Jeff W. Lichtman was born in Salt Lake City, Utah back in 1951. He received a BA from Bowdoin College inn 1973. Continuing his education, he received an MD and a PhD from Washington University in St. Louis. He completed his postdoctoral work at Harvard Medical School, establishing his lab at Washington University conducting research there for 30 years.
In 2004, he was appointed Jeremy R. Knowles Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard University. In 2013, he was named the Professor at Santiago Ramon y Cajal which is a five-year appointment. He is a faculty member within the Harvard Center for Brain Science and the Conte Center at Harvard University.
What you may not know about Jeff is that he is known for his pioneering work developing what is known as Brainbow, that is the process by which individual neurons in the brain can be distinguished from neighboring neurons by using florescent proteins. Why beyond me, what about you?
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