James Kuchenbecker

James Kuchenbecker received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering in 2004 and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering in 2008 from Marquette University where he was the recipient of the GAANN fellowship. His graduate research was conducted in the laboratories of Jay and Maureen Neitz. After receiving his Ph.D. Jim continued to work with the Neitz’s as a postdoctoral scholar, and it is during this time that he first got interested in intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells and their role in setting the circadian time in humans. Presently, Jim is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Washington. Jim has been an author on over 70 peer reviewed publications in scientific journals, including Nature, and he is listed as an inventor on 2 patents.


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