Meet Dr. Brad Kraemer, our new cell biologist!
Dr. Bradley Kraemer comes to the Department of Biological Sciences at EKU from Vanderbilt University. Originally from Hammond, Louisiana, Dr. Kraemer joins the department eager to teach biology courses and to develop his research laboratory. His area of interest is in cellular and molecular neuroscience.
Dr. Kraemer attended Centenary College in Shreveport, Louisiana where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience. He continued his education by enrolling in a biomedical graduate program at Vanderbilt University, where he joined a laboratory in the Department of Biochemistry to conduct neuroscience research. After receiving his Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Dr. Kraemer worked as a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Medicine at Vanderbilt, where he furthered his academic training.
Professor Kraemer has always been interested in scientific discovery. He is especially interested in the cellular mechanisms involved in the progression of neurodegeneration and in identifying novel targets for enhancing neural health. His dissertation work identified key proteins that exhibit sensitivity to oxidative stress and, when affected by such a cellular imbalance, cause damage and death of peripheral neurons. He is currently investigating mechanisms of central nervous system injury and repair. His work has implications for neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Kraemer looks forward to working with EKU students in his laboratory and engaging them in neuroscience research.
Dr. Kraemer is passionate about teaching and mentoring EKU students, both in his lab and in the classroom. He strives to help students apply what they learn in their coursework to real world applications. He wants his students to not only understand neuroscience and cell biology concepts, but to be able to incorporate that understanding into their world view and appreciate how these topics influence our everyday lives. Professor Kraemer is very welcoming and has an open door policy, allowing students to stop by his office with any questions that they may have.
Aside from EKU, Dr. Kraemer enjoys watching and playing basketball and tennis. He also appreciates music and occasionally plays the piano.
Published on September 15, 2016