James (Jim) Neugebauer, Doctoral Candidate

Population Genomics of Felids in South Texas
Serving Since

James (Jim) grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on a lot that backed up to a patch of woods with a creek running through it, where he developed a love for the outdoors. He earned his B.S. in Biology from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA while implementing a camera trapping survey for bobcats in the state. He continued his work in the Janecka Genomics lab studying the population structure of American black bears to earn his M.S. in Environmental Science. After a brief period working for New Jersey Fish and Wildlife in the Office of Health and Forensics, he returned to continue as a Lab Manger in the Janecka Genomics Lab, expanding his previous black bear work. Now, Jim is studying the genomics of felid populations in South Texas. When not working, Jim enjoys hunting over his dog Bleu, running, and saltwater fishing.