Stanley Jacobson


Title: Professor Emeritus, Biologist

Company: Tufts University

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Stanley Jacobson, Professor Emeritus and Biologist at Tufts University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Integrated Physiology and Pathobiology.

Dr. Jacobson entered his field as a volunteer with a VA hospital doing research on the nervous system, and though he has accepted the title of professor emeritus, still conducts research and publishes results for medical literature. His latest authored work is “Neuroanatomy for the Neuroscientist, Third Edition” released in 2017, and he is well known for his collaborations with Elliot Marcus, Thomas Sabin, and Brian Curtis. Notably, Dr. Jacobson was selected as a Fulbright Scholar to travel to Uganda in 2011, and is a Fulbright Fellow of the U.S. Department of State, as well as a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in London. He is recognized as a Marquis Who’s Who Industry Expert, and a recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Jacobson was featured in the 8th edition of Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare.

Born in Chicago in 1937, Dr. Jacobson initially studied zoology at the University of Illinois, and earned a PhD in anatomy from Northwestern University in 1963. As a student, his work as a research biologist with veterans affairs led to a brief collaboration with the division of neuroscience at the National Institutes of Health. He joined Tufts in the department of anatomy in 1967, and taught anatomy and cell biology until he accepted the title of emeritus. Among his many collaborative works, Dr. Jacobson is known as a contributor to “Integrated Neuroscience and Neurology” in particular.

Dr. Jacobson is  member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Association of University Professors, the Association of Medical Education in Europe, the American Association of Anatomists, and the Society of Neuroscience. He is also the father of Arthur S. Jacobson with his wife of many years, Avis G. Jacobson. Dr. Jacobson has two grandchildren, Ross Ian and Jase Leo, and enjoys the company of his brother Irwin and sister Shirley Behr. In his free time, Dr. Jacobson loves hiking, golf, travel, photography, and motorcycling. He would like to be remembered by his motto, “Gladly will he learn and gladly will he teach.”

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