James C. Zimring is a Professor of Pathology at the University of Virginia where he pursues basic and translational research in the field of transfusion medicine and blood biology. He has an M.D. and also a Ph.D. in Immunology, both awarded from Emory University, and has published over 160 research articles in his field of study. Professor Zimring is the recipient of multiple awards for his research and teaching and an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI).
For over a decade, Professor Zimring has taught courses to graduate students (training in the basic sciences) on the philosophical underpinnings of scientific approaches to basic biomedical research, a topic seldom taught in a formal setting to students of science, despite the essential role it plays in scientific research. While delivering lectures as a visiting speaker at different research universities, Professor Zimring frequently delivers lectures on the practice of science itself to students and faculty alike. Out of these activities, Professor Zimring has authored a book for lay audiences and scientists alike, entitled “What Science is and How it Really Works” (Cambridge University Press).