Dr. James joins the Science faculty at BASIS Independent Brooklyn after working as a Postdoctoral Research Associate focused on genetics and organism development at Yale University. At Yale, she designed, managed, and executed projects using advanced genetics and microscopy procedures. She received her Bachelor of Science and Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from Louisiana State University (LSU).
In terms of research recognition, Dr. James published two papers and one review article in two prestigious peer-reviewed academic journals. She also presented at the 9th Annual International Conference on Ribosome Synthesis, 2013 American Society for Cell Biology Conference, and 56th Annual Drosophila Research Conference.
While pursuing her Doctorate at LSU, Dr. James learned of her love of teaching science. She worked as a teaching assistant for introductory biology class as well as microbiology labs where she prepared and presented lectures. She also coordinated and supervised experiments. While at Yale, Dr. James gained experience working with local New Haven high school students.
“I thoroughly enjoy learning about the most recent advances in biology, particularly genetics, and I have a passion for science education,” says Dr. James.
In her spare time, Dr. James enjoys listening to educational podcasts and learning as well as practicing makeup artistry.