PhD, Biomedical Sciences, University of Connecticut Health Center
MS, Applied Genetics, University of Connecticut Health Center
BS, Biology, Stillman College
Eric James' postdoctoral research has mainly focused on tissue-engineering approaches for functionalizing silk protein-based orthopedic devices for regeneration and repair. As a postdoctoral fellow, he developed non-viral miRNA delivery systems via silk-based devices with the capacity of inducing simultaneous blood vessel and bone formation, and he also worked on numerous projects related to growth factors and surface modified materials, and tunable degradation of silk biomaterial scaffolds. James’s future research plans are aimed at modifying biomaterials for clinical and translational therapeutics based on RNAi and microRNA therapeutics for complete tissue functionality.