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Dr. James Perkins

Professional Experience:
President Translational Technologies LLC (2015-present): Vice President Research and Sponsored Programs, Clark Atlanta University (2014-2015): Director (2007-2014) and Co-PI RCMI Translational Research Network Data and Technology Coordinating Center (DTCC) and Professor of Chemistry, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University - $20 Million Budget (2007-2017):Site PI-for Jackson State University’s participation in a 9 member consortium, led by Harvard University to build a prototype national resource discovery network, supported by a $15 million NIH ARRA award (#1U24RR1029825-01), Sub-award for the DCC from Harvard ($1.1 Million) (2011-2013). Directed the expansion of the program to the entire RCMI TRN. Site PI for the Minorities Health Genomics and Translational Research Network a $13 Million NIH ARRA funded project,$413 K sub-award from MSM (2011-2013).

Associate Dean, Research & Corporate Relations (November 2007-December 2009), College of Science, Engineering and Technology (CSET), Jackson State University

Director of Research (April 2003-November 2007) College of Science, Engineering and Technology (CSET) Office of Research, Jackson State University

Vice President, Institutional Advancement (February 2002-February 2003), Talladega College, Talladega, Alabama
Consultant for Mississippi Consortium for International Development (2000-2002)

President and CEO (June 1990-2000) CSY, Inc.

Senior Vice President (February 1985-January 1990), Institute for Technology Development
Founding Dean and Professor of Chemistry (September 1983-August 1985), School of Science and Technology, Jackson State University

Chairman, Division of Natural Sciences (July 1980-July 1983), Jackson State University

Visiting Professor – NIH MARC Fellow (June 1979-August 1980), Department of Chemistry, University of California at Berkeley

Professor and Head of Chemistry Department (September 1974-July 1983), Jackson State University, Jackson, MS

Slippery Rock State College, BS, 1965, Chemistry
University of Pittsburgh, Ph.D., 1971, Chemistry

He enjoys playing golf and volunteering his time. The dream of all children having the opportunity to pursue what ever in life they desire inspires him. The missions of supporting students to pursue their education is why he has devoted most of his life to teaching, being a professor of chemistry and an entrepreneur.