Dr. Joe Gray received undergraduate training in Engineering Physics from the Colorado School of Mines and a Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics from Kansas State University in 1972. He then joined the Biomedical Sciences Division of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, where he became increasingly active in cancer research, specifically in the development of a broad range of analytic techniques useful in the study of human and model cancers. Dr. Gray moved to the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) as Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Radiation Oncology in 1991 to pursue his interest in clinical applications of these tools. He established and headed the Division of Molecular Cytometry in the Department of Laboratory Medicine until 1997, when this unit merged with the UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center. He was Interim Director of the UCSF Cancer Center from 1995 to 1997 and became Program Leader for Cancer Genetics and Breast Oncology in the Cancer Center. He has been Principal Investigator of the Bay Area Breast Cancer Specialized Projects of Research Excellence (SPORE) since 1996. Dr. Gray accepted a position as Division Director of Life Sciences and Associate Director of Life and Environmental Sciences at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in April 2003. He continues as a member of the UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center and as Program Leader for Breast Oncology and Principal Investigator of the Bay Area Breast Cancer SPORE with an appointment as Adj. Professor of Laboratory Medicine. Major awards include the Radiation Research Society Research Award (1985); USDOE. E.O. Lawrence Award (1986); Election as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1996), an Exceptional Service Award from the USDOE (1997); the Schiffer Award from the Cell Proliferation Society (1999); Boerhave Professor, Leiden University, the Netherlands (2000); the Curt Stern Award from the American Society for Human Genetics (2001), a Leadership Award from the NCI SPORE Program (2003), an Alumni Fellow award from Kansas State University (2005), a Distinguished Achievement Award from the Colorado School of Mines (2005), an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland (2005) and a DOD Innovator Award in 2007. Dr. Gray was appointed as a Member of the Board of Scientific Advisors of the National Cancer Institute in 2004.