Headshot photo of James A. Galbraith, Ph.D.

James A. Galbraith, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, School of Medicine
  • Discovery Engine Investigator, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, School of Medicine
  • Neuroscience Graduate Program, School of Medicine
  • OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, School of Medicine


James A. Galbraith, Ph.D., combines biology, engineering and optic principles to investigate fundamental mechanisms of processes such as wiring the brain, synaptogenesis, cell division, and cell motility. His work on cellular decision making uses a combination of imaging, biophysics and neuro/cell biology to address cutting edge questions by leveraging emerging technologies.

Education and training

    • B.S., 1981, University of Pennsylvania
    • Ph.D., 1988, University of Pennsylvania



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