James Krueger

  1. Regents Professor
  2. Integrative Physiology & Neuroscience
Email Address j.krueger@wsu.edu
Location SPBS 247
Phone 509-358-7808


Krueger received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin, his doctorate in physiology from the University of Pennsylvania, and his Doctorem Medicinae Honoris Causa from the University of Szeged. From 1974-78 he served as a research fellow and then an instructor in the Harvard Medical School Departments of Physiology and Biochemistry, and from 1978-81 he was a research associate in Physiology.  In 1981, he joined the Chicago Medical School Department of Physiology and Biophysics. He was an associate and full professor from 1985-97 at the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Tennessee. He joined WSU in 1997, and in 2007 was named a WSU Regents Professor. In 2010, Krueger received designation as Eminent Professor, the highest award given to WSU faculty. In 2012, he was named the WSU Honors College Faculty Thesis Advisor of the Year and elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences.

Affiliate and Adjunct Appointments

  • Affiliate, School of Molecular Biology


  • Doctorem Medicinae Honoris Causa, University of Szeged, Hungary
  • Post-doctoral studies in Biochemistry, Harvard Medical School, Boston
  • PhD, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • BS, University of Wisconsin, Madison


Honors and Awards

  • NIH Workshop – Honorary Remarks – Research Directions in Sleep, Circadian Biology, and COVID-19, 2021
  • W.M. Keck Foundation Award, 2020
  • Keynote Speaker, Australasian Sleep Research Society, Adelaide, Australia, 2016
  • Keynote Speaker, European Sleep Research Society, Tallinn, Estonia, 2014
  • Washington State Academy of Sciences (elected 2012), 2012
  • Honors College Faculty Thesis Advisor of the Year, Washington State University, 2012
  • Eminent Faculty Award, Washington State University, 2010
  • Pfizer Lectureship in Sleep, University of Michigan, 2006
  • Distinguished Scientist Award, Sleep Research Society, 2006
  • W. M. Keck Foundation Award, 2006
  • Doctorem Medicinae Honoris Causa, University of Szeged, Hungary, 2005
  • Pfizer Award for Research Excellence, Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine, 2003
  • Sahlin Faculty Excellence Award for Research, Washington State University, 2001
  • Neuroscience Grass Traveling Scientist, Jackson, Mississippi, 2000
  • Visiting Professor, Nanjing Medical University, Jiangsu Province, China, 1999
  • NIH/NINDS: Javits Award, 1997-2004
  • President of Faculty Senate, University of Tennessee-Memphis, 1995-1996
  • Honorary Award, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan, 1990
  • Taniguchi Fellow, Kyoto, Japan, 1984
  • Board of Trustees Research Award, Chicago Medical School, 1983
  • American Heart Association Career Investigator Fellow, 1978-1979