530. PMID: 30150999; PMCID: PMC6087588.

Bhattacharya S, Kimble W, Buabeid M, Bhattacharya D, Bloemer J, Alhowail A, Reed M, Dhanasekaran M, Escobar M, Suppiramaniam V. Altered AMPA receptor expression plays an important role in inducing bidirectional synaptic plasticity during contextual fear memory reconsolidation. Neurobiol Learn Mem. 2017 Mar;139:98-108. doi: 10.1016/j.nlm.2016.12.013. Epub 2016 Dec 27. PMID: 28034784.

Bloemer J, Bhattacharya S, Amin R, Suppiramaniam V. Impaired insulin signaling and mechanisms of memory loss. Prog Mol Biol Transl Sci. 2014;121:413-49. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-800101-1.00013-2. PMID: 24373245.

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 Selected Presentations

 Medical Management of Eating Disorders. Touro College of Pharmacy Continuing Professional Education, 1199 SEIU, 0.2 CEUs. New York, NY, June 2022.

Mental Illness and Substance Abuse Disorders: An Overview. Medication Errors and Patient Safety in Mental Health CE Series, 1199 SEIU, 0.1 CEUs. New York, NY, Nov 2021.

Synthetic Cannabinoids. Touro College of Pharmacy Continuing Professional Education, 1199 SEIU, 0.2 CEUs. New York, NY, Dec 2020.

Using adiponectin to rescue synaptic impairments in Alzheimer’s disease, New York Medical College Department of Pharmacology Seminar Series. Valhalla, NY, Jan 2020.

Adiponectin knockout mice display cognitive and synaptic deficits. University of Alabama-Birmingham Center for Neuroscience Meeting, Birmingham, AL, Oct 2018.

Mice lacking adiponectin display synaptic plasticity deficits and central insulin resistance. Society for Neuroscience meeting, Washington D.C., Nov 2017.

Selective PPARγ Activation Improves Memory Deficits and BDNF Expression. Society for Neuroscience meeting, Washington D.C., Nov 2014.

 Awards and Honors

2021    Professor of the Year, Touro College of Pharmacy

2021    Presidential Research Development Award, Touro University

2018    Pre-Doctoral Fellow, American Foundation for Pharmacy Education

2016    Award of Excellence in Clinical Communication, Auburn University College of Pharmacy

2014    Merck Award of Excellence, Auburn University College of Pharmacy