Dr. James D. Stockand earned a Bachelor of Science with dual majors in Biochemistry and Genetics in 1991 from Texas A&M University, College Station Texas. He completed graduate studies, earning a PhD, in Biomedical Sciences with a focus in Physiology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in 1996. Dr. Steven C. Sansom mentored Dr. Stockand during his graduate training. Dr. Stockand continued training at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia under the direction of Dr. Douglas C. Eaton. Dr. Stockand completed his fellowship training at Emory in 2000. At this time, he joined the faculty of the Department of Physiology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Stockand's research program focuses on epithelial transport, renal sodium and water excretion, regulation of blood pressure and the physiological function of Deg/ENaC ion channels in epithelial cells and neurons.