James Turner '65, Ph.D.

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Department Head, Professor of Biology 
203-A Science Hall |  Ph: 540-464-7436  |  TurnerJE@vmi.edu 



Neurobiology, neuroprotection, and development of the nervous and cardiovascular systems


Faculty Positions: Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, 1978-1992; University of North Texas Health Science Center, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology (Department Chair), 1992-2000; Virginia Military Institute, Department of Biology (Department Chair), 2000-Present

Sabbatical Leave, NIH Career Development Award, Max Planck Institute for Neurochemistry, Munich, Germany, 1980-81: Neurotropic factors in goldfish optic nerve regeneration

NIH Post-Doctoral Trainee, Case Western University, School of Medicine, 1972-74: Regeneration in the salamander optic nerve


Ph.D. in Zoology, University of Tennessee, 1970, Dissertation: The effects of thyroxine on tail regeneration in the lizard, Anolis carolinensis

M.S. in Biology, University of Richmond, 1967, Thesis: Metabolism in the perfused liver of the water snake

B.A. in Biology; Virginia Military Institute; 1965