Stephen Kucera


(813) 257-3324



401 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33606

Building Location

SC 215

Meet Stephen Kucera

Associate Professor, Biology


1987 State University of New York at Binghamton, B.S.
1993 University of New Mexico, Ph.D.

Courses Taught:

Introductory Biology
Molecular Genetics

Career Specialties:

Stephen Kucera's work focuses on evolutionary and human genetics.

Professional and Community Activities:

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

Honors and Awards:

Kucera was the recipient of the 2002 Joyce Keller Service Award and the 1997 Tampa Alpha Alumni Award.