Elizabeth James  

Elizabeth James, PhD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Environmental Health Sciences
Department of Global Environmental Health Sciences
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
1440 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 988-2332
Fax: (504) 988-1726




Research Interests:

biochemistry, technology and teaching/learning, distance learning


Educational Background:


  • PhD, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  • Post-graduate work, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA

Selected Publications: 


"Induced Mutagenesis, Molecular Mechanism and Their Implications for Environmental Protection", Editor Christopher W. Lawrence, Plenum Press, New York, 1983.  

"DNA Repair, A Laboratory Manual of Research Procedures", vol. 2, Chapter title, "Techniques Involving phiX174 Fidelity of Replication and Repair", Editor E. C. Friedberg and P.C. Hanawalt, Mercel Dekker, Inc. 1983.  

Zakour R., James, E. A., Loeb L. A.,  "Site Specific Mutagenesis:  Insertion of Single Noncomplementary Nucleotides at Specified Sites by Error Directed DNA Polymerization", Nucleic Acids Research, 12, no.16, 1984.  

Loeb L. A., James E. A., Walterdorph A., Klebanoff S., "Mutagenesis By the Autoxidation of Iron with Isolated DNA", Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., (USA), 85, 3918-3922, 1988.  

Beechem J. M., James E. A., Brand L., "Time-resolved Fluorescence Studies of the Protein Folding Process: New Instrumentation, Analysis and Experimental Approaches", SPIE Conference 1204, Symposium on Laser Spectroscopy, 1204-1237, Jan 1990.  

James E. A., Wu P. G., Stites W., Brand L., "Compact Denatured State of a Staphylococcal Nuclease Mutant By Guanidinium as Determined by Resonance Energy Transfer", Biochemistry, 31, (42), 10217-10222, 1993.  

Wu P. G., James E. A., Brand L., "Compact Thermally-Denatured State of a Staphylococcal Nuclease Mutant From Resonance Energy Transfer Measurements", Biophysical Chemistry, 48, 1993.  

James E. A., Schmeltzer K., Ligler F. S., "Detection of Endotoxin Using an Evanescent Wave Fiber-Optic Biosensor", Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, (60), 189-202, 1996.  

Ligler F. S., James E. A., "Rapid Assay For Detection of Endotoxin", United States Statutory Invention Registration, H1775, Jan. 5, 1999.  

D.  Blake, H. Yu, E.A. James, X. Li, and R.C. Blake II (2005) "Field Portable and Autonomous Immunosensors for the Detection of Environmental Contaminants", Uranium in the Environment: Mining Impact and Consequences, (eds. B.J. Merkel and A. Hasche-Berger) Springer, Berlin, pp. 87-96.  

E.A. James, M. Henry, S. Melton, D. Blake, "A field-portable immunosensor for caffeine as an environmental marker for fecal contamination", Biosensors, 2006. (in progress)        

E.A. James, D. Blake, "Method for Rapid Antibody Analysis and Optimization  for detection optimization", Analytical Biochemistry, 2006.  (in progress) 

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