Jeff W. Lichtman

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

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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Comments (17)

Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi James - This is probably good for people with parkinsons and other movement disorders.

Jun 04, 2021 04:09 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

It is beyond me as well, but it sounds like good things could come from it.  Our brains are so very powerful.

Jun 04, 2021 04:43 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

He has had some amazing breakthroughs.

Make yourself an awesome day.

Jun 04, 2021 05:00 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Way beyond me is an understaement. But good to know someone understands it and is looking for more. Enjoy your day.

Jun 04, 2021 05:02 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Elementary my dear James Dray (just kidding) 😄. My question is why? For what pupose would one use  the process by which individual neurons in the brain can be distinguished from neighboring neurons.

Jun 04, 2021 05:30 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - there are many things in life that are "beyond my paygrade".  And when it comes to brain neurons, Dr Lichtman is likely in a much different ranking.  Thankfully,  there are many people like him in medicine and other fields who are stand-outs.  

Jun 04, 2021 05:43 AM
faye schubert
Retired - Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

I love hearing about incredibly talented people using their gifts to better humanity.

Jun 04, 2021 06:30 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What an interesting concept, and perhaps in my next life, I will be able to understand this better.  A

Jun 04, 2021 07:27 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

I am sure this is an amazing invention. I am also sure a few people know why it is

Jun 04, 2021 07:57 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, James, for sharing this story. 

Have a great day and an outstanding weekend.

Jun 04, 2021 08:39 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning James! Yes way beyond me as well my friend. Way beyond me

Jun 04, 2021 08:39 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James Dray - Beyond me as well but we need people like Jeff to make the world of medicine a better place...

Jun 04, 2021 10:13 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Way beyond me, too, James. I have friends whose kids went to Bowdoin... a very interesting school and curriculum.

Jun 04, 2021 10:46 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hmmm James- perhaps if we could distinguish the different neurons and what affects each different one, it would help us in understanding various disorders. Maybe certain ones carry movement messages. 

Jun 04, 2021 12:07 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Sounds like a brilliant man, and with a skill set and knowledge base far greater than I could ever hope to have.

Jun 04, 2021 01:07 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Well when you mention people almost my ages I must look in the mirror and say so what happened why are they not writing about you?:))Endre

Jun 04, 2021 11:11 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

I have no clue what Dr. Lichtman does for a living. Yeah, I know what you said he does, James Dray, but it means nothing to me.

Oct 21, 2021 12:00 PM