James Patrick Chambers

James Patrick Chambers

Department of Biology
University of Texas at San Antonio


 Dr. James P Chambers holds a Doctorate degree in Biochemistry from the Department of Biochemistry, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (1975) and is currently Professor of Biochemistry, The Department of Biology, and The University of Texas at San Antonio. After obtaining his PhD., Dr. Chambers was an NIH postdoctoral training fellow in The Department of Biochemistry (1976-1978), The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA., completing his postdoctoral training in the Department of Biochemical Genetics (1978-1979), Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO. Prior to his joining the faculty of The University of Texas at San Antonio in 1984, Dr. Chambers served as Director of the Metabolic Disease Laboratory of the Department of Pediatrics, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (1979-1984). Since joining the faculty of The University of Texas at San Antonio, Dr. Chambers has been very active in both the research laboratory and classroom; supervising/directing research activities, and teaching undergraduate and graduate level biochemistry. He served as interim Director of the Division of Life Sciences (1991-1992, currently the Department of Biology). In 1992, Dr. Chambers implemented the first free-standing doctoral degree program at The University of Texas at San Antonio (a Ph.D. in Biology with an emphasis in Neurobiology) and served as Supervising Professor for its first two Ph.D. degree recipients. Dr. Chambers has a wide array of research interests, has garnered continued peer-reviewed research support for his laboratory activities from Federal, Department of Defense, and private agencies is a recipient of numerous research and teaching awards, and has published extensively in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Research interest:

Dr. James P Chambers is interested in the fields of Biochemistry (enzymology, glycoconjugate characterization, inborn errors of metabolism, bio-detection, biosensor sensing element development, gene expression in Alzheimer’s disease, chip-based sensor development, SELEX, translational science, and applications.