Jim Vaught, Ph.D. Editor-in-Chief, Biopreservation & Biobanking & Guest Professor, Central South University, Changsha China
Dr. Jim Vaught spent 14 years at the U.S. National Cancer Institute, most recently as the Chief of the Biorepositories and Biospecimen Research Branch. He has been working in the field of biobanking and biospecimen science for over 20 years. In 1999, he was one of the founding members of the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER) and has served two terms as its president. His current work includes providing biobanking consulting services and serving on a number of advisory boards. He is the author of about 80 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in chemical carcinogenesis and drug metabolism, as well as biobanking and biospecimen science. From 2006 to 2012 he was Senior Editor for Biospecimens and Biorepositories for the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention.
He is the current Editor-in-Chief of Biopreservation and Biobanking, the official journal of ISBER. In 2017 he was appointed as a Guest Professor at Central South University in Changsha China, where he is working with colleagues to establish a post-graduate biobanking course.