Jennifer Luebke, PhD, Professor and Chair ad interim of Anatomy & Neurobiology, has been appointed Waterhouse Professor and Chair of the Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology, effective July 1.
Dr. Luebke received her doctorate in Anatomy & Neurobiology from Boston University School of Medicine and completed postdoctoral training in neurophysiology at Harvard Medical School and Tufts University School of Medicine. She joined BUSM as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology in 1996.
Dr. Luebke’s research focuses on the normal structural, neurochemical and functions of neurons in various brain areas and how these are modified in neurodegenerative disease and normal aging. Her work, continuously funded for more than 20 years, has identified specific characteristics of neurons and mechanisms underlying vulnerability of neurons in normal and pathological aging.
Dr. Luebke has served as Vice Chair and Chair ad interim of the department as well as Course Director for Medical Neuroscience and Director of the Graduate Program. She also has served on the BUSM Medical Student Evaluation and Promotions Committee, BU Faculty Council Executive Committee and the BU Climate Action Plan Taskforce. She serves as Associate Editor of Frontiers in Neuroanatomy, as a reviewer for the NIH, including on Special Emphasis Panels for the Brain Initiative, and as a reviewer for many other journals and funding agencies.