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Councilor Joe W. Gray

Present position
Professor and Gordon Moore Endowed Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University
1968-1972 Ph.D., Physics, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas
1964-1968 Professional Engineer, Physics, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado
Professional appointments
2003-2010 Associate Laboratory Director; Biosciences, Division Director, Life Sciences, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
2003-2010 Adjunct Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Radiation Oncology, University of California, San Francisco
1993-2003 Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Radiation Oncology, University of California, San Francisco
1991-1992 Professor in Residence, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Radiation Oncology, University of California, San Francisco
1982-1991 Section Leader, Biomedical Sciences Division, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, University of California, Livermore
1972-1991 Biomedical Scientist, Biomedical Sciences Division, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, University of California, Livermore
Honors, awards and scholarly activities
2016 Fellow, American Association of Cancer Research Academy Class of 2016
2014 18th Annual Alfred G. Knudson Award Lecture for contributions that have revolutionized the field of cancer genetics, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
2013 Nieuwland Lecture Series, College of Science, University of Notre Dame
2012 Honorary Doctorate of Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
2012 The Simon M. Shubitz Cancer Prize and Lectureship Award for work in genome science, University of Chicago
2012 Induction into the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Entrepreneur’s Hall of Fame (Development of genome analysis technologies)
2011 Elected Member, Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences
2009 Elected Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering
2007 Brinker Award for Scientific Distinction, Susan G. Komen Foundation
2005 Honorary Doctorate, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
2005 Distinguished Achievement Award, Colorado School of Mines
2001 Curt Stern Award for outstanding achievement in human cancer genetics research, American Society for Human Genetics
1996 Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
1986 E.O. Lawrence Award for contributions to flow cytometry, cell genetics and cell kinetics, U.S. Department of Energy
1985 Research Award, Radiation Research Society
Selected publications
  1. Gray, J.W., Carrano, A.V., Steinmetz, L.L., Van Dilla, M.A., Moore, D.H. II, Mayall, B.H. and Mendelsohn, M.L. (1975) Chromosome measurement and sorting by flow systems. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 72(4):231-1234.
  2. Gray, J.W., Dean, P.N., Fuscoe, J.C., Peters, D.C., Trask, B., van den Engh, G., and Van Dilla, M.A. (1987) High speed chromosome sorting. Science, 238(4825):323-9.
  3. Dolbeare, F., Gratzner, H., Pallavicini, M.G., Gray, J.W. (1983) Flow cytometric measurement of total DNA content and incorporated bromodeoxyuridine. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 80(18):5573-7; US Patent #4,780,406
  4. Pinkel, D., Landegent, J., Collins, C., Fuscoe, J., Seagraves, R., Lucas, J., and Gray, J.W. (1988) Fluorescence in situ hybridization with human chromosome specific libraries: Detection of trisomy 21 and translocations of chromosome 4. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 85(23):9138-42; US patent # 5,447,841, #6,500,612
  5. Kallioniemi, O.-P., Kallioniemi, A., Kurisu, W., Thor, A., Chen, L.-C., Smith, H. S., Waldman, F., Pinkel, D., Gray, J. W. (1992). ERBB2 amplification in breast cancer analyzed by fluorescence in situ hybridization. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 89(12):5321-25. US Patent #5,856,097
  6. Tkachuk, D.C., Westbrook, C.A., Andreeff, M., Donlon, T.A., Cleary, M.L., Suryanarayan, K., Homge, M., Redner, A., Gray, J.W., Pinkel, D. (1990) Detection of bcr-abl fusion in chronic myleogeneous leukemia by in situ hybridization. Science, 250(4980):559-62. US Patent #6,280,929
  7. Kallioniemi, A., Kallioniemi, O.-P., Waldman, F.M., Chen, L.-C., Yu, L.-C., Fung, Y.K., Smith, H.S., Pinkel, D., Gray, J.W. (1992) Detection of retinoblastoma gene copy number in metaphase chromosomes and interphase nuclei by fluorescence in situ hybridization. Cytogenet. Cell Genet., 60(3-4):190-3.
  8. Kallioniemi, A., Kallioniemi, O.-P., Sudar, D., Rutovitz, D., Gray, J., Waldman, F., Pinkel, D. (1992). Comparative genomic hybridization for molecular cytogenetic analysis of solid tumors. Science, 258(5083):818-21; US Patent #5,665,549
  9. Pinkel, D., Segraves, R., Sudar, D., Clark, S., Poole, I., Kowbel, D., Collins, C., Kuo, W.-L., Chen, C., Zhai, Y., Dairkee, S., Lejung, B., Gray, J., and Albertson, D. (1998) High resolution analysis of DNA copy number variation using comparative genomic hybridization to microarrays. Nat. Genet., 20(2):207-11; US Patent #6,210,878
  10. Hodgson, G., Hager, J.H., Volik, S., Hariono, S., Wernick, M., Moore, D., Nowak, N., Albertson, D.G., Pinkel, D., Collins, C., Hanahan, D., Gray, J.W. (2001) Genome scanning with array CGH delineates regional alterations in murine islet carcinomas. Nat. Genet., 29(4):459-64.
  11. Volik, S., Zhao, S., Chin, K., Brebner, J.H., Herndon, D.R., Tao, Q., Kowbel, D., Huang, G., Lapuk, A., Kuo, W.-L., Magrane, G., de Jong, P., Gray, J.W. and Collins. C. (2003) End-sequence profiling: sequence-based analysis of aberrant genomes. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 100(13):7696-701; US Patent #6,785,614
  12. Chin, K., de Solorzano, C.O., Knowles, D., Jones, A., Chou, W., Rodriguez, E.G., Kuo, W.L., Ljung, B.M., Chew, K., Myambo, K., Miranda, M., Krig, S., Garbe, J., Stampfer, M., Yaswen, P., Gray, J.W., Lockett, S.J. (2004) In situ analyses of genome instability in breast cancer. Nat. Genet., 36(9):984-8.
  13. Collisson, E.A., Sadanandam, A., Olson, P., Gibb, W.J., Truitt, M., Gu, S., Cooc, J., Weinkle, J., Kim, G.E., Jakkula, L., Feiler, H.S., Ko, A.H., Olshen, A.B., Danenberg, K.L., Tempero, M.A., Spellman, P.T., Hanahan, D., Gray, J.W. (2011) Subtypes of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma and their differing responses to therapy. Nature Med., 17:500-503. PMC3755490
  14. Chin, K., DeVries, S., Fridlyand, J., Spellman, P.T., Roydasgupta, R., Kuo, W.-L., Lapuk, A., Neve, R.M., Qian, Z., Ryder, T., Chen, F., Feiler, H., Tokuyasu, T., Kingsley, C., Dairkee, S., Meng, Z., Chew, K., Pinkel, D., Jain, A., Ljung, B.M., Esserman, L., Albertson, D.G., Waldman, F.M., Gray, J.W. (2006) Genomic and transcriptional aberrations linked to breast cancer pathophysiologies. Cancer Cell, 10(6):529-41.
  15. Daemen, A., Griffith, O.L., Heiser, L.M., Wang, N.J., Enache, O.M., Sanborn, Z., Pepin, F., Durinck, S., Korkola, J.E., Griffith, M., Hur, J.S., Huh, N., Chung, J., Cope, L., Fackler, M.J., Umbricht, C., Sukumar, S., Seth, P. Sukhatme, V.P., Jakkula, L.R., Lu, Y., Mills, G.B., Cho, R.J., Collisson, E.A., van ’t Veer, L.J., Spellman, P.T., Gray, J.W. (2013) Modeling precision treatment of breast cancer. Genome Biol., 14(10):R110. PMC3937590
  16. Heiser, L.M., Sadanandam, A., Kuo, W.L., Benz, S.C., Goldstein, T.C., Ng, S., Gibb, W.J., Wang, N.J., Ziyad, S., Tong, F., Bayani, N., Hu, Z., Billig, J.I., Dueregger, A., Lewis, S., Jakkula, L., Korkola, J.E., Durinck, S., Pepin, F., Guan, Y., Purdom, E., Neuvial, P., Bengtsson, H., Wood, K.W., Smith, P.G., Vassilev, L.T., Hennessy, B.T., Greshock, J., Bachman, K.E., Hardwicke, M.A., Park, J.W., Marton, L.J., Wolf, D.M., Collisson, E.A., Neve, R.M., Mills, G.B., Speed, T.P., Feiler, H.S., Wooster, R.F., Haussler, D., Stuart, J.M., Gray, J.W., Spellman, P.T. (2012) Subtype and pathway specific responses to anticancer compounds in breast cancer. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA., 109(8):2724-9. PMC3286973
  17. Nan X., Collisson, E.A., Lewis, S., Huang, J., Tamguney, T.M., Liphardt, J.T., McCormick, F., Gray, J.W., Chu S. (2013) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U S A. 110:18519-24. Single-molecule superresolution imaging allows quantitative analysis of RAF multimer formation and signaling. PMC3831949
  18. Nan, X., Tamguney, T.M., Collisson, E.A., Lin, L.J., Pitt, C., Galeas, J., Lewis, S., Gray, J.W., McCormick, F., Chu, S. (2015) Ras-GTP dimers activate the Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase (MAPK) pathway. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 112(26):7996-8001. PMC4491781