James T. Powell, M.S.

James T. Powell obtained his B.A. from Gettysburg College, Pennsylvania in Biology and Business. He went on to receive his M.S. in Biomedical Sciences at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in 2009. Studying under Dr. Kevin Carnevale, in the Department of Pathology, James studied the molecular mechanisms of cardiac disease and restenosis, particularly the role of phospholipase a2 (cPLA2).

After moving to Jackson, WY, James worked briefly as a paramedic before beginning work with the Institute for Ethnomedicine in 2013. James researched genetic fingerprints of cyanobacterial toxins from terrestrial sources in Qatar and freshwater sources in the lakes of New Hampshire. James oversaw preclinical trials for the Institute on the island of Saint Kitts, working with a local research team. His current research interests involve ER stress pathways in cell culture and in-vivo samples exposed to BMAA. He holds a visiting scholarship appointment at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. In 2015, he was named one of the "40 Top Leaders Under 40" by Wyoming Business Report.