University of Minnesota
Assistant Professor & Director MEBRL
Assistant Professor & Director MEBRL, Division of Epidemiology, 1990-Present, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN Research Associate, Division of Epidemiology, 1987-1990, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN Research Fellowship, National Research Service Award, 1984-1987 Endocrine Research Unit, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN Dr. Gross is Director of the Molecular Epidemiology and Biomarker Research Laboratory at the University of Minnesota. He has overseen analysis for numerous epidemiologic projects and has published extensively in the areas of antioxidants and oxidative damage. His experience includes serving as principal investigator of the laboratory core for the University of Minnesota CPRU program project, co-principal investigator of YALTA and as co-investigator of several clinical trials and epidemiologic studies emphasizing diet, genetics and biological markers. His laboratory has served as an analytical facility for several multicenter studies including CARDIA, ARIC and CATCH. Sample tracking, data handling, biochemical analysis and sample storage for large epidemiologic studies are a routine part of his laboratory.
Biomarker development/translational research, molecular/biochemical epidemiology, antioxidants, oxidative damage and risk of cardiovascular disease, DNA repair and genetic susceptibility in the risk of breast cancer, early detection of pancreatic prostate cancer, dietary and genetic factors in Alzheimer’s and successful aging