Prof. James P. Chambers is a Professor in Department of Biology at University of Texas at San Antonio. He holds a Doctorate degree in Biochemistry from the Department of Biochemistry, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (1975). After obtaining his Ph.D., Prof. Chambers was an NIH postdoctoral training fellow in The Department of Biochemistry (1976-1978), The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh. He served as interim Director of the Division of Life Sciences (1991-1992, currently the Department of Biology). In 1992, Dr. Chambers implemented the first free-standing doctoral degree program at The University of Texas at San Antonio (a Ph.D. in Biology with an emphasis in Neurobiology), and served as Supervising Professor for its first two Ph.D. degree recipients. Dr. Chambers has worked on a wide array of sponsored research projects over the past 30 years, is a recipient of numerous research awards and has published extensively in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Prof. Chamber's research focuses on Biochemistry (enzymology, glycoconjugate characterization, inborn errors of metabolism, biodetection, biosensor sensing element development, gene expression in Alzheimer’s Disease, chip-based sensor development, SELEX, translational science, and applications).