Kenneth G. Sossa, PhD


Professor, Department of Biology and Chemistry

Phone: (626) 815-6619

Email: [email protected]

Office Location: Segerstrom Science Center, Room 215

Dr. Sossa came to APU in 2021 as a faculty member in the Biology and Chemistry Department teaching Neurobiology, Regional Anatomy, Human Physiology, and General Biology I. He is committed to training and mentoring the next generation of scientists. His research interests include cockroach sensory neuron adaptation as well as insect metabolism, microbiology, and behavior. He enjoys sharing his cockroach research with students, scientists, and science educators. Dr. Sossa serves on the Department's Assessment Committee and Faith Integration Committee. As a Latino raised in NYC, he is passionately committed to supporting and encouraging underserved and underrepresented communities in the biological sciences.


  • PhD in Neuroscience, Albert Einstein College of Medicine 2007
  • MS in Neuroscience Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 2002
  • BS in Molecular Biology, Hampton University, 1999

Academic Area

  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


  • Neurophysiology
  • Insect Behavior
  • Insect Gut-Brain Axis
  • Insect Sensory Neuron Physiology
  • Neurobiology
  • Neuroscience

Courses Taught

  • BIOL 151 - General Biology I
  • BIOL 226 - Intro to Neurobiology
  • BIOL 326 - Neurobiology
  • BIOL 251 - Human Physiology
  • BIOL 346 - Regional Anatomy