James Burroughs

Chief Executive Officer, Principal Investigator, R&D Portfolios

Rev. James Burroughs III is a published researcher with expertise in molecular biology, functional genomics, host-pathogen interactions, computational biology, and secondary metabolism. He is the recipient of numerous awards, honors, and civic appointments, with additional experience in theology, pastoral ministry, nonprofit leadership, community building, inclusive teaming, and philanthropy. Read James' biographical sketch for more information. For engagements, CV, works-in-progress, or other information, contact NCHEALTHEQ™.

Current Research

Quantitative expressional and epigenetic analysis of putative immuno-metabolic regulatory pathways associated with inflammation and CKD-related diseases.

AI/ML-driven EWAS elucidation of regulatory processes implicated in differential chronic disease prevalence among self-identified racial and ethnic US minorities.

Previous Research Publications and Symposia

Georginna, DR, Fedorova ND, Burroughs JL, et al. "Beyond aflatoxin: four distinct expression patterns and functional roles associated with Aspergillus flavus secondary metabolism gene clusters", Mol Plant Pathol. 2010 Mar; 11(2): 213–226.

Burroughs, JL (2008) "Disruption of afldmat, a gene in Aspergillus flavus with a putative role in the synthesis of mammalian toxin cyclopiazonic acid." 17th Annual Research Symposium at North Carolina State University, April 2008

Burroughs JL (2007) "A genetically engineered strain of the toxigenic fungus Aspergillus flavus as a tool for genomic studies". 3rd Annual Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium at North Carolina State University, November 2007 

Burroughs JL and Georgiana DR, (2006) "The afl-4 mutation in Aspergillus flavus strain 241 is not the result of a genetic mutation in the global regulator laeA". 5th Annual Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium at North Carolina State University, August 2006

Selected Honors and Previous Governmental Appointments

  • Recipient, The Reverend Dr. William M. White, Sr. Pastoral Theology Endowed Scholarship (2016)

  • Finalist, The Martin Luther King Jr. Service Award, 2011, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

  • Commissioner, Board of Adjustment, Guilford County (2013-2015)

  • Commissioner, Parks and Recreation, Guilford County (2011-2013)

  • Commissioner, Historic Preservation Commission, City of Greensboro (2011-2013)

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