James M. Vergis, Ph.D.

Director, Science & Technology
james.vergis dbr.com
Phone: (202) 230-5439 (202) 230-5439
Fax: (202) 230-5300


James M. Vergis is a multidisciplinary Ph.D. scientist with experience in biochemistry, biophysics, molecular biology, and chemistry working as a Science Advisor in the Consortia Management Practice Group. During his scientific career, Jamie has conducted research and acquired particular skills in the following areas: protein expression and purification, enzymology, macromolecular x-ray crystallography, analytical characterization of small molecules and proteins, laboratory robotics and automation, membrane protein techniques, assay development, and scientific computing.

Prior to joining Drinker Biddle, Jamie was a senior scientist at the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine where he worked as a Department of Defense contractor at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. While at Uniformed Services University, James conducted basic science and biodefense research to develop new strategies to combat and protect against Bacillus anthracis and related anthrax-causing organisms. In addition, he has published several first author articles on his scientific research.

As a member of the Consortia Management Team and Drinker Biddle, Jamie provides scientific and management support, with his primary areas of focus around technology development and data sharing projects. He supports several consortia such as Allotrope Foundation, the International Consortium for Innovation and Quality in Pharmaceutical Development (IQ Consortium), The Extractables and Leachables Safety Information Exchange (ELSIE), and the Enabling Technologies Consortium.



  • Yale University, Ph.D., 2002
  • Yale University, M.Phil., 2001
  • State University of New York College at Geneseo, B.S., 1996, cum laude