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Clay Gustafson, MD, PhD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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    Rice University, Houston, TexasBA1996Biochemistry/English Literature
    University of Texas Medical BranchMD, PhD2005Medicine/Biochemistry and Genetics
    University of Texas SouthwesternPediatrics Residency2008Pediatrics
    University of California San FranciscoHematology/Oncology Fellowship2012Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
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    Alex's Lemonade Stand2012  - 2014ALSF "A" Award

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    1. Koach J, Holien JK, Massudi H, Carter DR, Ciampa OC, Herath M, Lim T, Seneviratne JA, Milazzo G, Murray JE, McCarroll JA, Liu B, Mayoh C, Keenan B, Stevenson BW, Gorman MA, Bell JL, Doughty L, Hüttelmaier S, Oberthuer A, Fischer M, Gifford AJ, Liu T, Zhang X, Zhu S, Gustafson WC, Haber M, Norris MD, Fletcher JI, Perini G, Parker MW, Cheung BB, Marshall GM. Drugging MYCN Oncogenic Signaling through the MYCN-PA2G4 Binding Interface. Cancer Res. 2019 Nov 01; 79(21):5652-5667. PMID: 31501192.
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    2. Zhang L, He X, Liu X, Zhang F, Huang LF, Potter AS, Xu L, Zhou W, Zheng T, Luo Z, Berry KP, Pribnow A, Smith SM, Fuller C, Jones BV, Fouladi M, Drissi R, Yang ZJ, Gustafson WC, Remke M, Pomeroy SL, Girard EJ, Olson JM, Morrissy AS, Vladoiu MC, Zhang J, Tian W, Xin M, Taylor MD, Potter SS, Roussel MF, Weiss WA, Lu QR. Single-Cell Transcriptomics in Medulloblastoma Reveals Tumor-Initiating Progenitors and Oncogenic Cascades during Tumorigenesis and Relapse. Cancer Cell. 2019 Sep 16; 36(3):302-318.e7. PMID: 31474569.
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    3. Seo Y, Huh Y, Huang SY, Hernandez-Pampaloni JM, Hawkins RA, Gustafson WC, Vo KT, Matthay KK. Technical Note: Simplified and practical pretherapy tumor dosimetry - A feasibility study for 131 I-MIBG therapy of neuroblastoma using 124 I-MIBG PET/CT. Med Phys. 2019 May; 46(5):2477-2486. PMID: 30761545.
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    4. Chen L, Alexe G, Dharia NV, Ross L, Iniguez AB, Conway AS, Wang EJ, Veschi V, Lam N, Qi J, Gustafson WC, Nasholm N, Vazquez F, Weir BA, Cowley GS, Ali LD, Pantel S, Jiang G, Harrington WF, Lee Y, Goodale A, Lubonja R, Krill-Burger JM, Meyers RM, Tsherniak A, Root DE, Bradner JE, Golub TR, Roberts CW, Hahn WC, Weiss WA, Thiele CJ, Stegmaier K. CRISPR-Cas9 screen reveals a MYCN-amplified neuroblastoma dependency on EZH2. J Clin Invest. 2018 01 02; 128(1):446-462. PMID: 29202477.
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    5. Vo KT, Karski EE, Nasholm NM, Allen S, Hollinger F, Gustafson WC, Long-Boyle JR, Shiboski S, Matthay KK, DuBois SG. Phase 1 study of sirolimus in combination with oral cyclophosphamide and topotecan in children and young adults with relapsed and refractory solid tumors. Oncotarget. 2017 Apr 04; 8(14):23851-23861. PMID: 27793021.
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    6. Fan Q, Aksoy O, Wong RA, Ilkhanizadeh S, Novotny CJ, Gustafson WC, Truong AY, Cayanan G, Simonds EF, Haas-Kogan D, Phillips JJ, Nicolaides T, Okaniwa M, Shokat KM, Weiss WA. A Kinase Inhibitor Targeted to mTORC1 Drives Regression in Glioblastoma. Cancer Cell. 2017 03 13; 31(3):424-435. PMID: 28292440.
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    7. Temple W, Mendelsohn L, Kim GE, Nekritz E, Gustafson WC, Lin L, Giacomini K, Naranjo A, Van Ryn C, Parisi MT, Shulkin BL, Yanik GA, Kreissman SG, Hogarty M, Matthay KK, DuBois SG. Erratum to: Vesicular monoamine transporter protein expression correlates with clinical features, tumor biology, and MIBG avidity in neuroblastoma: a report from the Children's Oncology Group. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2016 Jul; 43(7):1396. PMID: 27044383.
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    8. Lee JK, Phillips JW, Smith BA, Park JW, Stoyanova T, McCaffrey EF, Baertsch R, Sokolov A, Meyerowitz JG, Mathis C, Cheng D, Stuart JM, Shokat KM, Gustafson WC, Huang J, Witte ON. N-Myc Drives Neuroendocrine Prostate Cancer Initiated from Human Prostate Epithelial Cells. Cancer Cell. 2016 Apr 11; 29(4):536-547. PMID: 27050099.
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    9. Yu D, Dong Z, Gustafson WC, Ruiz-González R, Signor L, Marzocca F, Borel F, Klassen MP, Makhijani K, Royant A, Jan YN, Weiss WA, Guo S, Shu X. Rational design of a monomeric and photostable far-red fluorescent protein for fluorescence imaging in vivo. Protein Sci. 2016 Feb; 25(2):308-15. PMID: 26549191.
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    10. Lee JS, Wu R, Wong T, DuBois SG, Matthay K, Gustafson C, Hawkins R, Roy-Burman A. Extended Sedation With Continuous Midazolam or Dexmedetomidine Infusion for Young Children Receiving 131 I-MIBG Radiopharmaceutical Therapy for Advanced Neuroblastoma. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2016 Mar; 63(3):471-8. PMID: 26585842.
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    11. Temple W, Mendelsohn L, Kim GE, Nekritz E, Gustafson WC, Lin L, Giacomini K, Naranjo A, Van Ryn C, Yanik GA, Kreissman SG, Hogarty M, Matthay KK, DuBois SG. Vesicular monoamine transporter protein expression correlates with clinical features, tumor biology, and MIBG avidity in neuroblastoma: a report from the Children's Oncology Group. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2016 Mar; 43(3):474-481. PMID: 26338179.
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    12. Cage TA, Chanthery Y, Chesler L, Grimmer M, Knight Z, Shokat K, Weiss WA, Gustafson WC. Downregulation of MYCN through PI3K Inhibition in Mouse Models of Pediatric Neural Cancer. Front Oncol. 2015; 5:111. PMID: 26029667.
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    13. Meyerowitz JG, Weiss WA, Gustafson WC. A new "angle" on kinase inhibitor design: Prioritizing amphosteric activity above kinase inhibition. Mol Cell Oncol. 2015 Apr-Jun; 2(2):e975641. PMID: 27308435.
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    14. Chen J, Hackett CS, Zhang S, Song YK, Bell RJ, Molinaro AM, Quigley DA, Balmain A, Song JS, Costello JF, Gustafson WC, Van Dyke T, Kwok PY, Khan J, Weiss WA. The genetics of splicing in neuroblastoma. Cancer Discov. 2015 Apr; 5(4):380-95. PMID: 25637275.
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    15. Hackett CS, Quigley DA, Wong RA, Chen J, Cheng C, Song YK, Wei JS, Pawlikowska L, Bao Y, Goldenberg DD, Nguyen K, Gustafson WC, Rallapalli SK, Cho YJ, Cook JM, Kozlov S, Mao JH, Van Dyke T, Kwok PY, Khan J, Balmain A, Fan Q, Weiss WA. Expression quantitative trait loci and receptor pharmacology implicate Arg1 and the GABA-A receptor as therapeutic targets in neuroblastoma. Cell Rep. 2014 Nov 06; 9(3):1034-46. PMID: 25437558.
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    16. Gustafson WC, Meyerowitz JG, Nekritz EA, Chen J, Benes C, Charron E, Simonds EF, Seeger R, Matthay KK, Hertz NT, Eilers M, Shokat KM, Weiss WA. Drugging MYCN through an allosteric transition in Aurora kinase A. Cancer Cell. 2014 Sep 08; 26(3):414-427. PMID: 25175806.
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    17. Yu D, Gustafson WC, Han C, Lafaye C, Noirclerc-Savoye M, Ge WP, Thayer DA, Huang H, Kornberg TB, Royant A, Jan LY, Jan YN, Weiss WA, Shu X. An improved monomeric infrared fluorescent protein for neuronal and tumour brain imaging. Nat Commun. 2014 May 15; 5:3626. PMID: 24832154.
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    18. Johnson BE, Mazor T, Hong C, Barnes M, Aihara K, McLean CY, Fouse SD, Yamamoto S, Ueda H, Tatsuno K, Asthana S, Jalbert LE, Nelson SJ, Bollen AW, Gustafson WC, Charron E, Weiss WA, Smirnov IV, Song JS, Olshen AB, Cha S, Zhao Y, Moore RA, Mungall AJ, Jones SJM, Hirst M, Marra MA, Saito N, Aburatani H, Mukasa A, Berger MS, Chang SM, Taylor BS, Costello JF. Mutational analysis reveals the origin and therapy-driven evolution of recurrent glioma. Science. 2014 Jan 10; 343(6167):189-193. PMID: 24336570.
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    19. Fan QW, Cheng CK, Gustafson WC, Charron E, Zipper P, Wong RA, Chen J, Lau J, Knobbe-Thomsen C, Weller M, Jura N, Reifenberger G, Shokat KM, Weiss WA. EGFR phosphorylates tumor-derived EGFRvIII driving STAT3/5 and progression in glioblastoma. Cancer Cell. 2013 Oct 14; 24(4):438-49. PMID: 24135280.
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    20. Puissant A, Frumm SM, Alexe G, Bassil CF, Qi J, Chanthery YH, Nekritz EA, Zeid R, Gustafson WC, Greninger P, Garnett MJ, McDermott U, Benes CH, Kung AL, Weiss WA, Bradner JE, Stegmaier K. Targeting MYCN in neuroblastoma by BET bromodomain inhibition. Cancer Discov. 2013 Mar; 3(3):308-23. PMID: 23430699.
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    21. Seo Y, Gustafson WC, Dannoon SF, Nekritz EA, Lee CL, Murphy ST, VanBrocklin HF, Hernandez-Pampaloni M, Haas-Kogan DA, Weiss WA, Matthay KK. Tumor dosimetry using [124I]m-iodobenzylguanidine microPET/CT for [131I]m-iodobenzylguanidine treatment of neuroblastoma in a murine xenograft model. Mol Imaging Biol. 2012 Dec; 14(6):735-42. PMID: 22382618.
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    22. Cheng CK, Gustafson WC, Charron E, Houseman BT, Zunder E, Goga A, Gray NS, Pollok B, Oakes SA, James CD, Shokat KM, Weiss WA, Fan QW. Dual blockade of lipid and cyclin-dependent kinases induces synthetic lethality in malignant glioma. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Jul 31; 109(31):12722-7. PMID: 22802621.
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    23. Chanthery YH, Gustafson WC, Itsara M, Persson A, Hackett CS, Grimmer M, Charron E, Yakovenko S, Kim G, Matthay KK, Weiss WA. Paracrine signaling through MYCN enhances tumor-vascular interactions in neuroblastoma. Sci Transl Med. 2012 Jan 04; 4(115):115ra3. PMID: 22218692.
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    24. Gustafson WC, Matthay KK. Progress towards personalized therapeutics: biologic- and risk-directed therapy for neuroblastoma. Expert Rev Neurother. 2011 Oct; 11(10):1411-23. PMID: 21955198.
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    25. Gustafson WC, Weiss WA. Addiction to B-MYB. Oncotarget. 2010 Aug; 1(4):235-6. PMID: 21304174.
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    26. Gustafson WC, Weiss WA. Myc proteins as therapeutic targets. Oncogene. 2010 Mar 04; 29(9):1249-59. PMID: 20101214.
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    27. Gustafson WC, De Berry BB, Evers BM, Chung DH. Role of gastrointestinal hormones in neuroblastoma. World J Surg. 2005 Mar; 29(3):281-6. PMID: 15706438.
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    28. Ray S, Lu Y, Kaufmann SH, Gustafson WC, Karp JE, Boldogh I, Fields AP, Brasier AR. Genomic mechanisms of p210BCR-ABL signaling: induction of heat shock protein 70 through the GATA response element confers resistance to paclitaxel-induced apoptosis. J Biol Chem. 2004 Aug 20; 279(34):35604-15. PMID: 15155749.
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    29. Gustafson WC, Ray S, Jamieson L, Thompson EA, Brasier AR, Fields AP. Bcr-Abl regulates protein kinase Ciota (PKCiota) transcription via an Elk1 site in the PKCiota promoter. J Biol Chem. 2004 Mar 05; 279(10):9400-8. PMID: 14670960.
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    30. Fields AP, Gustafson WC. Protein kinase C in disease: cancer. Methods Mol Biol. 2003; 233:519-37. PMID: 12840532.
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    31. Chen L, Finnerty C, Gustafson WC, Bush CR, Chi P, Guo H, Luxon B, Fields AP, Thompson EA. Genomic analysis of glucocorticoid-regulated promoters in murine T-lymphoma cells. Recent Prog Horm Res. 2003; 58:155-74. PMID: 12795418.
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    32. Fields AP, Murray NR, Gustafson WC. Characterization of the role of protein kinase C isozymes in colon carcinogenesis using transgenic mouse models. Methods Mol Biol. 2003; 233:539-53. PMID: 12840533.
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    33. Stuart CA, Wen G, Gustafson WC, Thompson EA. Comparison of GLUT1, GLUT3, and GLUT4 mRNA and the subcellular distribution of their proteins in normal human muscle. Metabolism. 2000 Dec; 49(12):1604-9. PMID: 11145124.
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    34. Gustafson WC, Taylor CW, Valdez BC, Henning D, Phippard A, Ren Y, Busch H, Durban E. Nucleolar protein p120 contains an arginine-rich domain that binds to ribosomal RNA. Biochem J. 1998 Apr 15; 331 ( Pt 2):387-93. PMID: 9531475.
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    35. Ren Y, Busch R, Durban E, Taylor C, Gustafson WC, Valdez B, Li YP, Smetana K, Busch H. Overexpression of human nucleolar proteins in insect cells: characterization of nucleolar protein p120. Protein Expr Purif. 1996 Mar; 7(2):212-9. PMID: 8812864.
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    36. Durban E, Valdez BC, Gustafson WC, Taylor CW, Cardellini E, Busch H. Functional domains of nucleolar phosphoprotein p120. Physiol Chem Phys Med NMR. 1995; 27(4):303-11. PMID: 8768786.
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