Start Year: 2013
Office: 157 Centennial Science Hall
B.S., Ph.D., Indiana University
James is a neuroscientist who teaches courses in Physiological Psychology and Behavioral Statistics. His research interest is broadly focused on the role of associative learning, conditioning mechanisms, and behavioral characteristics in drug addiction and relapse. Specifically, James is interested in the contributions of various limbic and basal ganglia structures in mediating the interactions between associative learning/behavioral characteristics and drug addiction/relapse. Along with UWRF Professor Dr. Daniel Linwick, James maintains a laboratory equipped with a MED Associates interface and several operant chambers used to provide students the opportunity to conduct independent research involving animals. In addition to presenting his research findings at conferences such as the Society for Neuroscience and the American Psychological Association, James has co-authored publications in the Journal of Neuroscience, Neuropsychopharmacology and the European Journal of Neuroscience.