Joe Gray elected fellow of the AACR Academy

04/07/16  Portland, Ore.

AACR-Fellows Joe W. Gray, Ph.D., the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute’s associate director for biophysical oncology, is one of the 11 newly elected fellows of the American Association for Cancer Research Academy.

Gray, a physicist and an engineer, is the Gordon Moore Endowed Chair in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and director of the OHSU Center for Spatial Systems Biomedicine.

Joe Gray

Joe Gray, Ph.D.

Fellowship in the AACR Academy honors scientists “whose major scientific contributions have propelled significant innovation and progress against cancer,” the association says. Fellows are nominated and elected through a peer-review process conducted by existing fellows.

Three years ago, Knight Cancer Institute Director Brian Druker, M.D., joined the AACR Academy’s inaugural class of 106 fellows, a number symbolic of the organization’s age. Since then, the association has elected 11 people each year in honor of the 11 scientists and physicians who founded AACR in 1907.

Here’s the full list of 2016 fellows:

  • Bruce M. Alberts, Ph.D., Chancellor’s Leadership Chair in Biochemistry and Biophysics for Science and Education, University of California, San Francisco, California;
  • Clara D. Bloomfield, M.D., distinguished university professor; William G. Pace III professor of cancer research; cancer scholar and senior advisor, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, Columbus, Ohio;
  • Thomas R. Cech, Ph.D., distinguished professor of chemistry and biochemistry; director, BioFrontiers Institute, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado;
  • John E. Dick, Ph.D., Canada Research Chair in Stem Cell Biology and senior scientist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine, University Health Network; professor, Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto; director, Program in Cancer Stem Cells, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Toronto, Canada;
  • Joe W. Gray, Ph.D., Gordon Moore endowed chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering; director, Center for Spatial Systems Biomedicine; associate director for biophysical oncology, Knight Cancer Institute, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon;
  • Rudolf Jaenisch, M.D., founding member, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research; professor of biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts;
  • Eric S. Lander, Ph.D., professor of biology and systems biology, Harvard Medical School; founding director, The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge, Massachusetts;
  • Sir David P. Lane, Ph.D., chief scientist, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore; scientific director, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, New York, New York;
  • Henry T. Lynch, M.D., Charles F. and Mary C. Heider endowed chair in cancer research; chairman, Department of Preventive Medicine, Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska;
  • Joan Massagué, Ph.D., director, Sloan Kettering Institute, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York; and
  • Joseph Schlessinger, Ph.D., William H. Prusoff professor and chair of pharmacology, Department of Pharmacology, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut.

The AACR will induct its 2016 class of fellows at the AACR Annual Meeting 2016, to be held in New Orleans, April 16-20.