James Evans, long time Lab Mechanic for the Department of Pharmacology, retired November 1, 2015. James worked in the Departments of Pharmacology and Biochemistry & Biophysics as a Lab Mechanic for 15 years, and the Department of Genetics for 7 years.
James began working at the University in 1988 as a Maintenance Mechanic in Plumbing and Construction where he worked until 1993. He left UNC briefly then returned in 1994 as a Maintenance Mechanic in Plumbing Maintenance until he joined the Pharmacology and Biochemistry & Biophysics Departments in 1998 as a Lab Mechanic. He began working with the Genetics Department along with the other two departments when all three departments moved to the new Genetic Medicine Building in 2008.
While working at the University, James, a member of the Army Reserves, was called to serve two terms in Iraq to train Iraqi officers. From 2006-2007 he was stationed in Zako, Iraq and from 2009-2010 he was stationed in Alkassick, Iraq.
We are proud and grateful to know James and will sorely miss him! We wish him all the best as a retiree. James’ immediate plans are to “go fishing”.
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