Annual Showcase honors
Krueger selected for Eminent Faculty Award
Regents Professor James M. Krueger will receive the 2010 Eminent Faculty Award from WSU. A neuroscience professor in Veterinary and Comparative Anatomy, Pharmacology and Physiology, 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 its highest award - the Distinguished Scientist 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 community.