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Tufts University School of Medicine

James Kubilus

Research Assistant Professor of Immunology
Associate Program Director, MS in Biomedical Sciences Program
Department: Immunology
Programs: Biomedical Sciences, Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology
Laboratory: Jaharis 3

James Kubilus

Research Assistant Professor of Immunology
Associate Program Director, MS in Biomedical Sciences Program
Department: Immunology
Programs: Biomedical Sciences, Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology
Laboratory: Jaharis 3

Phone 617-636-6682
Lab phone: 617-636-3957
Office: Jaharis 333
Campus: Boston

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Education

  • BS, Biology, University of Vermont
  • PhD, Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology, Sackler School, Tufts University
  • Postdoctoral Training, Tufts University School of Medicine

Research synopsis

Our major research interest focuses on understanding the sensory innervation of the cornea. Corneal nerves protect this tissue by responding to damaging stimuli that could result in a loss of vision. We center our efforts around two main questions. We hope to understand the factors that guide nerves to the cornea during development, and once in the cornea, we want to elucidate the functional mechanisms that allow these sensory nerves to respond to different damaging stimuli.