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James M. Dewar

Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry

James carried out his undergraduate studies at the University of Bath, England, and graduated in 2007 with First Class Honours in Molecular and Cellular Biology. He received his PhD in 2011 in yeast genetics from Newcastle University, England, before undertaking post-doctoral training in Johannes Walter’s lab at Harvard Medical School, where he became a Charles A. King Trust Fellow. In 2016, James joined the Vanderbilt Faculty as an Assistant Professor of Biochemistry. Since joining Vanderbilt, James has been a recipient of a Joe and Dorothy Brown Foundation award for research into healthy aging and is an American Cancer Society Research Scholar.

Outside of the lab, James is a devoted parent, low-key audiophile, and podcast addict.

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