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Ronald G. Gill, PhD

Professor of Surgery and Scientific Director - CCTCARE


Dr. Ronald G. Gill graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1976 with his BA in Biology.  Later he completed his PhD in Biology and Immunology at the University of California, Los Angeles in 1985.  In 1984 he moved to the University of Colordo Health Sciences Center under the supervision of Dr. Kevin Lafferty at the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes.

Dr. Gill is the Scientific Director of the CCTCARE and rejoined the University of Colorado in November 2009 after directing the Alberta Diabetes Institute at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. 

Office Phone: 303.724.5321
Email: ronald.gill@ucdenver.edu

Lab personnel (click on name for more details):

  Marilyne Coulombe Mansfield

  Tinalyn Kupfer

  K. Scott Beard

Positions and Honors

09/1980-08/1982 Teaching Assistant, Department of Biology, University of California, LosAngeles

09/1982-08/1984 Teaching Fellow, Department of Biology, University of California, Los Angeles

09/1984-08/1989 Postdoctoral Fellow, Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (Supervisor: Dr. K. Lafferty)

09/1989-08/1991 Instructor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

10/1989-09/1992 Associate Member, Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

06/1989-09/1994 Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

10/1994-07/1996 Assistant Professor, Department of Immunology, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

06/1993-10/1996 Acting Research Director, Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

08/1996-02/2002 Associate Professor, Department of Immunology, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

10/1992-03/2007 Member, Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

09/1996-03/2007 Director, Transplant Immunology Program, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

07/2001-03/2007 Director, Rocky Mountain Islet Transplantation Program, NCRR Islet Cell Resources Program

03/2002-03/2007 Professor, Department of Medicine and Department of Immunology, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

04/2007-11/2009 Professor, Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, University of Alberta, Canada

04/2007-11/2009 Scientific Director, Alberta Diabetes Institute, University of Alberta, Canada

04/2007-11/2009 Dr. Charles A. Allard Chair in Diabetes Research, Alberta Diabetes Institute, University of Alberta, Canada

2009/11-Present Professor, Department of Surgery and Immunology, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, CO

2009/11-Present Scientific Director, Colorado Center for Transplantation Care, Research and Education, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, CO

Other Experience and Professsional Memberships

(Current local, national, and international committees)

1994-present Editorial Board, Transplantation

1995-present Editorial Board, Transplant Immunology

01/2005-12/2008 Member, Medical Review Committee (Immunology), Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

01/2005-present Associate Editor, American Journal of Transplantation

01/2006-present National Steering Committee, Immune Tolerance Network

01/2006-present Chair, NIH/CSR Transplantation, Tolerance, and Tumor Immunology Study Section (member since 01/2005), National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review

04/2007-11/2009 Alberta Diabetes Institute, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta

  • Chair - ADI Research Coordinating Committee (04/2007-11/2009)
  • Chair - ADI Annual Research Retreat Organizing Committee (04/2007-11/2009)
  • Member - ADI Board of Directors (04/2007-11/2009)

07/2007-06/2008 Scientific Sessions Planning Committee, American Diabetes Association

09/2007-11/2009 Member, Search and Selection Committee, Medical Microbiology and Immunology, University of Alberta

09/2007-11/2009 Member, Muttart Diabetes Research & Training Centre, University of Alberta

Honors / Awards

1986-1988 NIH Traineeship Award (#5 T32 AI-07035)

1988-1990 Fellowship Award (#388180), Juvenile Diabetes Foundation

1988 Travel Award, The Transplantation Society

1990 Travel Award, The Transplantation Society

07/1991-06/1994 Career Development Award (#291292), Juvenile Diabetes Foundation

2000 Chancellors Award for Teaching Excellence, Graduate School, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

Publications

(Publications selected from 120)

  1. Gianani R, A Putnam, T Still, L Yu, D Miao, RG Gill, J. Beilke, P. Supon, A. Valentine, A. Iveson, S. Dunn, GS Eisenbarth, J Hutton, P Gottlieb, A Wiseman. 2006. Initial results of screening of non-diabetic organ donors for expression of islet autoantibodies. J. Clin. Endocrin. Metab. 91:1855-1861

  2. Mack CL, RM Tucker, AP Fontenot, RJ. Sokol and RG Gill. 2006. Bile duct epithelia specific cellular autoimmunity in murine biliary atresia. Hepatology 44:1231-1239

  3. Crossno JT Jr, SM Majka, T Grazia, RG Gill, DJ Klemm. 2006. Rosiglitazone promotes development of a novel adipocyte population from bone marrow-derived circulating progenitor cells. J. Clin. Invest. 116:3220-3228.

  4. Sarkar SA, R Wong, SI Hackl, O Moua, RG Gill, A Wiseman, HW Davidson, JC Hutton. 2007. Induction of indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase by interferon-g in human islets. Diabetes 56:72-79.

  5. Nakayama M, JN Beilke, JM Jasinski, M Kobayashi, D Miao, M Li, MG Coulombe, E Liu, JF Elliott, RG Gill, GS Eisenbarth. 2007. Priming and effector dependence on insulin B:9-23 peptide in NOD islet autoimmunity. J. Clin. Invest. 117:1835-1843

  6. Grazia TJ, RJ Plenter, AN Doan, BP Kelly, SM Weber, JS Kurche, SO Cushing, RG Gill*, PA Biagio*. 2007. Spontaneous allograft tolerance in B7-deficient mice independent of pre-existing endogenous CD4+CD25+ regulatory T-cells. Transplantation 83:1449-1458 *denotes equal senior authorship

  7. Grazia TJ, RJ Plenter, AN Doan, BP Kelly, SM Weber, JS Kurche, SO Cushing, RG Gill*, PA Biagio*. 2007. Spontaneous allograft tolerance in B7-deficient mice independent of preexisting endogenous CD4+CD25+ regulatory T-cells. Transplantation 83:1449-1458 *denotes equal senior authorship

  8. Nakayama M, JN Beilke, JM Jasinski, M Kobayashi, D Miao, M Li, MG Coulombe, E Liu, JF Elliott, RG Gill, GS Eisenbarth. 2007. Priming and effector dependence on insulin B:9-23 peptide in NOD islet autoimmunity. J. Clin. Invest. 117:1835-1843

  9. Sarkar SA, J Gunter, R Bouchard, JE Reusch, A Wiseman, RG Gill, JC Hutton, S Pugazhenthi. 2007. Dominant negative mutant forms the cAMP response element binding protein induce apoptosis and decrease the anti-apoptotic action of growth factors in human islets. Diabetologia 50:1649-1659

  10. Sleater M, AS Diamond, RG Gill. 2007. Islet allograft rejection by contact-dependent CD8+ T cells: Perforin and FasL play alternate but obligatory roles. Am. J. Transplant. 7:1927-1933
  11. Beilke JN, RG Gill. 2007. Frontiers in nephrology: The varied faces of NK cell - contributions to allograft immunity and tolerance. J. Amer. Soc. Nephrol. 18:2262-2267