Merrygay James began her career at Vanderbilt in 2009 working in Surgical Research. She joined the MMPC in 2010. She graduated from the University of Tennessee, with a B.A. in Classical Civilizations. She enjoys making dolls and collecting teacups. She maintains the energy balance machines and helps perform clamps in the Metabolic Pathophysiology Core. She is pleased to be working in an environment that allows her to meet interesting and intelligent people on a daily basis.