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educator , human geneticist

Thomas Byron Shows, American human geneticist, educator. United States Public Health Service Postdoctoral fellow, 1967-1969.


Shows, Thomas Byron was born on May 4, 1938 in Brookhaven, Mississippi, United States. Son of Thomas Byron and Lula Mae (Wallace) Shows.


Bachelor, San Diego State University, 1961. Master of Science, University Michigan, 1963. Doctor of Philosophy, University Michigan, 1967.


Postdoctoral fellow Yale University, New Haven, 1967-1969. Cancer research scientist Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, 1969-1973. Assistant research professor State University of New York, 1969-1973, associate cancer research scientist, 1973-1978, associate research professor, 1973-1978, research professor department cellular and molecular biology, Roswell Park graduate division, since 1978, principal cancer research scientist, 1978-1980, associate chief experimental biology, 1979-1980, director department human genetics, since 1980.

Science director Health Research Foundation The Children's Hospital, since 1987.


  • Other Work

    • Member editorial board Cancer Genetics and Cytogenetics, 1979-1981, Somatic Cell and Molecular Genetics, since 1984, Genomics Topic Editor, since 1987, Genes, Chromosomes and Cancer, since 1989. Executive editor Cytogenetics and Cell Genetics, since 1993. Contributor over 340 articles and reviews to science journals.


Active Boy Scouts American. Member Environmental Pollution Control Committee Buffalo. Member Genetics Society of America, American Society Human Genetics, American Society Cell Biology, American Association for the Advancement of Science (Newcomb Cleveland prize in science 1986-1987), American Association Cancer Research, New York Academy Scis.Human Gene Organization (founding council 1988), Sigma Xi (Thomas B. Tomasi Hope award 1993).


Married Sandra Jane Stetson, June 20, 1959. Children: Joyce Suzanne Burke, Evan Thomas.

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Lula Mae (Wallace) Shows

Sandra Jane Stetson

Joyce Suzanne Burke Shows

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