Graduate Student: James Clinton (Neuroscience)
James Clinton was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay area.
He received his bachelor's degree in psychology with a focus in neuroscience
from the University of California, San Diego. During his time as an
undergraduate he worked in a diverse group of labs including: The La Jolla
Institute for Molecular Medicine, looking at the use of allogeneic cytotoxic T
lymphocytes for treating brain tumors; developing an animal model of
Schizophrenia for testing novel anti-psychotics at the UCSD Medical Center; and
exploring the cognitive deficits in aphasic stroke patients and language
impaired children using functional magnetic resonance imaging at the Language
and Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, where he was employed as Lab Manager
after graduating from UCSD. He is currently working on his doctoral dissertation
in Dr. James Krueger's laboratory.
Current research topic:
Activity-dependent biochemical regulation of NREM sleep.
Research interests: The tripartite synapse,
optogenetics, multi-electrode array in-vitro electrophysiology.
Hobbies: Pool, reading, fixing/upgrading my computer, upgrading/breaking my car,
ARCS fellowship; Poncin scholarship
Dr. James Krueger
Year entered PhD Program: