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James Nieh

Vice Chair & Professor, Section of Ecology, Behavior and Evolution, UCSD

James Nieh was born in Taiwan and grew up in Valencia, California. He earned a B.A. with honors in 1991 from Harvard University and entered the Ph. D. program at Cornell University in the Section of Neurobiology and Behavior, where his advisor was Tom Seeley. In 1997, he received his Ph. D. and was a NSF-NATO postdoctoral fellow in Germany at the University of Wuerzburg with Dr. Juergen Tautz. He then received the prestigious Harvard Junior Fellowship. In 2000, he joined the Biology faculty at UCSD, where he is currently a professor in the Section of Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution.