James Krueger selected for Eminent Faculty Award
(Wednesday, February 10, 2010)
PULLMAN, Wash.- Regents Professor James M. Krueger will receive the 2010
Eminent Faculty Award from Washington State University. A neuroscience
professor in Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience, he will be honored
during the annual Showcase celebration March 26.
Krueger is a pioneer in sleep research focused on the biochemical
regulation of sleep, the relationships between sleep and infectious disease,
and how the brain is organized to produce sleep. In December 2008 he
published a seminal review in "Nature Neuroscience" regarding the control
and function of sleep.
Among other honors, Krueger has earned a Javits Award from the National
Institutes of Health/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and
Stroke. He was honored in 2006 by the Sleep Research Society with the
Distinguished Scientist Award, the society's highest award. At WSU, he
received the Sahlin Faculty Excellence Award for Research.
Krueger earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of
Wisconsin and his doctorate in physiology from the University of
Pennsylvania. He served at the Harvard Medical School, Chicago Medical
School and the University of Tennessee before joining WSU in 1997.
The Eminent Faculty Award, the highest honor bestowed by WSU upon
faculty, was created in 2000 to honor career-long excellence within WSU's
academic community. A nominee must be a full-time WSU faculty member,
employed for a minimum of 10 years at the university, who has changed the
thinking in his or her field by making lasting contributions through
teaching, research, creative scholarship and service. He/she also must have
made notable contributions to the vitality and strength of the WSU
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