John Douglas McPherson, Ph.D.

Rm 2400B Research III Building
Sacramento Campus
Ph: 916-734-7741

Research Interests

Dr. McPherson’s research group, based on the Sacramento Campus, is interested: in understanding the mechanisms underlying structural rearrangements in tumors; in bringing advanced genomic technologies to clinical application in personalized diagnosis and targeted therapeutics through maximizing the data yield from small biopsies and circulating cell free DNA; and in reducing chemotherapy-induced side effects during cancer treatment.

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Graduate Group Affiliations

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Boutros et al. Spatial genomic heterogeneity within localized, multifocal prostate cancer. Nature Genetics. 2015;47; 736-745.

Tam S, Tsao MS, McPherson JD. Optimization of miRNA-seq data preprocessing. Brief. Bioinform. 2015 Epub ahead of print.

Ji J et al. Antioxidant Supplementation Reduces Genomic Alterations in human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells. Stem Cell Reports. 2014;2: 45-51.

Tran B et al. Feasibility of Real Time Next Generation Sequencing of Cancer Genes Linked to Drug Response: Results from a Clinical Trial. Int. J. Cancer. 2013;132:1547-1555.

  • Biotechnology Training Grant Fellowship, University of California at Irvine, 1991
  • Queen's Graduate Award, Queen's University at Kingston, 1984-1985
  • R.S. McLaughlin Fellowship, Queen's University, 1985-1988