About Me

I’m Brian James, an aspiring bioinformaticist with a very wide breadth of other knowledge and interests. I graduated with Honors from the University of Illinois in Computer Science. Several years ago, I became a homeowner of a uniquely appropriate fixer-upper which has kept me busy with renovations and improvements. In my spare time, I also freelance as a writing coach, particularly for engineering and science students.

My wife is a behavioral geneticist. She is currently finishing her PhD in Neuroscience here at the U of I, after graduating from Washington University in St. Louis, where we met.

My dog Kaylee is an adorable border collie hybrid. Even she’s an intellectual. She uses a doorbell to go outside, has a vocabulary exceeding 150 words, and differentiates conceptual categories like “something to chew” or “a tug toy”.


Functional Characterization of Transcription Factor Motifs Using Cross-species Comparison across Large Evolutionary Distances

Jaebum Kim, Ryan Cunningham, Brian James, Stefan Wyder, Joshua D. Gibson, Oliver Niehuis, Evgeny M. Zdobnov, Hugh M. Robertson, Gene E. Robinson, John H. Werren, Saurabh Sinha

PLoS Computational Biology, 6(1): e1000652
January 29, 2010
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1000652