Corey Ungaro MS

Senior Scientist


Nutrition and Exercise Physiology Research, Biochemistry

GSSI Teammate Since:


Area of Expertise:

Biochemistry and Chemical Science, Wearable Technology, American Football


BA Augustana College (Biology), MS Roosevelt University (Biotechnology and Chemistry), currently enrolled PhD Northern Illinois University (Health and Human Sciences)

Athletic Background:

Four year starter in football at Augustana College as a running back, punt returner, and kick returner. Was selected as an All-Conference RB and USA Collegiate All-Star Team RB. Ran the 100m, 200m and 4x400m for the Augustana track and field team.

SCIENTIFIC BACKGROUND:  Corey Ungaro is a biochemist at the Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI). He joined GSSI in April of 2011 to provide global support for GSSI research, athlete service, innovation and education groups. Corey is responsible for coordinating globally, biochemistry protocols, managing biochemistry samples, biochemical analysis, and reporting.  Corey has provided support out in the field and has been an integral part in the development and evaluation of technology and innovation.  Corey grew up in Wonder Lake, Illinois and attend Woodstock H.S. where he was a three-sport team captain in football, wrestling and track, and received the Athlete of the Year award his senior year. He was fortunate enough to go on to participate in football and track while earning his BA in Biology at Augustana College. Corey then went on to Roosevelt University to earn his MS in Biotechnology and Chemistry, with his graduate research focused on the effects of the compound resveratrol on cell signaling death of colorectal cancer cells. Currently, Corey is enrolled at Northern Illinois University working on his PhD in Health and Human Sciences with a focus on athlete sleep and recovery.  In his free time, Corey likes to run 5Ks and half-marathons competitively, play guitar, chase his kids and wife around and participate in team sports.