Lindsey James is an Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology. Her laboratory integrates expertise in organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, chemical biology, and chromatin biology in order to discover novel epigenetic inhibitors, while applying these inhibitors to develop an improved understanding of chromatin regulation and better define the role of epigenetic proteins in disease. She is also the Director of Chemical Biology for the Center for Integrative Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery within the School of Pharmacy where she collaborates closely with UNC faculty from various departments to provide chemical biology expertise to bear on biological targets of therapeutic relevance. She received a B.A. in Chemistry from Colgate University followed by a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry while working with Dr. Marcey Waters at the University of North Carolina. She did her postdoctoral work with Dr. Stephen Frye at UNC prior to joining the UNC faculty.