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Dr. George L. Wright Jr.

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Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Co-Founder
    The Virginia Prostate Center
  • Founder
    Immunology Program


  • Ph.D. , immunology
    Michigan State University
  • PhD
  • undergraduate degree
    Albion College
25 Total References
Web References
Virginia Prostate Center- George L. Wright, Jr., Ph.D., 26 Aug 2009 [cached]
George L. Wright, Jr., Ph.D. Virginia Prostate Center- George L. Wright, Jr., Ph.D.
George L. Wright, Jr., Ph.D.
The Challenges Facing Us Today
George L. Wright, Jr., PhD
George L. Wright, Jr., Ph.D.
Scientific Director, Virginia Prostate Center Professor Emeritus Microbiology and Molecular Cell Biology Eastern Virginia Medical School
Dr. Wright joined EVMS in 1973 and became Chairman of the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Cell Biology in 1986; he is a co-founder of the Virginia Prostate Center . He received the Dean's Outstanding Faculty Award in 1990. Dr. Wright established the Immunology Program, which provides cancer testing and other clinical testing services to the Hampton Roads area medical community, and he was instrumental in establishing a state-of-the-art flow cytometry facility and a molecular biology laboratory. All three of these laboratories have been essential resources for the study of prostate and other cancers.
Originally from Ludington, Michigan, Dr. Wright earned his undergraduate degree at Albion College and a Ph.D. in immunology at Michigan State University in 1966. He joined EVMS after six years as a faculty member at George Washington University. Dr. Wright has published more than 125 articles, and has received numerous awards for his research, including one from the National Cancer Institute.
Dr. Wright's research interests are to discover cancer-associated biomarkers that can be used to develop tests for the early detection/diagnosis of cancer. During his 30-year scientific career, he has been instrumental in identifying several potential protein markers for prostate and other urological cancers. His laboratory was involved in the early testing and assessment of the first prostate specific antigen (PSA) test developed by Hybritech, Inc.
Dr. Wright's current research is involved in developing diagnostic tests for prostate cancer using innovative proteomic technologies, and also, in collaboration with Drs.
Today's News, 4 April 2002 [cached]
Dr. George L. Wright, who leads the cancer research effort at Eastern Virginia Medical School and is a Principal Investigator in the Early Detection Research Network funded by the National Cancer Institute, added, "As researchers continue to unravel the complexities of disease processes, it has become increasingly apparent that future diagnostics will go beyond correlating a single protein to a disease, and instead will look at characteristic protein patterns to diagnose and infer disease progression.Ciphergen's technology offers researchers an extremely promising approach to detect the early onset of cancer."
When compared to a single biomarker, multiple biomarkers offer significantly increased statistical power and superior predictive value for greater utility in diagnosis, toxicology, patient stratification and patient monitoring.Until recently, scientists lacked the tools to rapidly produce large sets of multiple-protein expression data for comparative analysis.With the recent release of Ciphergen's ProteinChip Biomarker System, clinical researchers are now collecting reproducible protein expression data on hundreds of proteins at once -- opening the door to rapid, simplified multiple pattern analysis.
EVMS Microbiology & Molecular Cell Biology Faculty - Oliver John Semmes, Ph.D., 5 Feb 2009 [cached]
Director, George L. Wright, Jr., Center for Biomedical Proteomics
Dr. Semmes established the Center for Biomedical Proteomics in 2002 to meet the growing demands for state-of-the-art proteomics in translational research; the facility was recognized by EVMS and named in honor of George L. Wright in 2005.
The Paul F. Schellhammer Cancer Center - Urology of Virginia - Virginia Beach - Portsmouth - Hampton [cached]
Working with George Wright, PhD, he forged a relationship to conduct cancer research in the microbiology laboratories at EVMS, thus creating the Virginia Prostate Center where lab-based research continues today.
Virginia Prostate Center- Michael D. Fabrizio, M.D., 26 Aug 2009 [cached]
George L. Wright, Jr., Ph.D.
The Challenges Facing Us Today
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