Oleaginous bacteria have considerable potential for the sustainable production of lipid-based chemicals. James’ research characterized and exploited lipid biosynthesis enzymes to create a biocatalyst. The work provides insight into bacterial lipid biosynthesis and facilitates the development of processes to sustainably produce oleochemicals.
PhD, Microbiology and Immunology, 2018
University of British Columbia
BSc, Honours, Biochemistry, 2011
University of Victoria