Simon Kaja

The University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA


Dr. Kaja is an experienced neurobiologist with more than twelve years' research experience in the academic, biotech and pharmaceutical industry setting. Dr. Kaja holds an appointment to Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Missouri - Kansas City, School of Medicine and serves as the Associate Director of Preclinical Research at the Vision Research Center. The focus of his research program centers around human neurological and neurodegenerative diseases and visual disorders. Dr. Kaja obtained his B.Sc. (Hons.) degree in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from Durham University, UK and hold a Ph.D. degree in Medicine/Neuroscience from Leiden University, The Netherlands. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Missouri - Kansas City, he has performed postdoctoral work at The University of British Columbia (Vancouver, B.C., Canada) and the University of North Texas Health Science Center (Fort Worth, TX). In addition to his academic work, Dr. Kaja has worked for a number of pharmaceutical companies, incl. Novo Nordisk A/S, Bayer AG, Neuromed Pharmaceuticals Inc., NeuroSearch A/S and K&P Scientific LLC.

Biography Updated on 28 May 2013

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