James W. Lillard


James Lillard completed his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science from the Ohio State University in 1988 and worked as a product development engineer for IBM from 1988 to 1992. He received his Ph.D. in Microbiology & Immunology from the University of Kentucky School of Medicine, where he studied Yersinia “plague” pathogenesis from 1992 to 1996 under the direction of Robert Perry, Ph.D. Dr. Lillard completed his post-doctoral training from 1996 to 1999 in mucosal immunology under the direction of Jerry McGhee, Ph.D. at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in the Department of Microbiology. Subsequently, he worked as an Assistant , Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology, Biochemistry, and Immunology at Morehouse School of Medicine from 1999 to 2006 and completed an Executive MBA focused on Biotechnology & Healthcare from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University from 2001 to 2002.

Research Interests:

His /her research interest mainly focuses on immuno-biology who uses both in silico and in vivo methods to develop biologics, humanized antibodies, vaccines, and nanoparticles to diagnose, prevent, and/or treat (prostate, breast, and ovarian) cancer and infectious diseases