James Nolan

Dr. James Michael Nolan

Associate Professor of Biology

School of Science and Tech
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Dr. Nolan received his Ph.D. in biochemistry and genetics, and he enjoys teaching genetics, biotechnology, biochemistry, general biology and bioinformatics. He leads a research project that investigates the evolution of viral genomes by determining their DNA sequences. This project is funded by the National Science Foundation, and students contribute to the project in laboratory courses such as Biotechnology Lab (BIOL4300) and in independent research projects.


  • Doctorate – biochemistry – Duke University
  • Bachelor's – biology – University of Kentucky

Academic Interests

  • DNA sequences
  • Bioinformatics
  • Genetics


  • National Science Foundation Microbial Genome Sequencing Award