Dr. Olcese has served as a visiting assistant professor at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis., as an assistant professor and associate professor at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn., and as a professor and group leader at the Institute for Hormone & Fertility Research at the University of Hamburg Medical School in Hamburg, Germany.
B.S., Biology, Emory University, Atlanta, Ga.
Ph.D., Physiology, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wis.
Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Anatomy, University of Mainz, Germany
Past member of the Editorial Boards of Journal of Endocrinology and Journal of Pineal Research. Currently Associate Editor for Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience and Chief Speciality Editor for Frontiers in Endocrinology.
Innovator Award, FSU Office of Research (2010,2011,2012),
Dean's Award for Outstanding Faculty Research - Rhodes College, Memphis, Tenn. (1987)
Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship - University of Hamburg, Germany (1989-90)
Undergraduate Scholarship, Emory University (1971).
Society for Neuroscience USA
European Biological Rhythms Society
New York Academy of Science
Society for Research on Biological Rhythms
Society for the Study of Reproduction
International Society to Advance Alzheimer Research and Treatment
American Physiological Society
Circadian Physiology (endocrine rhythms, sleep disorders); Neuroendocrine mechanisms (hormonal systems, reproductive function); Alzheimer dementia and melatonin
Beesley S. and J. Olcese (2014) The Clinical Significance of Melatonin Receptors in the Human
Myometrium. Fertility and Sterility (in press)
O'Neal-Moffitt G., Pilli J., Kumar S.S., and J. Olcese (2014) Genetic deletion of melatonin receptors enhances murine cognitive and motor performance. Neuroscience (in press)
Corthell J.T., Olcese J., and P.Q. Trombley (2013) Melatonin in the mammalian olfactory bulb. Neuroscience 261: 74-84.
Olcese J, Lozier S and C. Paradise (2012) Melatonin and the timing of human parturition. Reprod. Sci 20: 168-174
Olcese J. (2012) Circadian aspects of parturition. Molec Cell Endocrinol 349: 62-67.
Dragicevic, N., Copes, N., O'Neal-Moffitt, G., Jin, J., Buzzeo, R., Mamcarz, M., Tan, J., Cao, C., Olcese, J. M., Arendash, G. W., & Bradshaw, P. C. (2011) Melatonin treatment restores mitochondrial function in Alzheimer's mice: a mitochondrial protective role of melatonin membrane receptor signaling. J Pineal Res, 51: 75-86.
Dubocovich, M.L., Delagrange, P., Krause, D.N., Sugden, D., Cardinali, D.P. and J. Olcese. (2010) Nomenclature, Classification and Pharmacology of G Protein-Coupled Melatonin Receptor. Pharmacol Rev 62(3): 343-380
Sharkey, J. T., Cable, C., & Olcese, J. (2010) Melatonin sensitizes human myometrial cells to oxytocin in a protein kinase C alpha/extracellular-signal regulated kinase-dependent manner. J Clin Endocrinol Metab, 95(6), 2902-8.
Olcese, J. M., Cao, C., Mori, T., Mamcarz, M. B., Maxwell, A., Runfeldt, M. J., Wang, L., Zhang, C., Lin, X., Zhang, G., & Arendash, G. W. (2009) Protection against cognitive deficits and markers of neurodegeneration by long-term oral administration of melatonin in a transgenic model of Alzheimer disease. J Pineal Res, 47(1), 82-96.
Sharkey, J. T., Puttaramu, R., Word, R. A., & Olcese, J. (2009) Melatonin synergizes with oxytocin to enhance contractility of human myometrial smooth muscle cells. J Clin Endocrinol Metab, 94(2): 421-7.
Sikes-Resuehr H.E., Resuehr D. and J. Olcese. (2009) Induction of mPer1 expression by GnRH in pituitary gonadotrope cells involves EGR-1. Molec. Cell. Endocrinol. 311: 120-125