James Wee

Provost Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences

Loyola University Department of Biology James Wee
Office Location
459 Monroe Hall
Mailing Address
Biological Sciences
Loyola University New Orleans
6363 St. Charles Avenue
Campus Box 25
New Orleans, LA 70118
Direct Phone
(504) 865-2548
Fax Number
(504) 865-2920
E-mail Address
Personal Website


Ph.D., Iowa State University, 1981.

Short Bio

James Wee joined the Department of Biological Sciences in 1988. Dr. Wee's research focuses on molecular systematics and the evolution and ecology of golden-brown algae using molecular and morphological methods. Current interests focus on the role of crude oil contamination and salinity on chain-forming diatoms and synurophyte flagellates in the Lake Pontchartrain basin estuary and coastal Gulf of Mexico. This new research effort utilizes various microscopic (electron, fluorescent and DIC microscopy) and molecular (quantitavie PCR, DNA barcoding) methods with field sampling and laboratory experiments of clonal cultures isolated from the estuary.

Courses Taught

  • Cells & Heredity
  • Biology of Organisms
  • Aquatic Microbiology
  • Biology of Protists
  • Evolution for non-majors