James Hardwick, Ph.D.

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Phone: 330.325.6684
Email: jph@neomed.edu

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Academic Title(s)

  • Professor of Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
  • Research Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice


A Ph.D. biochemist-molecular biologist with seventeen years of experience in recombinant DNA technology, protein purification, drug metabolism, cytochrome P450, Liver disease and inflammation. Proteins involved in the process of tumor promotion and signal transduction (protein kinase) as well as drug, steroid, lipid and eicosanoid metabolism (cytochrome P450) have been isolated and antibodies produced. Complementary DNA clones to these proteins have been isolated, sequenced, chromosomal mapped, transfected and expressed in eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells.

Cis- and trans- regulator elements to cytochrome P450 4 genes have also been analyzed. Extensive experience in drug metabolism with respect to human carcinogenesis and alteration in fatty acid metabolism.

Area of Expertise/Research Interests

To understand the process of inflammation in human disease and the significance of fatty acid Omega hydroxylase genes (CYP4) in regulating inflammation and fatty acid metabolism.

Educational Background

  • B.A., Biology, Illinois College, 1973
  • M.S., Development Biology – Toxicology, Loyola University, 1978
  • Ph.D., Biology – Biochemistry, Illinois State University, 1981


  • Molecules to Cells; Biochemical Metabolism, Molecular Biology, Diseases
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Seminar in Cellular and Molecular Biology; Journal Club in Biochemistry, Biochemistry IV

Academic & Professional Activities

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics


  • Medical student teacher of the year award
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Illinois State University, Normal, IL
  • Phi Sigma Research Award, Illinois State University, Normal, IL
  • Vice President of Phi Sigma Society, Illinois State University, Normal, IL
  • Elected member of Graduate Student Advisory Committee, Illinois State University, Normal, IL


  • M1/M2 medical school curriculum 2005-2016
  • NEOMED Medical admission committee, 2016
  • YSU admission and CAPP meeting 2016
  • Advance Medical Admissions, NEOMED, 2016
  • Advance Medical Admissions, NEOMED, 2016


  • Argonne National Laboratories, Argonne, Illinois
  • 5th World Congress on Diabetes & Metabolism, November 3-5, 2014 at Las Vegas, USA by OMICS Group Inc.
  • Abbott Laboratories, Waukegan, Illinois
  • Argonne National Laboratories, Argonne, Illinois
  • Hoffman La Roche, Nutley, New Jersey