For a better experience, click the Compatibility Mode icon above to turn off Compatibility Mode, which is only for viewing older websites.

Monika Jost

Monika Jost, PhD

Associate Professor; Director, Pre-medical and Pre-health Programs

Department: Pathology & Laboratory Medicine


  • PhD in Biology - Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken, Germany
  • MS in Microbiology, Genetics and Biochemistry - Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken, Germany

Other Languages Spoken


Monika Jost, PhD, received her MS degree in microbiology, genetics and biochemistry from Saarland University in Germany, and earned her PhD after spending several years at the Wistar Institute in Philadelphia. Following a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, she worked as senior scientist in a biotech startup company.

In 2007, she joined the College of Medicine faculty to develop the molecular track of the Master of Forensic Science (MFS) program, now part of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies. She also supported the Coulter Translational Research program as liaison for the College of Medicine. Since then Dr. Jost has expanded her educational activities to teaching biochemistry and cell and molecular biology to students in premedical and professional programs, and serves as program director for the Master of Science in Biomedical Studies program, as well as director of the Division of Pre-medical and Pre-health Programs.


Selected Publications

"Intracellular matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2) regulates human platelet activation via hydrolysis of talin"
Soslau, G., Mason, C., Lynch, S., Benjamin, J., Ashak, D., Prakash, J. M., Bagsiyao P., Albert T., Mathew L.M., Jost, M.
Thromb Haemost, 111(2). doi: 10.1160/TH13-03-0248, 2013

"Quantifying the Biomechanics of Conception: L-Selectin-Mediated Blastocyst Implantation Mechanics with Engineered 'Trophospheres'"
Yucha, R. W., Jost, M., Rothstein, D., Robertson, N., & Marcolongo, M. S.
Tissue Eng Part A. doi: 10.1089/ten.TEA.2013.0067, 2013

"Real-time Monitoring of the Membrane-binding and Insertion Properties of the Cholesterol-Dependent Cytolysin Anthrolysin O from Bacillus anthracis"
Cocklin, S., M., Jost, M., Robertson, N.M., Weeks, S.D., Weber, H.W., Young, E., Seal, S., Zhang, M., Loll, P.J. Saunders, AJ, Rest, R.F. and Chaiken, I.M.
J. Mol. Recognit. 19: 354-362, 2006

Book Chapter: "Radioimmunoglobulins and Nonsealed Radionuclide Therapy"
Class, R., Jost, M., Mose, S., Weber, H.W. and Brady, L.W.
Principles and Practice of Radiation Oncology. 5th Edition. Editors: Perez and Brady, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, Md., 2008

"Keratinocyte culture in the absence of substrate attachment"
Jost, M., Rodeck, U.
Methods in Molecular Biology, 289:23-8, Humana Press, Totowa, N.J., 2005

"Expression and transcriptional regulation of caspase-14 in simple and complex epithelia"
Pistritto, G., Jost, M., Srinivasula, S. M., Baffa, R., Poyet, J. L., Kari, C., Lazebnik, Y., Rodeck, U., Alnemri, E. S.
Cell Death & Differentiation 9(9): 995-1006, 2002

"EGFR-dependent control of keratinocyte survival and Bcl-xL expression through a MEK-dependent pathway"
Jost, M., Huggett, T.M., Kari, C., Boise, L.H. and Rodeck, U.
J Biol Chem. 276(9):6320-6, 2001

Contact Information

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies
60 N. 36th Street
Health Sciences Bldg., Rm. 10W31
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 267.359.2325