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Academic Background

  • Ph. D. (Cell Biology and Developmental) 1979, University at Albany, SUNY, Albany, NY
  • B.A. (Biology) 1972, Barnard College, New York, NY

Positions and Employment

  • Senior Research Assistant in Tumor Virology, Department of Pathology, Harvard Medical School. (1972-74).
  • Graduate Student in laboratory of Dr. Albert Millis, University of New York at Albany. (1975-79).
  • Predoctoral Fellow of the National Science Foundation. (1976-79).
  • Postdoctoral Fellow in the Laboratory of Developmental Genetics, Sloan Kettering Institute for Cancer Research. (1979-82).
  • Senior Research Associate in the Laboratory of Developmental Genetics and Instructor, Developmental Genetics Training Program, Sloan Kettering Institute for Cancer Research. (1982-85).
  • Assistant Professor, University at Albany, SUNY, Center for Cellular Differentiation, Department of Biological Sciences. (1985-91).
  • Associate Professor, University at Albany, SUNY, Center for Cellular Differentiation, Department of Biological Sciences. (1991-98).
  • Professor, University at Albany, SUNY, Department of Biological Sciences (1997-2005)
  • Professor, University at Albany, SUNY, Department of Biomedical Sciences, School of Public Health (2005-date)
  • Director, University at Albany Center for Functional Genomics. (1998-date).
  • Director, Genomic Medicine, Stratton VA Medical Center. (2000-2004).
  • Co-Director of UA/Taconic Farms NIH Mutant Mouse Regional Resource Center. (2000-date).
  • Director, New York State Gen*NY*Sis Center for Excellence in Cancer Genomics. (2003-date).
  • Founding Member and Steering Committee: BioConnex. (2003-date).

Other Professional Experience, Honors and Awards

1968: National Merit Scholarship Semi Finalist; 1968: New York State Regents Scholarship; 1968-72: Barnard College of Columbia University Scholarship 1976-79: National Science Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship; 1980-82: National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Fellowship; 1985-present: Reviewer for numerous journals including Cancer Research, JNCI, JCI, etc.; 1990: Dr. Nuala McGann Drescher Fellowship for Meritorious Service in Affirmative Action; 1994: National Association of Science/National Research Council Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Genetics and Molecular Biology Fellowship Panel, (Co-chair,1993 and Chair, 1994); 1992-96 and 1999-2003: Member of National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute Pathology B Study Section (on molecular genetics of cancer and metastasis); 1995: Distinguished Lecturer in Cancer and Metastasis, Wayne State University & Michigan Cancer Center; 1996-present: member and/or chair of numerous NIH Special Emphasis Panels; 1997: NIH Special Panel on Germ Line Tumors; 1997: Distinguished Lecturer, Imperial College, London, UK; 1998 Organizer 50 years of Methylation (a symposium to honor Rollin Hotchkiss), Albany, NY; 2001-present: Editorial Board, Technology in Cancer Research and Treatment; 2004: New York State Roundtable on Prostate Cancer; 2004-2005 Scientific Advisory Board, Barnard College of Columbia University; 2004-date Board Member, Gilda s Club, Capital Region.

Selected peer-reviewed publications (in chronological order)

  • McCormick, P.J., Keys, B.J., Pucci, C. and Millis, A.J.T. (1979)
    Human fibroblast conditioned medium contains a 100K dalton glucose related cell surface protein.
    Cell 18:173 182.
  • McCormick, P.J., Babiarz, B. and Millis, A.J.T. (1982)
    Distribution of a 100K dalton glucose regulated cell surface protein in mammalian cell cultures and sectioned tissues.
    Exp. Cell Res. 138:63 72.
  • Artzt, K., McCormick, P.J. and Bennett, D. (1982)
    Gene mapping with the T/t complex of the mouse. 1. t lethal genes are non allelic.
    Cell 28:463 470.
  • McCormick, P.J., DiMeo, A., Neuner, E. and Artzt, K. (1982)
    Characterization of the F9 antigen isolated from teratocarcinoma cell culture medium.
    Cell Diff. 11:135 140.
  • Shin, H. S., McCormick, P.J., Artzt, K. and Bennett, D. (1983)
    Cis trans test shows a functional relationship between non lethal allelic lethal mutations in the T/t complex.
    Cell 33:925 929.
  • McCormick, P.J. and Babiarz, B. (1984)
    Expression of a glucose regulated cell surface protein in early mouse embryos.
    Dev. Biol. 105:530 534.
  • Gummere, G.R., McCormick, P.J. and Bennett, D. (1986)
    Effects of overall genetic background and the homologous chromosome on transmission ratio distortion in t haplotypes.
    Genetics 114:235 245.
  • McCormick, P.J. and Alton, A.K. (1988)
    The mouse T/t complex: T mutations and t haplotypes. In Developmental Genetics of Higher Organisms
    (G. Malacinski, ed.) Macmillan, N.Y. p. 459 475.
  • McCormick, P.J. and Shin, H.S. (1990)
    Analysis of a nontumorigenic embryonal carcinoma cell line.
    Exp. Cell Res. 189:183-188.
  • McCormick, P.J. (1991)
    Characterization of a developmentally regulated mouse embryonic antigen.
    In Vitro Cell. Dev. Biol. 27A:260 266.
  • Dietrich, J., Shin, H. S. and McCormick, P.J. (1992)
    Retinoic acid induced differentiation of a nontumorigenic embryonal carcinoma cell mutant created through retroviral insertion.
    Exp. Cell Res. 199:305 313.
  • Deckert, J., Dietrich, J. and McCormick, P.J. (1993)
    A comparative analysis of the activity of retinoic acid and cyclic AMP in the induction of differentiation of embryonal cells.
    International J. of Oncology 2:403 412.
  • Aziz, N., Dietrich, J., Shin, H. S., and McCormick, P.J. (1993)
    Analysis by somatic cell fusion of the phenotypic properties of a mutant embryonal carcinoma cell line.
    International J. of Oncology. 3:313 318.
  • Dietrich, J., and McCormick, P.J. (1994)
    Analysis of the factors involved in the retinoic acid induced differentiation of a retinoid hypersensitive embryonal carcinoma cell mutant.
    Exp. Cell. Res. 210:210 208.
  • Gama, R.E., Du, Y.L., Bauman, J., Chan, T., and McCormick, P.J. (1996)
    Novel Mouse Repetitive Element Structures in an Embryonal Carcinoma Mutant Cell Line.
    Oncology Reports 3:171 174.
  • Gama, R.E., Du, Y.L., Bauman, J., and McCormick, P.J. (1996)
    Identification of Exons in a Novel Embryonal Locus Using the GRAIL Program.
    Oncology Reports, 3:371 374.
  • Gray Bablin, J., Acevedo Schemerhorn, C., Gama, R.E., and McCormick, P.J. (1997)
    t complex associated embryonic cell surface antigen homologous to mLAMP 1: I Biochemical and Molecular comparisons.
    Exp. Cell Res. 236:501-509.
  • Acevedo Schermerhorn, C., Gray Bablin, J., Gama, R.E., and McCormick, P.J. (1997)
    t complex associated embryonic surface antigen homologous to mLAMP 1: II Expression and Distribution and Analyses.
    Exp. Cell Res. 236:510-518.
  • McCormick, P.J., Finneran, A., and Bonventre, E. (1998)
    LAMP 1/ESGP appears on the cell surface of fertilized mouse eggs subsequent to fertilization.
    In vitro Dev. Biol. Animal 34:353-355.
  • Yu, L-M, Zhang, F., and McCormick, PJ. (2000)
    An embryonal carcinoma multiple phenotype locus maps to the proximal portion of the mouse X chromosome.
    Oncology Reports, 7: 509-513.
  • Yu, L-M, Mikloucich, J., Sangster, N., Perez, A. and McCormick, PJ. (2003)
    Myo R is expressed in nonmyogenic cells and can inhibit their differentiation.
    Exp. Cell Res., 289: 162-173.
  • Sangster-Guity, N., Yu, L-M, and McCormick, P.J. (2004)
    Molecular Profiling of Embryonal Carcinoma Cells Following Retinoic Acid or Histone Deacetylase Inhibitor Treatment.
    Cancer Biology and Therapy 3:11, 1109-1120.
  • Yu, L-M., Sangster, N., Perez, A.V. and McCormick, P.J. (2004)
    The bHLH protein MyoR inhibits the differentiation of early embryonic endoderm.
    Differentiation, 72:341-347.
  • Eifert, C., Sangster-Guity, N., Yu, L-M, Chittur, S., Perez, A.V., Tine, J.A. and McCormick, P.J. (2005)
    Global gene expression profiles associated with retinoic acid-induced differentiation of embryonal carcinoma cells.
    (In press, Molecular Biology of Reproduction and Development)
  • Chittur, S.V., Eifert, C., Devine, T., Kuentzel, M. and McCormick, P.J. (2005)
    Determination of normal age, gender and tissue variance in an inbred strain of mice.
    (Submitted, Mammalian Genome)