Dr. Jerry W. Shay is a Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. A native of Dallas, Texas (he graduated from Hillcrest High School) he received his B.A. and M.A. from the University of Texas in Austin, and his Ph.D. from the University of Kansas. This was followed by postdoctoral research training with Keith Porter at the University of Colorado in Boulder. In 1975, he joined the faculty at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Shay has four children ranging in age from 10 to 24. His wife, Jennifer Cuthbert, is a physician and Professor of Internal Medicine, also at U.T. Southwestern.

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