Welsh Crucible 2022
James obtained his BSc Hons degree in Pathology and Microbiology at the University of Bristol prior to completing his PhD at Cardiff University studying why the immune system destroys the insulin-producing cells in type 1 diabetes. Upon completion of his PhD he obtained a Fulbright-Diabetes UK Research Scholarship, and later a JDRF postdoctoral fellowship, to conduct research investigating the role of germs (i.e. bacteria) in altering the immune cells in type 1 diabetes at Yale University, USA. He is now continuing his work in type 1 diabetes research as a MRC Career Development Award recipient leading his independent research group at Cardiff University. James is extremely keen to grow new interdisciplinary basic and translational collaborations, as well as growing his public engagement network.