Joshua Mendell, M.D., Ph.D.


Professor
Department of Molecular Biology
UT Southwestern Medical Center

6000 Harry Hines Blvd.
NA6.200A
Dallas, TX 75390-9148
E-mail: Joshua.Mendell@UTSouthwestern.edu
Tel: (214) 648-5183
Fax: (214) 648-5190

Education and Training

Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Harry Dietz
HHMI and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
2004
M.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 2003
Ph.D., Human Genetics and Molecular Biology, Johns Hopkins University Laboratory of Harry Dietz
“Cloning and functional characterization of mammalian trans-effectors of nonsense-mediated mRNA decay”
2001
B.A., cum laude in Biology, Cornell University 1996

Academic Appointments

Professor
Department of Molecular Biology
UT Southwestern Medical Center
2011-present
Member
Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center
UT Southwestern Medical Center
2011-present
Associate Professor
Department of Oncology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
2010-2011
Early Career Scientist
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
2009-2011
Associate Professor
The McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine
Departments of Pediatrics and Molecular Biology & Genetics
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
2009-2011
Assistant Professor
The McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine
Departments of Pediatrics and Molecular Biology & Genetics
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
2004-2009

Selected Awards and Honors

1990 National Science Foundation Young Science Scholar
1996 Phi Beta Kappa, Cornell University
1996-2003 Medical Scientist Training Program, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
2003 Postdoctoral Basic Science Award, American Society of Human Genetics
2003 Michael A. Shanoff Research Award, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Young Investigators’ Day
2004 March of Dimes Basil O’Connor Scholar
2006 Rita Allen Foundation Scholar
2007 Allan C. Davis Medal (Outstanding Young Scientist in the State of Maryland)
2007 Named a “Top Young Investigator of 2007”, Genome Technology Magazine
2008 Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Scholar
2009 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Early Career Scientist
2010 AACR Outstanding Achievement in Cancer Research Award
2011 CPRIT Scholar in Cancer Research

Selected Activities

Special NIH/NICHD Study Section (ZHD1 MRG-C) 2006
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Translational Research Program Study Section 2008-2013
NIH/NCI Molecular Oncology P01 Study Section 2009
NIH Fogarty International Research Collaboration Awards Stage 1 Reviewer 2009
NIH Oncology I-Basic and Translational (OBT) RC4 Stage 1 Reviewer 2010
NHLBI Special Emphasis Panel Reviewer (for RFA HL-11-002, Common Pathogenetic Mechanisms of Lung Cancer and COPD) 2010
NIH Transformative R01 Initiative Mail-in Reviewer 2011
NIH Special Emphasis Panel on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ZRG1 CFS-M 80-S) 2011
NCI P01 Special Emphasis Panel 2012
NIH RFA-RM-12-012 (Extracellular RNA Biogenesis) Review Panel 2013
NIH Cancer Molecular Pathobiology (CAMP) Study Section 2013-2014
Lead Organizer Keystone Symposium on ncRNAs in Development and Cancer 2013
Co-organizer AACR Meeting on Noncoding RNAs in Cancer 2015
Ad hoc reviewer for a wide range of journals including Cell, Science, Nature, Nature Genetics, Nature Structural and Molecular Biology, Nature Medicine, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Molecular Cell, Cancer Cell, RNA, PLoS Genetics, Genome Research, Molecular and Cellular Biology, EMBO Journal, Cancer Research, Current Biology, Oncogene, Trends in Genetics, Journal of Biological Chemistry, Gastroenterology