Jordan Marrocco, PhD
Assistant Professor , Biology
Dr. Marrocco is an Assistant Professor of Biology at Touro University, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Research in Neuroscience at Weill Cornell Medicine. His research focuses on the epigenomic signatures of stress and sex hormones at different developmental periods by developing mouse models leveraged to understand sex differences in the impact of chronic or acute stress on risk for allostatic overload and psychiatric disorders. An undergraduate of Sapienza University of Rome, Dr. Marrocco earned a Ph.D. in Neuroscience at the University of Lille where he studied the early-life programming of neurotransmission associated with prenatal adversities. During his postdoctoral training under the mentorship of the late Dr. Bruce McEwen at The Rockefeller University, he specialized in whole-genome investigations and their use to dissect discrete brain circuits that underlie affective behavior. Dr. Marrocco serves as advisor in the DEI committee of several scientific societies, including the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology and the Organization for the Study of Sex Differences.