Oregon Health Sciences Institute
Gray, a renowned genomics expert at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory who helps lead a consortium of the nation’s top cancer researchers through the Stand Up To Cancer initiative, will expand on the institute’s lead in making personalized cancer medicine a reality for all patients
Internationally renowned cancer and genomic researcher Joe Gray, Ph.D., of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will join Oregon Health & Science University’s Knight Cancer Institute and the School of Medicine. Gray is known for, among other things, developing the FISH test that transformed how treatments are selected for breast cancer patients. He co-leads the Stand Up To Cancer initiative’s “Breast Cancer Dream Team,” serves as a key player in the Cancer Genome Atlas Project and is spearheading the use of computer models to predict how promising targeted therapies will work in attacking cancer cells.Gray will head OHSU’s newly created Center for Spatial Systems Biomedicine, which will use a combination of physics, biomedical engineering, chemistry and biology to study how cancer cells grow. He also will serve as the new chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering and will contribute to OHSU’s strategic alliance with Portland State University to elevate research conducted by both institutions through shared resources and capabilities. He will be joined at OHSU by members of his current research team.Advancing research into personalized cancer medicine with experts such as Gray is part of the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute’s strategic plan to leverage the $100 million gift from Nike Chairman Phil Knight and his wife, Penny.