James R. Priess
Jim received his PhD from the University of Colorado-Boulder. In the lab of David Hirsh, he characterized the role of the cytoskeleton during C. elegans elongation. As a postdoctoral fellow at the Medical Research Council, Cambridge, Jim identified cell-cell interactions that were important for the specification of anterior pharyngeal muscles. While at Boulder, Jim had conceived a new type of genetic screen to isolate maternal-effect lethal mutations. Using this screen, he identified glp-1, a Notch homolog, as a critical mediator of several early cell-cell interactions.
In 1988, Jim joined the faculty of the Division of Basic Sciences at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, in Seattle. Since 1994, he has been an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. More information on research in his lab may be found here.
- Full Member, Division of Basic Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
- Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
- Affiliate Professor, Department of Biology, University of Washington
- Participating Faculty, Molecular and Cellular Biology Program, University of Washington and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
- Participating Faculty, Developmental Biology Training Grant Program, University of Washington
- HHMI Profile
- Community of Science Profile
- "The Art of Science" - profile on Jim that appeared in FHCRC's "Center News" publication, Feb. 1, 2001
James R. Priess, PhD
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Mail Stop A3-013
P.O. Box 19024
1100 Fairview Ave N.
Seattle, WA 98109-1024
phone: (206) 667-2871
Lab: A3-123 or A3-132