Joe Gray, PH.D.

Joe Gray, PhD

Dr. Joe W. Gray, a physicist and an engineer by training, holds positions as the Gordon Moore Endowed Chair, Biomedical Engineering Department Chair; Director, Center for Spatial Systems Biomedicine; and Associate Director for Translational Research, Knight Cancer Institute at the Oregon Health and Science University. He is also Emeritus Professor, University of California San Francisco; and Senior Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He was a Staff Scientist in the Biomedical Sciences Division of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (1972-1991), Professor of Laboratory Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (1991-2011), and Associate Laboratory Director for Biosciences and Life Sciences Division Director at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (2003-2011). He is Principal Investigator of the National Cancer Institute / Integrative Cancer Biology Program (ICBP) Center for Cancer Systems Biology (CCSB) aimed at understanding and modeling of RTK signaling, PI of a DOD Innovator project aimed at improving early breast cancer detection, Co-investigator on human and mouse cancer genome atlas projects, and PI of a Keck Project to initiate development of image-based approaches that will allow architectural analyst of the nanoscale molecular assemblies that regulate information flow in cells.

Dr. Gray’s work is described in over 400 publications and in 72 US patents. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, an elected a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and Chair of the National Institutes of Health, Frederick Advisory Committee to the Director of the National Cancer Institute. Major awards include the Radiation Research Society Research Award (1985), the E.O. Lawrence Award, United States Department of Energy (1986); Curt Stern Award, American Society for Human Genetics (2001); SPORE Leadership Award, National Cancer Institute (2003); Alumni Fellow, Kansas State University (2005); Distinguished Achievement Award, Colorado School of Mines (2005); Honorary Doctorate, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland (2005); Innovator Award, United States Department of Defense (2007); Brinker Award for Scientific Distinction, Susan G. Komen Foundation (2007); Team Science Award, American Association for Cancer Research (2008); the Fulwyler Award, International Society for the Advancement of Cytometry (2010) and the William L. McGuire Memorial Lecture Award, AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Conference (2011); Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Entrepreneur’s Hall of Fame Honoree, “Development of genome analysis technologies”, 2012; Simon M. Shubitz Award for work in genome science, University of Chicago, 2012; recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 2012; and the Oregon Health & Science University Technology Transfer Achievement Award, 2013.