Stephen D. Kucera
Department of Biology
University of Tampa
United States of America
Stephen Kucera earned his Ph.D. in evolutionary genetics and studied genetics of the timing of insect life cycles in seasonal environments. He has also worked on inherited forms of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative disorders in families that show rare Mendelian patterns of inheritance with a research group at the Mayo clinic in Jacksonville. Currently, he is studying a large, extended family that has three children with Down syndrome to determine whether there is a genetic component to the unusually high incidence of Down in this family.
Stephen Kucera's work focuses on evolutionary and human genetics.