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Jonathan Pollack

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Pathology

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    Email Tel (650) 736-1987


Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • Founding Director, Stanford Tissue Bank (2001 - 2010)

Honors and Awards

  • Clinical Scientist Award in Translational Research, Burroughs Wellcome Fund (2008)
  • Elected member, American Society for Clinical Investigation (2006)
  • Amgen Outstanding Investigator Award, American Society of Investigative Pathology (2006)

Professional Education

M.D.: University of California, San Francisco (1995)
Ph.D.: University of California, San Francisco, Biochemistry (1993)
A.B.: Harvard College, Biological Anthropology (1986)

Research & Scholarship

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

Our laboratory uses genomic approaches to investigate the pathogenesis and biology of human cancer, and to identify strategies for improved cancer diagnosis, prognostication and patient management. Technologies include DNA microarrays, deep sequencing, and RNAi screens, and additional insight is provided by the biocomputational integration of different data types.

Active areas of investigation include: (1) Characterizing molecular subtypes of prostate cancer to identify biomarkers for risk-assessment; (2) Identifying recurrent DNA copy number alterations and rearrangements in common epithelial tumor types (e.g. breast, prostate, lung, colon, and pancreatic cancers) to discover new cancer genes; (3) Understanding the role of altered chromatin remodeling and "lineage-dependent" oncogenes in tumorigenesis; and (4) Investigating mechanisms underlying genomic instability and the shaping of cancer genomes.




Postdoctoral Advisees

Xue GongPiper NicolosiZhewei Shen

Graduate and Fellowship Program Affiliations



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