Dr. James Baber received a B.S. from James Madison University with a major in Chemistry. He graduated from Brandeis University with a PhD in Physical Chemistry in 1993. James then went on to complete a postdoctoral fellowship in the area of Biophysics in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Virginia with Professor David Cafiso. He completed a second postdoctoral fellowship with Nico Tjandra at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the NIH where he used Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) techniques to characterize the structure and dynamics of proteins. James joined the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) of the NIH located in Bethesda, MD as a Staff Scientist in 2000. He presently manages a NIDDK NMR facility that includes ten high field spectrometers.