Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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C David  James, PhD

C David James, PhD

Vice Chair for Research, Department of Neurological Surgery

Jean Malnati Miller Professor of Brain Tumor Research

Professor of Neurological Surgery

Focus of Work


My primary research interest and activity involves the use of human brain tumor xenograft models for identifying effective therapeutics to treat brain tumor patients, as based on specific molecular characteristics of each patient’s tumor.


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Education and Certification

  • PhD: Wright State University School of Medicine, Biomedical Sciences (1986)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: McGill University, Canada, Tumor Biology (1989)


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