Janice Naegele will become director of the Center for Faculty Career Development on July 1.
Naegele, professor of biology, professor of neuroscience and behavior, has served as chair of the Biology Department, and has served on the Educational Policy Committee, Review and Appeals Board, the Graduate Liberal Studies Advisory Committee, the Life Sciences Building Committee, and the Writing Certificate Committee. She has published extensively in the areas of developmental neurobiology, stem cells and translational rodent models of neurological disorders. Her research explores genetic, small molecule, and neural stem cell based treatments for cognitive disabilities and epilepsy.
She currently serves on advisory committees for the Epilepsy Foundation and the American Epilepsy Society, and editorial boards for several scientific journals. She has received career development awards from the Klingenstein Foundation and National Science Foundation, and scientific research grants from the McKnight Brain Disorders Foundation, American Epilepsy Society, National Institutes of Health and Connecticut Stem Cell Research fund.
In addition to continuing the mentoring and teaching resources that are currently offered by the Center, Naegele plans to offer workshops to assist new faculty, including a survival skills workshop for science faculty as they set up their laboratories and establish funded research programs. She is also interested in expanding resources and mentoring to recruit and retain underrepresented minorities across the disciplines.
Naegele will be replacing current CFCD Director Sean McCann, chair and professor of English.