James A. Dias
Vice President for Research
James Dias was named Vice President for Research in 2009 after 21 years on the faculty of UAlbany’s Department of Biomedical Sciences in the School of Public Health. He retains a full academic appointment in the department.
Dias was previously a member of the Department of Biochemistry at Albany Medical College, a research scientist with the Wadsworth Center of the New York State Department of Health, and scientific director of the Wadsworth Center’s scientific core facilities. Dias was chair of the Biomedical Sciences Department in UAlbany's School of Public Health from 2002-2009.
He received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in the animal science subspecialty of reproductive physiology, from Washington State University. He holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from the Gonzaga University, Washington.
Dias is a reproductive physiologist specializing in the biochemical endocrinology of the reproductive hormones which control high quality gametogenesis. Prior to becoming Vice President for Research his laboratory was funded by the National Institutes of Health for 20 years. He has published more than 100 research articles. He also has performed service for national trade journals, study sections and external advisory panels.
He is the recipient of several NIH career development awards, including an individual National Research Service Award, a New Investigator Award and a Research Career Development Award.