Professor, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of California Irvine School of Medicine; Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, UCI School for Biological Sciences
Anthony James is a Distinguished Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics (School of Medicine) and Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (Ayala School of Biological Sciences) at University of California, Irvine. His research group uses genetics as the basis for synthetic approaches to prevent transmission of mosquito-borne diseases. Contributions include the development of mosquito transgenesis procedures and engineered genes that interfere with malaria parasite development in mosquitoes. A National Academy of Sciences member, James was previously on faculty at Harvard School of Public Health. Honors include the Entomological Society of America’s Nan-Yao Su Award for Innovation and Creativity in Entomology, the Burroughs-Wellcome New Initiatives in Malaria Award, and the UCI Medal.