- 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,
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
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
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
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
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.
- 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
(Submitted, Mammalian Genome)