From 2008 to 2012 James was the Founder and CEO of Genotyp. In 2015-2016 he was an Associate at McKinsey & Company. Since 2016 he has been a Managing Partner at Apollo Ventures. James is also the Founder and Executive Director at Cleara Biotech. In addition, he serves as a Chairman Of The Board Of Directors at Samsara Therapeutics and is a Member of the Board Of Directors at Aeonian Pharmaceuticals.
In 2009 James received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from University of Chicago. Later he obtained Doctor of Philosophy in Stem Cell Biology from Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.