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Dr. Janae Sweeney
Janae Sweeney

Biological & Physical SciencesAssistant Professor of BiologyLeroy Davis Hall 230803-536-8387

Janae Sweeney

Dr. Janae Sweeney serves as an assistant professor of biology in the Department of Biological & Physical Sciences. In addition, she is the SCSU lead of the SC CADRE/U54 Biorepository (a collaborative grant partnership with the Medical University of South Carolina). Sweeney also runs a research lab in Leroy Davis Hall conducting Prostate Cancer/Cellular Biology research.


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Biology; emphasis in Cellular Biology (Ph.D.), Clark Atlanta University (May 2021)
  • Master of Science in Biology; emphasis in Cellular Molecular Biology & Physiology (M.S.), Georgia State University (December 2013)
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology; Chemistry minor (B.S.), South Carolina State University (December 2011)


Sweeney has been teaching at  SC State University for a total of four  years. Three as a Visiting Instructor and currently one as Assistant Professor of Biology. In addition to teaching at SC State University in the Department of Biological Sciences, she  was also hired as an adjunct instructor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Clark Atlanta University while seeking her doctoral degree.


  • General Zoology (B 150)
  • General Zoology Lab (B 154)
  • Introduction to University Community (UNIV 101)


Hobbies & Interests

She is a self-proclaimed sneakerhead, so she loves shopping for sneakers, as well as reading.