James A. Wise

Dr. James A. Wise

Associate Professor of Biology,
Undergraduate Laison

Dr. James Wise earned and his Doctorate in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Illinois at Chicago; he earlier received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Macalester College, St. Paul, MN. Dr. Wise came to Hampton University in 1992 following 3 years of post-doctoral work at the Biotechnology Research Institute in Rockville, Maryland. His research interests include predator-prey dynamics in microbial microcosms and in the development of the use of protozoa in inquiry-based introductory biology laboratories. Dr. Wise teaches Immunology, Virology, Introduction to Biology lectures and labs and has also taught classes in cancer biology and research. Dr. Wise is a biology question reader for the Advanced Placement exam, and is a member and has twice been president of the Tidewater chapter of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society.

Educational Background:
Ph.D. (Immunology),
University of Illinois at Chicago, 1989

Classes Taught:
Immunology, Virology, Cell Biology,
Introduction to Biology

Research Interests:
Ph.D., 1989; The University of Illinois at Chicago.
Effects of chemotherapeutic agents on cancer cell lines.


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