James W. Jacobberger, PhD

Professor Emeritus
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
Cytometry and Microscopy Shared Resource
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
Cancer Imaging Program
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

Dr. Jacobberger is Professor Emeritus in the Division of General Medical Sciences and has worked at Case Western Reserve University since 1985. 2018. He started as an assistant professor at CWRU in 1985, became an associate professor in 1993 and a professor in General Medical Sciences in 2001. Also in 1985, Dr. Jacobberger started as the director of the Flow Cytometry Core. Between 2002 and 2005, he was the Core Facility Liaison to the Cancer Center Director. In 2006, Dr. Jacobberger started as the Associate Director for Shared Resources at the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center. In 2011, he became the Co-Director of the Immune Function Core, CWRU Center for AIDS Research. In 2012, Dr. Jacobberger became Director of Cytometry & Imaging Research.

In 1977, Dr. Jacobberger earned a Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  He earned his MS and PhD in microbiology and immunology from the University of Rochester in 1982 and 1983, respectively. He did post-doctorate work in experimental pathology at the University of Colorado in 1984.

Research Information

Research Interests

Dr. Jacobberger's broad interests are cell and cancer cell biology with special interests in the logic of the cell cycle, cell signaling, and differentiation. His focused research uses a cytometry-centered approach to analyze these three processes. On the practical side, he has a long-standing interest in cytometry-based cancer biomarkers and support for clinical trials. On the less practical side, Dr. Jacobberger has an interest in mathematical modeling applied to his interests.