Dr. Jim Vaught Editor in Chief, Biopreservation & Biobanking, USA2 Talks
Dr. Jim Vaught spent 14 years at the U.S. National Cancer Institute, most recently as the Chief of the Biorepositories and Biospecimen Research Branch. He earned a B.S. in chemistry from the University of Georgia and Ph.D. in biochemistry from the Medical College of Georgia. He has been working in... read morethe field of biobanking and biospecimen science for over 20 years. In 1999, he was one of the founding members of the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER) and served two terms as its president. In 2018 he was the recipient of ISBER’s Founder’s Award. His current work includes providing biobanking consulting services and serving on a number of advisory boards. He is the author of over 80 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in chemical carcinogenesis and drug metabolism, biobanking and biospecimen science. From 2006 to 2012 he was Senior Editor for Biospecimens and Biorepositories for the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention. He is the current Editor-in-Chief of Biopreservation and Biobanking, the official journal of ISBER. He is a Guest Professor at Central South University in Changsha China, where he is a lecturer for a post-graduate biobanking course.