James Cherry

James Cherry
  • Graduate Faculty

Assistant Professor of Biology

James Cherry


As an assistant professor of biology, I teach graduate level lecture and lab courses in the Biomedical Science Master’s Program.  I have also taught numerous undergraduate courses in introductory biology, biotechnology, and cancer biology.  In addition to teaching, I assist graduate and undergraduate students in identifying research opportunities in area labs.

My research interests include studying the molecular changes in ovarian tumor progression and identifying biomarkers for early diagnosis and detection of ovarian cancer.  I have also developed a high-throughput platform for detecting micro RNA and molecular profiling.  At the National Cancer Institute in Frederick, MD I am the Scientific Program Director for the Laboratory Animal Science Program where I oversee the Genome Modification Core and Gnotobiotics operations in the Center for Cancer Research. 


  • Ph.D., The Catholic University of America (Molecular Biology: Bio-Medical Science)
  • M.S., Johns Hopkins University (Molecular Biology: Biotechnology)
  • B.S., Shepherd University (Biology)