Immunology and MicrobiologyDenver, Colorado, United States of America
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Dr. James earned her undergraduate degree in Biology from Gonzaga University, her MS degree in Biology from Eastern Washington University and an MBA from the City University of Seattle. After spending years in the biotechnology industry, she returned to school at the University of Northern Colorado earning her doctoral degree in Biological Education, studying both education and zoonotic viruses, and completing her dissertation on “The Effects of TGF on Hantavirus Cardiopulmonary Disease”.
Following her graduate studies, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Neurology at the University of Colorado where her research investigated the immune responses to Varicella zoster virus reactivation (which causes shingles).
She is currently an Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Science within the School of Pharmacy at Regis University, Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions where she teaches the immunology and infectious disease units and the elective “Immunology and Vaccines.” She also serves as COVID laboratory director for Regis Student Health and Coordinator of Research and Community Health Initiatives for the College.
Dr. James is involved with several educational and scientific organizations and received the International Society for Neurovirology Young Investigator Award, the American Association of Immunology Public Policy Fellowship, and the American Society of Microbiology Teaching Fellow. Additionally, she has served on the Education Committee for the American Association of Immunologists, the advisory board of the Colorado Student Leadership Institute and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Immunize Colorado. The James laboratory studies how adults with Down syndrome respond to infections and infectious diseases and attitudes on immunizations at community pharmacies."