William James

Professor of Virology | HEFCE | Brasenose College | william.james@path.ox.ac.uk

I am a virologist with a background in genetics and microbiology. My research interest since the mid-1980s has been largely focused on the AIDS virus, HIV-1, particularly how it replicates in macrophages and how smart nucleic acids can be developed to prevent its replication. I teach virology to medical students at Oxford University and am a Fellow of Brasenose College. I am also the University’s Pro Vice-Chancellor for Planning and Resource Allocation.

You can view my brief, introductions to evolutionary sciences, particularly population genetics and phylogenetics now on YouTube.

Education

Post-graduate Diploma in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
University of Oxford Dissertation on PBL and predictive assessment. Awarded distinction
2001

Doctorate of Philosophy, Microbiology

University of Oxford

Graduate supervisor, Professor Joel Mandelstam, FRS

1984

Bachelor of Science (Hons), Biological Sciences

University of Birmingham

Concentration in Genetics

1981

Career History

Subsidiary appointments in italics

Associate Head (Finance Capital & Infrastructure),

Division of Medical Sciences, University of Oxford

2008 – date

Head of Department,Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford 2007-8
Professor of Virology,Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford 2006 – date
Academic Bursar,Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford 2005 – date
Tutor in Medical Sciences, Brasenose College, Oxford 2001 – date
University Lecturer in Experimental Pathology,Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford 1997 – 2006
Tutor in Medical Sciences, Magdalen College Oxford 1997 – 2001
University Research Lecturer,Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford 1994 – 1997
Monsanto Senior Research Fellow in Molecular Biology,Exeter College, Oxford 1989 – 1994
Stipendiary Lecturer in Molecular Biology and Pathology,Christ Church and St Edmund Hall, Oxford 1987 – 1989
Junior Research Fellow, Linacre College Oxford 1985 – 1987
Departmental Demonstrator in Bacteriology,Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford 1984 – 1989