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Justin Craig

Education:

Harvard University, A.B. in Psychology (2007)
Hometown: Northville, MI
PhD Advisor: Charles Clevenger, MD, PhD
Graduate Program: CCTR/CMM (Pathology)

 

Research Interests:

Justin’s prospective professional focus is in translational oncology research, with particular interest in cancer genomics. Before coming to VCU, Justin spent two years at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) working in translational neuro-oncology research. While at DFCI, Justin’s major focus was the genomic characterization of adult and pediatric gliomas utilizing array-based technologies and the translation of this work into clinically relevant molecular diagnostic assays. In his graduate work, Justin plans to study cancer bioinformatics, particularly the development of novel analytical tools for high-throughput genomic data and applications in clinical and academic oncology.

Personal Bio:

Justin is originally from Northville, Mich. In addition to his academic interests, Justin enjoyed playing both football and lacrosse in high school while attending University of Detroit Jesuit High School in Detroit, Mich. Upon moving to Cambridge, Mass., to pursue his undergraduate studies at Harvard University, Justin's commitment to athletics continued as a member of their NCAA Division I lacrosse team. No longer active in athletics, Justin enjoys reading and woodworking during time away from his studies.

Publications:

Craig JM, Vena N, Ramkissoon S, Idbaih A, Fouse SD, Ozek M, Sav A, Hill DA, Margraf LR, Eberhart CG, Kieran MW, Norden AD, Wen PY, Loda M, Santagata S, Ligon KL, Ligon AH. (2012) DNA Fragmentation Simulation Method (FSM) and Fragment Size Matching Improve aCGH Performance of FFPE Tissues. PLoS One 7(6):e38881.

Tian Y, Rich BE, Vena N, Craig JM, Macconaill LE, Rajaram V, Goldman S, Taha H, Mahmoud M, Ozek M, Sav A, Longtine JA, Lindeman NI, Garraway LA, Ligon AH, Stiles CD, Santagata S, Chan JA, Kieran MW, Ligon KL. (2011) Detection of KIAA1549-BRAF fusion transcripts in formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded pediatric low-grade gliomas. J Mol Diagn 13(6):669-77.

Ramkissoon LA*, Horowitz PM*, Craig JM, Ramkissoon SH, Rich BE, Schumacher SE, McKenna A, Lawrence MS, Bergthold G, Brastianos PK, Tabak B, Ducar MD, Van Hummelen P, MacConaill LE, Pouissant-Young T, Cho YJ, Taha H, Mahmoud M, Bowers DC, Margraf L, Tabori U, Hawkins C, Packer RJ, Hill DA, Pomeroy SL, Eberhart CG, Dunn IF, Goumnerova L, Getz G, Chan JA, Santagata S, Hahn WC, Stiles CD, Ligon AH, Kieran MW, Beroukhim R, Ligon KL. Genomic analysis of diffuse pediatric low-grade gliomas identifies recurrent oncogenic truncating rearrangements in the transcription factor MYBL1. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2013;110(20):8188-93. Epub 2013 Apr 30. PMID: 23633565

Craig JM, Vena N, Ramkissoon S, Idbaih A, Fouse SD, Ozek M, Sav A, Hill DA, Margraf LR, Eberhart CG, Kieran MW, Norden AD, Wen PY, Loda M, Santagata S, Ligon KL, Ligon AH. DNA Fragmentation Simulation Method (FSM) and Fragment Size Matching Improve aCGH Performance of FFPE Tissues. PLoS One. 2012;7(6):e38881. Epub 2012 Jun 15. PMID: 22719973

Tian Y, Rich B, Vena N, Craig JM, MacConaill L, Rajaram V, Goldman S, Taha H, Mahmoud M, Ozek M, Sav A, Longtine J, Lindeman N, Garraway L, Ligon AH, Stiles C, Santagata S, Chan J, Kieran M, Ligon KL. Detection of KIAA1549-BRAF Fusion Transcripts in Formalin-Fixed Paraffin-Embedded Pediatric Low Grade Gliomas. J Mol Diagn. 2011;13(6):669-77. Epub 2011 Aug 30. PMID: 21884820