Raymond Dubois, M.D., Ph.D.

Executive Director, The Biodesign Institute
Arizona State University (ASU)

As Executive Director of the Biodesign Institute, Dr. Dubois leads a large group of faculty and staff dedicated to addressing critical global challenges in health care, sustainability and security through the development of solutions inspired from natural systems.  In addition he serves as the Dalton Chair, School of Health Solutions; and Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at ASU and as Co-leader of the Cancer Prevention Program at the Mayo Clinic.  In this latter role, he is actively engaged in enabling the active partnership between ASU and the Mayo Clinic, including the development of a medical school campus. Dr. DuBois is an internationally renowned expert in the molecular and genetic basis for colorectal cancer and continues his research work at Biodesign. Before joining ASU, he served as provost and executive vice president and professor of cancer medicine and cancer biology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. He served in various roles at Vanderbilt including the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition.  His research work led to the discovery of COX-2 inhibitors for the treatment of selected inflammatory diseases.  Dr. Dubois has published extensively and received a numerous awards including the :  Ellen F. Knisely Distinguished Chair in Colon Cancer Research; Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars; Dorothy P. Landon Cancer Research Prize; and Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Foundation Cancer Research Award.  He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, is past president of the American Association for Cancer Research.  He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and his M.D. from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and completed a residency and gastroenterology fellowship at Johns Hopkins.