Dr. James graduated in Microbiology from the University of Bristol in 1997, he completed his PhD at Imperial college London in 2001 working on the induction of transplantation tolerance. He completed his postdoctoral training at the University of California at Berkeley and University of Southampton. He held a lectureship in cancer immunology in Southampton before becoming an associate professor in 2015. He sits on the Editorial board of Journal of vaccines and immunology and on the Editorial advisory board of Immunology news.
Dr. James leads a group that focuses on understanding the mechanisms behind the immunodominance of antigens in tumours. In addition, his group investigates the role of antigen processing and presentation plays in generating immune responses. His research is based within the Faculty of Medicine campus; which consists of clinical and non-clinical scientists with post- and undergraduate students. Potential students, post-doctoral scientists or clinical scientists who are interested in joining his group are encouraged to contact Dr. James.