James joined the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center as Assistant Director of Research Programs in February of 2019.
In his role with the Cancer Center, James serves as a subject matter expert on scientific and technical grant writing. He works closely with the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center Director and Scientific Program Leaders to foster a collaborative environment among members and identify and develop additional funding opportunities.
James obtained his PhD from Cleveland State University where he researched mechanisms of angiogenic modulation in melanoma and carcinoma. Following his graduate work, he joined the Cleveland Clinic as a post-doctoral research fellow. During this time, he delved into the complex interplay between cancer stem cells and the microenvironment, primarily in the context of glioblastoma and triple-negative breast cancer.