Following graduation from the University of California at Berkeley and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Wu was a post-doctoral fellow and Lecturer in the Department of Zoology at the University of California at Berkeley. Prior to joining the federal government in 1979, he worked for a biotech company as a Senior Scientist for 5 years. In 1986 after working for 7 years in the Laboratory of Molecular Pharmacology of the NCI’s intramural program, Dr. Wu joined CTEP/NCI as the sole Program Director (Health Scientist Administrator) for the clinical grants program. Dr. Wu has been instrumental in promoting clinical research and in the twelve-fold growth of CTEP’s grants portfolio since 1986. This growth resulted in the formation of the Clinical Grants and Contracts Branch in 2000.
As Chief of the Clinical Grants and Contracts Branch, Dr. Wu leads a eight member team of Program Directors, Program Analysts and Technical Assistants in administering approximately 400 active grants, contracts and cooperative agreements at a total funded level of approximately $400 million in fiscal 2008. The Branch plans, implements and manages two clinical research programs: Clinical Oncology and Surgical Oncology, both involved in the development and identification of new agents and methods for the treatment of cancer as well as the evaluation of combined modalities of therapy. Currently, Roy also represents NCI in many capacities. Some notable examples are: the Federal Interagency Working Group on Human Stem Cell Transplantation, DHHS; Liaison with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America, and Liaison with the American Society of Hematology.
Roy has an extensive bibliography (34 peer reviewed publications) including publications dealing with ribosomal RNA and ribosomal protein synthesis, reverse transcriptase inhibitors, DNA repair, the cell cycle, the ubiquitination pathway and histone variant synthesis, modification and metabolism. From 1989 to 1993, he served as the unpaid volunteer Executive Director of the Society of Chinese Bioscientists in America (SCBA). For his work and leadership he has received the following awards: