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Dr. James Harper

Assistant Professor
Sam Houston State University
1900 Avenue I

Brief Biography:

I am a broadly trained physiologist interested in the comparative biology of aging at both the cellular and whole organism level.  I received a BS in Biology from SUNY Geneseo in 1994, followed by a PhD in Zoology from the Universirty of Idaho where Steve Austad served as my mentor.  In 2000, I went to the University of Michigan as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Pathology and was promoted to the faculty (research track) in 2004. 


Academic positions:

Research Investigator, Department of Pathology


Research interests:

The effect of early life events, especially nutritional intake, on aging and longevity in mice.  The role of cytotoxic and metabolic stress resistance as a modulator of species life span using primary cell lines.  


What I think of the idea behind WebmedCentral:

It is a wonderful idea that will do much for research into aging, and the life sciences in general.