James Price

Faculty Member

Professor Jim Price


I have loved science since I was a child. My older sister went to college and I inherited a fish tank and a room full of books and magazines about biology, nature, and science. I initially wanted to be a Marine Biologist, but when I took a Genetics class in college, I fell in love and that is what I studied. In graduate school I studied catalytic RNA (a new discovery), and as a postdoctoral fellow, I studied Developmental Genetics. I supervised a research lab at Simon Fraser University for 10 years, but teaching was the part of my job that I enjoyed most. I came to UVU to focus on teaching.


Array, University of Colorado, 1986

Major: Molecular Biology

Array, University of California, 1980

Major: Biology


BIOL 3515

Advanced Genetics Laboratory, Spring 2024

BIOL 1010

General Biology BB, Spring 2024

BIOL 3500

Genetics, Spring 2024

BIOL 3500

Genetics, Spring 2024


Student Research, Spring 2024


Price, Jim (Author Only), 2023 Genomics Education Partnership Annual Workshop, "Synteny Slides", Genomics Education Partnership, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri. (June 8, 2023)
Volski, Maria (Presenter & Author), Patel, Janvi C (Author Only), Shirts, Caitlin E (Author Only), Ellison, Christopher (Author Only), Price, Jim (Author Only), Leung, Wilson (Author Only), Arrigo, Cindy (Author Only), Division of Life Sciences Conference, "PMCA Tandem Duplication in Drosophila kikkawai F Element", Rutgers University, New Jersey. (August, 2022)

Scholarly/Creative Works

Lopatto, David , Partnership, The Genomics Education, Price, Jim , (2023) "Supporting the democratization of science during a pandemic_ Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs) as effective remote learning strategies for genomics." (Issue: 3, vol. 24). USA: Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education/American Society for Microbiology. https://doi.org/10.1128/jmbe.00039-23
Lopatto, David , Rosenwald, Ann G, Partnership, Genomics Education, Price, Jim , (2022) "Student Attitudes Contribute to the Effectiveness of a Genomics CURE." .
Lopatto, David , Rosenwald, Ann G, Partnership, Genomics Education, Price, Jim , (2020) "Facilitating Growth through Frustration_ Using Genomics Research in a Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experience." .
De Bel, L M, Griffiths, N , Wilk, R , Wei, Ho Chun, Blagoveshchenskaya, A , Burgess, J , Polevoy, G , Price, Jim , Mayinger, P , Brill, J A, (2018) "The phosphoinositide phosphatase Sac1 regulates cell shape and microtubule stability in the developing Drosophila eye." .
Elgin, Sarah CR, Partnership, The Genomics Education , Price, Jim , (2017) "The GEP_ Crowd-Sourcing Big Data Analysis with Undergraduates. " .
Price, Jim , Wei, H.C. , Shu, H. , (2003) "Functional genomic analysis of the 61D-61F region of the third chromosome of Drosophila melanogaster" (vol. 46). Genome.