Jun Gu, M.D., Ph.D., CG(ASCP)
School of Health Professions, Division of Education & Training
About Dr. Gu
Dr. Jun Gu is a Professor at the School of Health Professions (SHP) and is a Program Director for the Cytogenetic Technology (CGT) Program. He received his Bachelor's degree in Medicine from the School of Medicine, Zhejiang University in 1989. He completed his surgical residency in Hangzhou Red Cross Hospital in 1992. He later received his Master's degree in Environmental Science with an emphasis in Genetic Toxicology from the School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston and subsequently a Doctor of Philosophy from Trident University in Healthcare Management. He was the last graduate student of Dr. T.C. Hsu, who discovered hypotonic effect for modern cytogenetics. Dr. Gu holds a specialty clinical cytogenetics certification from ASCP. He joined MD Anderson Cancer Center in 1994 and has worked in both clinical and academic environments. Dr. Gu has taught over 15 courses to CGT, DG, and SHP students. He is also serving as a member of the institutional Education Resources Committee (ERC) and Alumni & Faculty Association Steering Committe at the MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Gu has 35 publications in peer-reviewed journals, 85 abstracts, and 60 oral and poster presentations.
Present Title & Affiliation
Professor, School of Health Professions, Division of Academic Affairs, Sr VP Office, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Program Director-Cytogenetic Technology, School of Health Professions, Division of Academic Affairs, Sr VP Office, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Education & Training
|2009||Trident at American InterContinental University, Cypress, CA, USA, PHD, Healthcare Management|
|1996||University of Texas, Health Science Center in Houston - School of Public Health, Houston, TX, USA, MS, Environmental Science - Genetic Toxicology|
|1989||Zhejiang University, School of Medicine, Hangzhou, CHN, MD, Medicine|
|1993-1994||Research Fellowship, Cellular Genetics, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX|
|1989-1992||Clinical Residency, General Surgery, Hangzhou Red Cross Hospital, Hangzhou|
|2009||American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) - Cytogenetics|
|1998||National Certification Agency (NCA) - Clinical Laboratory Specialist in Cytogenetics|
Experience & Service
Assistant Professor, Department of School of Health Professions, Division of Academic Affairs, Sr VP Office, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2010 - 2015
Instructor, Department of School of Health Professions, Division of Academic Affairs, Sr VP Office, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2004 - 2010
Technical Specialist, Department of Pathology/Laboratory Medicine, Division of Pathology/Lab Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 1998 - 2003
Research Assistant/Lab Manager, Department of Epidemiology, Division of OVP, Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 1994 - 1998
Education Coordinator-Diagnostic Genetics, Department of School of Health Professions, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2013 - 2018
Education Coordinator-Cytogenetic Technology, Department of School of Health Professions, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2004 - 2014
AGT Representative, National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences - Board of Directors, Rosemont, IL, 2021 - Present
Cytogenetic Educator/Discipline Lead, National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences - Review Committee for Accredited Programs (RCAP), Rosemont, IL, 2016 - 2020
Member - Association of Genetic Technologists (AGT) Liaison, College of American Pathologists (CAP) - Cytogenetic Resources Committee, Northfield, IL, 2016 - 2022
Institutional Committee Activities
Member, Alumni & Faculty Association Steering Committee, 2014 - 2018
Member, Education Resources Committee, 2007 - 2014
Honors & Awards
|2018||American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Foundation Laboratory Science Program Director Educational Grant, ASCP|
|2015||Joseph Waurin Excellence in Education Award, AGT - Association of Genetic Technologists|
|2015||2015 urEssential Finalist, Cardinal Health|
|1995||Jack Kilian Award, The University of Texas, School of Public Health at Houston|
- Gu, J.; Tang, Z.. Status and Prospects of Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization Automation—A Survey among Laboratory Directors and Their Designates. Genes 13(2098), 2022. e-Pub 2022.
- Farah M, Milton DR, Gross ND, Nagarajan P, Gu J, Curry JL, Ivan D, Torres-Cabala CA, Myers JN, Prieto VG, Aung PP. Histopathologic features predictive of metastasis and survival in 230 patients with cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck and non-head and neck locations: a single-center retrospective study. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 36(8):1246-1255, 2022. e-Pub 2022. PMID: 35426183.
- Zhao M, Medeiros LJ, Wang W, Tang G, Jung HS, Sfamenos SM, Fang H, Toruner GA, Hu S, Yin CC, Lin P, Gu J, Peng G, You MJ, Khoury JD, Wang SA, Tang Z. Newly designed breakapart FISH probe helps to identify cases with true MECOM rearrangement in myeloid malignancies. Cancer Genet 262-263:23-29, 2022. e-Pub 2021. PMID: 34974290.
- Cai T, Gouble A, Black KL, Skwarska A, Naqvi AS, Taylor D, Zhao M, Yuan Q, Sugita M, Zhang Q, Galetto R, Filipe S, Cavazos A, Han L, Kuruvilla V, Ma H, Weng C, Liu CG, Liu X, Konoplev S, Gu J, Tang G, Su X, Al-Atrash G, Ciurea S, Neelapu SS, Lane AA, Kantarjian H, Guzman ML, Pemmaraju N, Smith J, Thomas-Tikhonenko A, Konopleva M. Targeting CD123 in blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm using allogeneic anti-CD123 CAR T cells. Nat Commun 13(1):2228, 2022. e-Pub 2022. PMID: 35484100.
- Cho WC, Gill P, Aung PP, Gu J, Nagarajan P, Ivan D, Curry JL, Prieto VG, Torres-Cabala CA. The utility of digital pathology in improving the diagnostic skills of pathology trainees in commonly encountered pigmented cutaneous lesions during the COVID-19 pandemic: A single academic institution experience. Ann Diagn Pathol 54:151807, 2021. e-Pub 2021. PMID: 34418768.
- Collins K, Gu J, Aung PP, Nagarajan P, Curry JL, Huen A, Ivan D, Prieto VG, Tetzlaff MT, Duvic M, Miranda RN, Vega F, Torres-Cabala CA. Is immunohistochemical expression of GATA3 helpful in the differential diagnosis of transformed mycosis fungoides and primary cutaneous CD30-positive T cell lymphoproliferative disorders?. Virchows Arch 479(2):377-383, 2021. e-Pub 2021. PMID: 33604757.
- Mendt M, Daher M, Basar R, Shanley M, Kumar B, Wei Inng FL, Acharya S, Shaim H, Fowlkes N, Tran JP, Gokdemir E, Uprety N, Nunez-Cortes AK, Ensley E, Mai T, Kerbauy LN, Melo-Garcia L, Lin P, Shen Y, Mohanty V, Lu J, Li S, Nandivada V, Wang J, Banerjee P, Reyes-Silva F, Liu E, Ang S, Gilbert A, Li Y, Wan X, Gu J, Zhao M, Baran N, Muniz-Feliciano L, Wilson J, Kaur I, Gagea M, Konopleva M, Marin D, Tang G, Chen K, Champlin R, Rezvani K, Shpall EJ. Metabolic Reprogramming of GMP Grade Cord Tissue Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells Enhances Their Suppressive Potential in GVHD. Front Immunol 12:631353, 2021. e-Pub 2021. PMID: 34017325.
- Tang Z, Chen H, Hong L, Tang G, Toruner GA, Wang W, Roy Chowdhuri S, Yin W, Jung HS, Gu J, Routbort MJ, Zhang J, Khoury JD, Medeiros LJ. Inconsistent Intersample ALK FISH Results in Patients with Lung Cancer: Analysis of Potential Causes. Cancers (Basel) 12(7), 2020. e-Pub 2020. PMID: 32674491.
- Larson DP, Akkari YM, Van Dyke DL, Raca G, Gardner JA, Rehder CW, Kaiser-Rogers KA, Eagle P, Yuhas JA, Gu J, Toydemir RM, Kearney H, Conlin LK, Tang G, Dolan MM, Ketterling RP, Peterson JF. Conventional Cytogenetic Analysis of Hematologic Neoplasms: A 20-Year Review of Proficiency Test Results From the College of American Pathologists/American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics Cytogenetics Committee. Arch Pathol Lab Med. e-Pub 2020. PMID: 32886736.
- Jain P, Gu J, Kanagal-Shamanna R, Tang Z, Patel KP, Yao H, Fang L, Bao HY, Liu CH, Lin P, Medeiros LJ, Lu X. Clinical implications of cytogenetic heterogeneity in Philadelphia chromosome positive (Ph+) adult B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia following tyrosine kinase inhibitors and chemotherapy regimens. Leuk Res 84:106176, 2019. e-Pub 2019. PMID: 31279181.
- Tang Z, Tang G, Hu S, Patel KP, Cameron Yin C, Wang W, Lin P, Toruner GA, Ok CY, Gu J, Lu X, Khoury JD, Jeffrey Medeiros L. Data on MECOM rearrangement-driven chromosomal aberrations in myeloid malignancies. Data Brief 24:104025, 2019. e-Pub 2019. PMID: 31193989.
- Tang Z, Tang G, Hu S, Patel KP, Cameron YC, Wang W, Lin P, Torune GA, Ok CY. Gu J, Lu X, Khoury JD, Medeiros LJ. Deciphering the complexities of MECOM rearrangement-driven chromosomal aberrations. Cancer Genetics 233-234:21-31, 2019. e-Pub 2019.
- Tang G, Hu S, Wang SA, Xie W, Lin P, Xu J, Toruner G, Zhao M, Gu J, Doty M, Li S, Medeiros LJ, Tang Z. t(3;8)(q26.2;q24) Often Leads to MECOM /MYC Rearrangement and is Commonly Associated with Therapy-Related Myeloid Neoplasms and/or Disease Progression. J Mol Diagn 21(2):343-351, 2019. e-Pub 2018. PMID: 30576868.
- Baity M, Wang L, Correa AM, Zhang X, Zhang R, Pataer A, Wu S, Meng QH, Antonoff MB, Hofstetter WL, Mehran RJ, Rice DC, Roth JA, Sepesi B, Swisher SG, Vaporciyan AA, Walsh GL, Zhao M, Gu J, Fang B. Glutathione reductase (GSR) gene deletion and chromosome 8 aneuploidy in primary lung cancers detected by fluorescence in situ hybridization. Am J Cancer Res 9(6):1201-1211, 2019. e-Pub 2019. PMID: 31285952.
- Gu J, Reynolds A, Fang L, DeGraffenreid C, Sterns K, Patel KP, Medeiros LJ, Lin P, Lu X. Coexistence of iAMP21 and ETV6-RUNX1 fusion in an adolescent with B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia: literature review of six additional cases. Mol Cytogenet 9:84, 2016. e-Pub 2016. PMID: 27895713.
- Gu J, Patel KP, Bai B, Liu CH, Tang G, Kantarjian HM, Tang Z, Abraham R, Luthra R, Medeiros LJ, Lin P, Lu X.. Double inv(3)(q21q26.2) in acute myeloid leukemia is resulted from an acquired copy neutral loss of heterozygosity of chromosome 3q and associated with disease progression. Molecular Cytogenetics 19(8):68, 2015. e-Pub 2015. PMID: 26300976.
- Ramirez E, Singh RR, Kunkalla K, Liu Y, Qu C, Cain C, Multani AS, Lennon PA, Jackacky J, Ho M, Dawud S, Gu J, Yang S, Hu PC, Vega F. Defining causative factors contributing in the activation of hedgehog signaling in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Leuk Res 36(10):1267-73, 2012. e-Pub 2012. PMID: 22809693.
- Gu J, Sreenath Nagamani SC, Hopwood VL, Sanchez B, Saeidinejad Y, Ou Z, Peacock S, Grange DK, Stankiewicz P, Cheung SW. Complex genomic rearrangement of chromosome 16p13.3 detected by array comparative genomic hybridization in a patient with multiple congenital anomalies, dysmorphic craniofacial features, and developmental delay. Am J Med Genet A 155A(10):2589-92, 2011. e-Pub 2011. PMID: 21910221.
- Gu J, Liu Y, Kyritsis AP, Bondy ML. Molecular epidemiology of primary brain tumors. Neurotherapeutics 6(3):427-35, 2009. PMID: 19560733.
- Körbling M, de Lima MJ, Thomas E, Khanna A, Najjar AM, Gu J, Gelovani JG, Broaddus R. Fusion of circulating blood cells with solid-organ tissue cells in clinical stem cell transplants: a potential therapeutic model?. Regen Med 3(2):157-64, 2008. PMID: 18307399.
- Caraway NP, Gu J, Lin P, Romaguera JE, Glassman A, Katz R. The utility of interphase fluorescence in situ hybridization for the detection of the translocation t(11;14)(q13;q32) in the diagnosis of mantle cell lymphoma on fine-needle aspiration specimens. Cancer 105(2):110-8, 2005. PMID: 15712276.
- Goy A, Remache YK, Gu J, Stewart J, Hayes KJ, Gold D, Jiang Y, Barkoh BA, Katz R, Cabanillas F, Gilles F. Establishment and characterization of a new mantle cell lymphoma cell line M-1. Leuk Lymphoma 45(6):1255-60, 2004. PMID: 15360009.
- Gu J, Huh YO, Jiang F, Caraway NP, Romaguera JE, Zaidi TM, Fernandez RL, Zhang H, Khouri IF, Katz RL. Evaluation of peripheral blood involvement of mantle cell lymphoma by fluorescence in situ hybridization in comparison with immunophenotypic and morphologic findings. Mod Pathol 17(5):553-60, 2004. PMID: 15001994.
- Khouri IF, Lee MS, Saliba RM, Gu J, Fayad L, Younes A, Pro B, Acholonu S, McLaughlin P, Katz RL, Champlin RE. Nonablative allogeneic stem-cell transplantation for advanced/recurrent mantle-cell lymphoma. J Clin Oncol 21(23):4407-12, 2003. PMID: 14645431.
- Gong Y, Caraway N, Gu J, Zaidi T, Fernandez R, Sun X, Huh YO, Katz RL. Evaluation of interphase fluorescence in situ hybridization for the t(14;18)(q32;q21) translocation in the diagnosis of follicular lymphoma on fine-needle aspirates: a comparison with flow cytometry immunophenotyping. Cancer 99(6):385-93, 2003. PMID: 14681948.
- Jiang F, Caraway NP, Sabichi AL, Zhang HZ, Ruitrok A, Grossman HB, Gu J, Lerner SP, Lippman S, Katz RL. Centrosomal abnormality is common in and a potential biomarker for bladder cancer. Int J Cancer 106(5):661-5, 2003. PMID: 12866024.
- Shin HJ, Thorson P, Gu J, Katz RL. Detection of a subset of CD30+ anaplastic large cell lymphoma by interphase fluorescence in situ hybridization. Diagn Cytopathol 29(2):61-6, 2003. PMID: 12889041.
- Goy A, Ramdas L, Remache YK, Gu J, Fayad L, Hayes KJ, Coombes KR, Barkoh BA, Katz R, Ford R, Cabanillas F, Gilles F. Establishment and characterization by gene expression profiling of a new diffuse large B-cell lymphoma cell line, EJ-1, carrying t(14;18) and t(8;14) translocations. Lab Invest 83(6):913-6, 2003. PMID: 12808126.
- Jiang F, Lin F, Price R, Gu J, Medeiros LJ, Zhang HZ, Xie SS, Caraway NP, Katz RL. Rapid detection of IgH/BCL2 rearrangement in follicular lymphoma by interphase fluorescence in situ hybridization with bacterial artificial chromosome probes. J Mol Diagn 4(3):144-9, 2002. PMID: 12169675.
- Katz RL, Caraway NP, Gu J, Jiang F, Pasco-Miller LA, Glassman AB, Luthra R, Hayes KJ, Romaguera JE, Cabanillas FF, Medeiros LJ. Detection of chromosome 11q13 breakpoints by interphase fluorescence in situ hybridization. A useful ancillary method for the diagnosis of mantle cell lymphoma. Am J Clin Pathol 114(2):248-57, 2000. PMID: 10941340.
- Gu J, Spitz MR, Yang F, Wu X. Ethnic differences in poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase pseudogene genotype distribution and association with lung cancer risk. Carcinogenesis 20(8):1465-9, 1999. PMID: 10426793.
- Gu J, Bondy ML, Sigurdson A, Spitz MR, Hsu TC, Wu X. Three measures of mutagen sensitivity in a cancer-free population. Cancer Genet Cytogenet 110(1):65-9, 1999. PMID: 10198626.
- Yu H, Spitz MR, Mistry J, Gu J, Hong WK, Wu X. Plasma levels of insulin-like growth factor-I and lung cancer risk: a case-control analysis. J Natl Cancer Inst 91(2):151-6, 1999. PMID: 9923856.
- Sigurdson AJ, Bondy ML, Hess KR, Toms SA, Kyritsis AP, Gu J, Wang LE, Wang X, Adatto P, Bruner JL, Yung WK, Levin VA, Wei Q. Gamma-ray mutagen sensitivity and survival in patients with glioma. Clin Cancer Res 4(12):3031-5, 1998. PMID: 9865917.
- Wu X, Gu J, Amos CI, Jiang H, Hong WK, Spitz MR. A parallel study of in vitro sensitivity to benzo[a]pyrene diol epoxide and bleomycin in lung carcinoma cases and controls. Cancer 83(6):1118-27, 1998. PMID: 9740076.
- Wu X, Gu J, Hong WK, Lee JJ, Amos CI, Jiang H, Winn RJ, Fu KK, Cooper J, Spitz MR. Benzo[a]pyrene diol epoxide and bleomycin sensitivity and susceptibility to cancer of upper aerodigestive tract. J Natl Cancer Inst 90(18):1393-9, 1998. PMID: 9747870.
- Wu X, Gu J, Patt Y, Hassan M, Spitz MR, Beasley RP, Hwang LY. Mutagen sensitivity as a susceptibility marker for human hepatocellular carcinoma. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 7(7):567-70, 1998. PMID: 9681523.
- Wei Q, Gu J, Cheng L, Bondy ML, Jiang H, Hong WK, Spitz MR. Benzo(a)pyrene diol epoxide-induced chromosomal aberrations and risk of lung cancer. Cancer Res 56(17):3975-9, 1996. PMID: 8752166.
- Bondy ML, Kyritsis AP, Gu J, de Andrade M, Cunningham J, Levin VA, Bruner JM, Wei Q. Mutagen sensitivity and risk of gliomas: a case-control analysis. Cancer Res 56(7):1484-6, 1996. PMID: 8603389.
- Wei Q, Spitz MR, Gu J, Cheng L, Xu X, Strom SS, Kripke ML, Hsu TC. DNA repair capacity correlates with mutagen sensitivity in lymphoblastoid cell lines. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 5(3):199-204, 1996. PMID: 8833620.
- Gu J, Tang Z, Chen H, Sfamenos S, Geiersbach KB. HER2 FISH for Breast Cancer: Advances in Quantitative Image Analysis and Automation. In: OBM Genetics. 2. Lidsen Publishing Inc: Beachwood, OH, 14, 2020.
- Jun Gu, Wei Wang, Guilin Tang, Gokce A. Toruner, Ming Zhao, Steven Sfamenos, Zhenya Tang, Joseph D. Khoury, L. Jeffrey Medeiros. Donor Cell-Derived Acute Myeloid Leukaemia with 3q26.2 Involvement/MECOM Rearrangement ‐ A Case Report and Literature Review. In: OBM Genetics. 4. Lidsen Publishing Inc: Beachwood, OH, 2020.
- Zhenya Tang, Jun Gu, Guilin Tang, L. Jeffrey Medeiros. Quality Assurance/Quality Control of Fluorescence in Situ Hybridization Tests in Hematologic Malignancies. In: OBM Genetics. 4. Lidsen Publishing Inc: Beachwood, OH, 2018.
- Gu J, Smith JL, Dowling PK. Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization Probe Validation for Clinical Use. In: Methods Mol Biol. Springer, 101-118, 2017.