Dr. Van Deventer completed undergraduate studies at Stanford University, PhD studies at the California Institute of Technology, and postdoctoral work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Tufts University. The Van Deventer Laboratory works at the interface of protein engineering, synthetic biology, and chemical biology. Primary interests include engineering yeast to better accommodate alternative genetic codes and engineering more “druglike” proteins using a combination of yeast display and noncanonical amino acids. In 2019, Dr. Van Deventer was awarded an R35 Outstanding Investigator Award for Early Career Researchers (US National Institutes of Health), and in 2020 Dr. Van Deventer was named an “Emerging Investigator” by the journal Molecular Systems Design & Engineering.
James Van Deventer