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Cox James

Chairman of Department of Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry


I am originally from Iowa and attended Iowa State University where I received a BS degree in Biochemistry  Following that I then received my PhD degree in Biochemistry from the University of South Dakota School of Medicine.  The focus of my doctorate studies was DNA repair studies in Chlamydomonas rheinhardi.     I next completed two postdoctoral positions at Mt Sinai School of Medicine in New York City working first with Dr. David Calhoun in Microbiology and then Dr. Phyllis Shaw in Anatomy/Cell Biology.   I am currently an associate professor of Biochemistry at AT Still University in Kirksville Missouri.   I work with metastatic melanoma cells and I am particularly interested in mechanisms of tumor cell migration and invasion by proteolytic enzymes.

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I am also interested in apoptosis, cell signaling, and mechanisms of cell aging.

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