James graduated in Biological Sciences from the University of Oxford in 2006. He then worked at the Veterinary Laboratories Agency (since renamed the Animal and Plant Health Agency) for two years helping to develop a multi-locus sequence typing scheme for Brucella species.
He obtained a PhD at the University of Nottingham in 2013, studying host-pathogen interactions in Acanthamoeba castellanii infections and in particular, the rare cases where amoebas cause neurological infections in immune-compromised patients. Subsequently, he worked as a postdoctoral research associate at Keele University, investigating the telomere maintenance proteins of the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum.
James joined Micropathology in early 2017, and will be involved in the company’s molecular diagnostic work and in assay validation.