Ph.D., Neurobiology and Behavior
State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, New York, 1993
Bachelor of Arts, Biopsychology
Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, Departmental Honors, 1985
St. Catherine University Faculty-Student Research (3M-Endowed Fund). (2015). Faculty collaborator on study of the effects of emotional support animals on student stress.
St. Catherine University. (2015). Finalist for Excellence in Teaching and Advising Award.
Office of Global Studies. (2014). Study Abroad Course Award for inspection trip to Europe
St. Catherine University Faculty-Student Research (3M-Endowed Fund). (2013). Faculty supervisor on a study of the effects of treatment room environment on the response to massage.
St. Catherine University Faculty-Student Research (3M-Endowed Fund). (2013). Faculty collaborator on study of depression and the hormone DHEA
National Science Foundation. (2011). Co-PI for S-STEM Scholarship Grant Award: Phase Forward: Turning Obstacles into Opportunties
Myser Family Foundation. (2006). Teaching Excellence Award, St. Catherine Alumnae, Myser Family Foundation
College of St. Catherine. (1998). Faculty Award for Outstanding Teaching and Advising
STEM Scholarships: Phase Forward: Turning Obstacles into Opportunities (2011).
Professor of Biology, St. Catherine University, 1994–Present
Pellegrini, J. & Jansen, E. (2013). "The Mayo Innovation Scholars Program: Undergraduates explore the science and economics of medical innovations." Journal of College Science Teaching.
Pellegrini, J., D'Angelo, S. & Symons, S. (2015). "The Possible Relationship between DHEA and Depression." Annual Meeting of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society
Kennedy, A. & Pellegrini, J. (2015). "The Impact of Emotional Support Animals on Student Stress." Sr. Seraphim Gibbons Undergraduate Research Symposium
Pellegrini, J. (2014). "A Biological Framework for Considering Conflict." Hamline University Conflict Studies class
DeAngelo, S., Symons, S. & Pellegrini, J. (2014). "Studying Depression and DHEA." Sr. Seraphim Gibbons Undergraduate Research Symposium
Peters, C. & Pellegrini, J. (2013). "The Effect of Emotional Imagery on Emotional Response to Massage." Sr. Seraphim Gibbons Undergraduate Research Symposium
Pellegrini, J. (2012). "Learning How We Think and Feel." Lifelong Learning Seminar
Pellegrini, J. (2012). "Using the History of Science and Medicine to Enrich Anatomy and Physiology Courses." Human Anatomy and Physiology Society Conference, Jacksonville, FL.
Pellegrini, J. (2011). "From De Motu Cordis to Cerebri Anatome, Bestsellers in Anatomy & Physiology." Biology Department Seminar Series