Senior Research Scientist
B.S., Chemistry, Truman State University
Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, Kansas State University
Microscopy; Cellular Biology; Genetics; Gene Expression: Transcription to Translation; Scientific Communications
Jeffrey J. Lange, Ph.D., is the Senior Research Scientist in the Electron and Light Microscopy Technology Center at the Stowers Institute.
Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Lange attended Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri where he earned a B.S. in chemistry in 2004 before joining the lab of Dan Higgins, Ph.D., at Kansas State University for his doctoral studies. His Ph.D. work involved investigating the material properties of Poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS), a material commonly used in medical and microfluidics devices, using single molecule fluorescence microscopy and other spectroscopic techniques. From 2009-2011, Jeff worked to learn the fundamentals of cellular biology as a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Philip D. Stahl, Ph.D., at Washington University in St. Louis where he worked on illuminating the function of a hominoid specific oncogene, TBC1D3.
Lange joined the institute in 2011 in the Microscopy core as a Research Specialist I. In his time at the institute, his goal has been to collaborate with Investigators and laboratory researchers to plan experiments, acquire and analyze data, interpret results, and assist in writing publications relating to the researcher’s biological questions. This has sometimes led to employing techniques branching outside traditional microscopy including PDMS based microfluidics, Fourier Transform InfraRed (FTIR) Spectroscopy, High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), and macro imaging using large field of view cameras. Lange has worked in his current role since, August 2022.