Jennifer C. Tudor, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Office: Science Center 223
Research Lab: Science Center 112
Phone: 610-660-1808
Fax: 610-660-1832
Website: tudorlab @ SJU


  • B.S. (2004) Psychology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY
  • M.S. (2009) Physiology and Neuroscience, New York University, NY, NY
  • Ph.S. (2011) Physiology and Neuroscience, New York University, NY, NY

Professional Experience

  • IRACDA Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2010-2013), Department of Biology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Visiting Lecturer (2011-2012), Department of Biology, Rutgers University Camden, Camden, NJ
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2013-2016), Department of Biology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Lecturer (2016), College of Liberal and Professional Studies, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Assistant Professor (2016-present), Department of Biology, Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia, PA

Courses Taught

  • Biology 101: Cells
  • Biology 102: Genetics
  • Neurobiology


  • Tudor, J.C., Davis, E.J., Peixoto, L., Wimmer, M., van Tilborg, E., Park., A.J., Poplawski, S.G., Chung, C.W., Havekes, R., Gatti, E., Pierre, P., and Abel, T. (2016). Sleep deprivation impairs memory by attenuating mTORC1-dependent protein synthesis.  Science Signaling, 9, ra41.  Cover Story.

  • Havekes, R., Park, A.J., Tolentino, R.E., Bruinenberg, V.M., Tudor, J.C., Lee, Y., Hansen, R.T., Guercio, L.A., Linton, E., Neves-Zaph, S.R., Baillie, G., Meerlo, P., Houslay, M.D., and Abel, T.  (2016).  Compartmentalized PDE4A5 signaling impairs hippocampal synaptic plasticity and long-term memory.  Journal of Neuroscience, 36(34):8936-46.

  • Havekes, R., Park, A.J., Tudor, J.C., Luczak, V.G., Hansen, R.T., Ferri, S.L., Bruinenberg, V.M., Poplawski, S.G., Day, J.P., Aton, S.J., Radwanska, K., Meerlo, P., Houslay, M.D., Baillie, G.S., and Abel, T.  (2016).  Sleep deprivation causes memory deficits by negatively impacting neuronal connectivity in hippocampal area CA1.  Elife, pii: e13424

  • Li, J., Zhang, W., Yang, H., Wilkinson, B., Souaiaia, T., Evgrafov, O.V., Genovese, G., Clementel, V.A., Tudor, J.C., Abel, T., Knowles, J.A., Neale, B.M., Wang, K., Sun, F., and Coba, M.P. (2017). Spatiotemporal profile of postsynaptic interactomes integrates components of complex brain disorders. Nature Neuroscience, 20(8):1150- 1161.

  • Kreutzmann, J.C., Tudor, J.C., Angelakos, C.C., and Abel, T. (2017). The impact of sleep deprivation on molecular mechanisms of memory consolidation in rodents. In N. Axmacher & B. Rasch (Eds.), Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory Consolidation. (pg 75-85). Springer International Publishing.

Grants and Awards

  • FENS Travel Award (2016)
  • EMCCS-IBRO/PERC Travel Award (2016)
  • ADInstruments Educator Scholarship (2016)
  • LI-COR Science Undergraduate Research Grant (2016)
  • SRS Outstanding Early Investigator Honorable Mention (2017)


Molecular and cellular signaling pathways in the brain affects all facets of life.  We are interested on how sleep and disease affects these pathways critical for memory, learning, and behavior.