James grew up in Oxfordshire, where he spent most of his teenage years romping through countryside lanes and completely failing to acquire a dark past. He completed his undergraduate degree in Natural Sciences at Cambridge university, before changing teams and completing his PhD in Clinical Medicine at Oxford University. He is still not sure who to support on boat race night.
James’ PhD focused on how the body senses oxygen and how this relates to a variety of cancers, and he spent much of his time using fluorescent molecules to identify a unique stem cell located in the neck.
James now lives in Devon, where he lives on a farm with several alpacas and a thriving bat and badger population, which provides good practice for his ID skills. In his free time, he enjoys reading, playing RPGs, and hiking.
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