Jenna Bloemer, PharmD, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences

Touro College of Pharmacy

Biography

Dr. Jenna Bloemer is a pharmacist and pharmacologist from Alabama who recently joined the Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences department at Touro College of Pharmacy. After completing her PharmD in 2016, she worked as an ambulatory care pharmacist while also pursuing a PhD in neuropharmacology at Auburn University. She has a number of years of experience teaching PharmD students in the classroom, laboratory, and clinical settings. She is passionate about teaching through inspiring curiosity and linking basic science concepts to clinical practice. Her professional affiliations include the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Society for Neuroscience, and College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists. 

Clinical Specialty

  • Ambulatory Care

Education

  • Ph.D. Pharmaceutical Sciences, Auburn University, AL, 2019
  • PharmD., Auburn University, AL, 2016
  • BS. Biomedical Sciences, Auburn University, AL, 2014

Honors and Awards

  • American Foundation of Pharmacy Education Fellowship, 2018-2019
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Walmart Scholarship, 2017
  • Auburn University Award of Excellence in Clinical Communication, 2016
  • Merck Award of Excellence, 2014

Research

  • Neuroendocrinology and neuropharmacology
  • Molecular mechanisms of memory impairment in various disorders
  • Prenatal exposure to psychoactive substances

Recent Publications

Govindarajulu M, Pinky PD, Steinke I, Bloemer J, Ramesh S, Kariharan T, Rella RT, Bhattacharya S, Dhanasekaran M, Suppirmaniam V, Amin RH. Gut Metabolite TMAO Induces Synaptic Plasticity Deficits by Promoting Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress. Front Mol Neurosci. 2020;13:138. doi: 10.3389/fnmol.2020.00138.

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;14:220. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2020.00220. eCollection 2020. PubMed PMID: 32265633. *these authors contributed equally

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;10:819. doi: 10.3389/fendo.2019.00819. eCollection 2019. PubMed PMID: 31824431

Peer Reviewed Publications:

  • Alhowail AH*, Bloemer J*, Majrashi M, Pinky PD, Bhattacharya S, Yongli Z, Bhattacharya D, Eggert M, Woodie L, Buabeid MA, Johnson N, Broadwater A, Smith B, Dhanasekaran M, Arnold RD, Suppiramaniam V. Doxorubicin-induced neurotoxicity is associated with acute alterations in synaptic plasticity, apoptosis, and lipid peroxidation. Toxicol Mech Methods. 2019 Jul;29(6):457-466. doi: 10.1080/15376516.2019.1600086. PubMed PMID: 31010378. *these authors contributed equally
  • 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. PubMed PMID: 30771373.
  • Abdel-Rahman EA, Bhattacharya S, Buabeid M, Majrashi M, Bloemer J, Tao YX, Dhanasekaran M, Escobar M, Amin R, Suppiramaniam V. PPAR-δ Activation Ameliorates Diabetes-Induced Cognitive Dysfunction by Modulating Integrin-linked Kinase and AMPA Receptor Function. J Am Coll Nutr. 2019 Apr 22;:1-10. doi: 10.1080/07315724.2019.1598307. PubMed PMID: 31008686.
  • Govindarajulu M, Pinky PD, Bloemer J, Ghanei N, Suppiramaniam V, Amin R. Signaling Mechanisms of Selective PPARγ Modulators in Alzheimer's Disease. PPAR Res. 2018;2018:2010675. doi: 10.1155/2018/2010675. PubMed PMID: 30420872.
  • 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;2018:4593530. doi: 10.1155/2018/4593530. PubMed PMID: 30150999.
  • Bhattacharya D, Majrashi M, Ramesh S, Govindarajulu M, Bloemer J, Fujihashi A, Crump BR, Hightower H, Bhattacharya S, Moore T, Suppiramaniam V, Dhanasekaran M. Assessment of the cerebellar neurotoxic effects of nicotine in prenatal alcohol exposure in rats. Life Sci. 2018 Feb 1;194:177-184. doi: 10.1016/j.lfs.2017.12.010. PubMed PMID: 29225110.
  • 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. PubMed PMID: 28034784.
  • Bhattacharya D, Dunaway EP, Bhattacharya S, Bloemer J, Buabeid M, Escobar M, Suppiramaniam V, Dhanasekaran M. Impaired ILK Function Is Associated with Deficits in Hippocampal Based Memory and Synaptic Plasticity in a FASD Rat Model. PLoS One. 2015;10(8):e0135700. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0135700. PubMed PMID: 26305322.
  • 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. PubMed PMID: 24373245.
  • Suppiramaniam, V., Bloemer, J., Reed, M., Bhattacharya, S., 2017. Neurotransmitter Receptors, Comprehensive Toxicology: Third Edition. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-801238-3.65382-5

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MyBibliography

Book chapters:

  • Suppiramaniam, V., Bloemer, J., Reed, M., Bhattacharya, S., 2017. Ion Channels, Comprehensive Toxicology: Third Edition. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-801238-3.02194-2
  • Bloemer J, Smith W, Pinky P, Govindarajulu M, Bhattacharya D, Amin R, Dhanasekaran M, Judd R, Suppiramaniam V. “The hormone adiponectin modulates glutamatergic signaling in the hippocampus.” Boshell Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases Research Day, Auburn, AL, Feb 2019.

 

Recent Presentations

  • Bloemer J, Smith W, Pinky P, Govindarajulu M, Bhattacharya D, Amin R, Judd R, Suppiramaniam V. “Adiponectin knockout mice display cognitive and synaptic deficits.” University of Alabama-Birmingham Center for Neuroscience Meeting, Birmingham, AL, Oct 2018. *1st place poster
  • Bloemer J, Alhowail A, Eggert M, Pinky P, Woodie L, Jasper S, Bhattacharya S, Bhattacharya D, Zhang Y, Johnson N, Escobar M, Dhanasekaran M, Smith B, Arnold R, Suppiramaniam V. “Doxorubicin-induced memory deficits are associated with alterations in hippocampal synaptic plasticity and glutamatergic signaling.” This is Research, Auburn, AL., March 2018.  *2nd place oral presentation in STEM
  • Bloemer J, Bhattacharya D, Alhowail A, Pinky P, Govindarajulu M, Judd R, Suppiramaniam V. “Mice lacking adiponectin display synaptic plasticity deficits and central insulin resistance.” Society for Neuroscience meeting, Washington D.C., Nov 2017.
  • Pinky P, Bloemer J, Heslin R, Setti S, Alhowail A, Govindarajulu M, Reed M, Suppiramaniam V. “Prenatally cannabinoid exposed offspring display impaired synaptic plasticity and cognitive deficits.” Society for Neuroscience meeting, Washington D.C., Nov 2017.
  • Bloemer J, Ahuja M, Abdel-Rehman D, Bhattacharya D, Bhattacharya S, Alhowail A, Aljadani F, Katz D, Amin R, Suppiramaniam V, Dhanasekaran M. “T-cell mediated inflammation is involved in pathogenesis in Alzheimer’s disease mouse model.” Society for Neuroscience meeting, Chicago, IL, Oct 2015.
  • Bloemer J, Nanayakkara G, Parameshwaran K, Dhanasekaran M, Suppiramaniam V, Amin R. “Selective PPARγ Activation Improves Memory Deficits and BDNF Expression.” Society for Neuroscience meeting, Washington D.C., Nov 2014.

Professional Service

  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, review panel for Walmart Scholarship and CVS Health Minority Scholarship

Teaching Responsibilities

  • PBSN 527: Pharmacology Medicinal Chemistry I
  • PBSN 529: Pharmacology Medicinal Chemistry II
  • PBSN 625: Pharmacology Medicinal Chemistry III
  • PBSN 631: Pharmacology Medicinal Chemistry IV
  • PBSN 526: Advanced Pathophysiology