Professional Bio

Education

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Neurology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, 2011-present
  • Ph.D., Biology/Biological Education, University of Northern Colorado, 2011
  • MS, Business, City University of Seattle, WA, 2004
  • MS, Biology, Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA, 2000
  • BS, Biology, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA, 1997

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    Clinical Expertise & Certifications

    Professional Memberships

    • Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society
    • Colorado Children’s Immunization Coalition
    • American Society of Virology
    • International Society of Neurovirology
    • American Association of Immunologists (AAI), Education Committee
    • American Society of Microbiology
    • Team Based Learning Collaborative, Program Chair for Annual Meeting
    • American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) 

    Research and Scholarship

    Research Interests

    • Vaccine outreach and education
    • T cell responses to viral infection

    Recent Publications

    James SF, Braun LJ, Feltman C, et al. 2017. Development of an Integrated Immunology and Vaccines Pharmacy Elective. Inov Pharm;8(2): http://pubs.lib.umn.edu/innovations/vol8/iss2/1

    Traina-Dorge V, Doyle-Meyers LA, Sanford R, Manfredo J, Blackmon A, Wellish M, James S, Alvarez X, Midkiff C, Palmer BE, Deharo E, Gilden D, Mahalingam R. 2015. Simian Varicella Virus Is Present in Macrophages, Dendritic Cells, and T Cells in Lymph Nodes of Rhesus Macaques after Experimental Reactivation.   J Virol. Oct 1; 89(19): 9817–9824

    Sucher A, James S, Hanna C. 2014. Management of Nonoccupational Exposure to HIV.  US Pharmacist. April 18; 39(4)

    Nagel MA, James SF, Traktinskiy I, Wyborny A, Choe A, REmpel A, Baird NL, Gilden D.  (2014).  Inhibition of pSTAT 1 Nuclear Translocation and Antiviral Protein Expression in Human Brain Vascular Adventitial Fibroblasts Infected with Varicella Zoster Virus J Virol. 88(19):11634-7. DOI: 10.1128/JVI.01945-14. Epub 2014 Jul 23.

    Traina-Dorge V, Sanford R, James S, Doyle-Meyers LA, deHaro E, Wellish M, Gilden D, Mahalingam R.  Robust pro-inflammatory and lesser anti-inflammatory immune responses during primary simian varicella virus infection and reactivation in rhesus macaques. J Neurovirol. 2014 Oct;20(5):526-30. doi: 10.1007/s13365-014-0274-2. Epub 2014 Aug 20.          

    James S, Traina-Dorge V, Deharo E, Wellish M, Gilden D, Mahalingam R.  In immunosuppressed non-human primates latently infected with simian varicella virus, T cells increase two weeks before zoster and PD-1 expression is increased at the time of zoster. J Neurovirol. June 2014.

    James SF, Traina-Dorge V, Deharo E, Wellish M, Palmer BE, Gilden D, Mahalingam R. (2014).  Cells increase before zoster and PD-1 expression increases at the time of zoster in immunosuppressed nonhuman primates latently infected with simian varicella virus. J Neurovirol. 20(3):309-13. DOI: 10.1007/s13365-014-0237-7. Epub 2014 Feb 19.

    Birlea M, Nagel MA, Cohrs RJ, Mahalingam R, James S, Gilden D. VZV. In: Encyclopedia of Neurological Sciences, 2E (Aminoff MJ, Daroff RD, eds), Elsevier Inc., San Diego, CA, 2014.

    James S, Mahalingam R, Gilden D. Does apoptosis play a role in varicella zoster virus latency and reactivation? Viruses 4:1509-1514, 2012.

    Cogswell-Hawkinson A, Bowen R, James S, Gardiner D, Calisher CH, Adams R, Schountz T.  Tacaribe virus causes fatal infection of an ostensible host, the jamaican fruit bat. J Virol 86:5791-5799, 2012.

    Recent Presentations

    James, S.  Antibody response to vaccine preventable diseases in adults with Down syndrome. University of Colorado Crnic, Aurora, CO. April 2017.

    James S, Haight R, Feltman C.  Improving vaccination rates in Colorado.  American Pharmacist Association Invited speaker. 2016.

    James, S.  Emerging Infectious Diseases in Colorado.  Colorado Pharmacists Society Invited speaker. June 2015.

    James S. and Haight R. How Immunizations Work and Results from a Statewide Immunization Coverage Analysis.  Women in Government Invited Presentation, June 2015.

    James S. and Sucher A.  Ebola:  Pathogenesis and Prevention.  Regis University Seminar, 2014.

    James S. and  Haight R. Evaluation of a large, metropolitan area school district immunization coverage. Colorado State Legislators, March 2014.

     

    Awards & Recognition

    Grants

    • Response of Varicella Zoster specific T cells to Programmed Death Receptor-1 blockade. University Research and Scholarship Council (URSC), Regis University, $5,000, 2016-2017

    Awards

    • Founding Member, Raise the Bar, America Achieves, 2014
    • American Society of Microbiology, Teaching Fellowship Program, 2013-2014
    • Rocky Mountain Association of Microbiology Best Post-doctoral Talk, 2013
    • International Society for Neurovirology , Young Investigator Award, 2012
    • International Society for Neurovirology, Travel Award, 2012
    • American Association of Immunology , Public Policy Fellowship, 2012-2013
    • University of Northern Colorado, Academic Excellence in Research Award, 2010
    • Cross Family Memorial Scholarship, 2009-2010
    • Gerald D. Schmidt Memorial Fellowship, 2009-2010

    Community Involvement and Service

    Service to Regis University
    • Regis University Emergency Point of Dispensing Program, primary organizer and manager
    • Team Based Learning Collaborative, annual meeting program chair
    Service to Profession
    • Organized 8 School of Pharmacy (SOP) faculty in a panel discussion for 70 college students participating in the Colorado Students Leadership Institute (COSLI), CU Denver, July 13, 2016
    • American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, student chapter advisor

    Service to the Community   

    • Colorado Coalition for Immunizations, Working to provide ways for pharmacist involvement to improve immunizations in Colorado
    • City of Broomfield Police Department, Victim Advocate
    • Colorado HPV Advisory Board
    • Colorado Student Leadership Institute, Board member
    • Adams 12 School District School Improvement Team, Past-President
    • Colorado Children's Immunization Coalition (CCIC)