William Gunn PhD

Head of Academic Outreach

Mendeley Ltd.

City
Mountain View, California, United States
Discipline
Biological Sciences
Interests
Adult Stem Cell Research, Bone Biology, Statistical Analysis, Cancer, single molecule analytical techniques
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About

Dr. William Gunn is the Head of Academic Outreach for Mendeley. He attended Tulane University as a Louisiana Board of Regents Fellow, receiving his Ph.D in Biomedical Science from the Center for Gene Therapy at Tulane University in 2008. Frustrated with the inefficiencies of the modern research process, he left academia and established the biology program at Genalyte, a novel diagnostics startup, then joined Mendeley. Dr. Gunn is an Open Access advocate, co-founder of the Reproducibility Initiative and serves on the NISO Altmetrics working group. Online, he's known as @mrgunn.

RESEARCH
His work at Genalyte, a molecular diagnostics startup, involved developing protein, DNA, and small molecule assays on their novel high-throughput assay platform. He received his PhD from Tulane University, where he studied under Dr. Darwin Prockop at the Tulane Center for Gene Therapy. His dissertation is entitled "Investigating the Role of Human Multipotent Mesenchymal Stromal Cells in the Repair of Bone", in which he developed a model of multiple myeloma in mice and used it to test small molecule inhibitors of the interaction between multiple myeloma and bone precursor cells, promoting bone regeneration and repair of osteolytic lesions. His areas of expertise are bone biology, multiple myeloma, adult stem cells, and development of disease models.

SCIENCE OUTREACH
As Head of Academic Outreach for Mendeley, Dr. Gunn blends deep technical knowledge and industry insight with clear and effective communication skills. Dr. Gunn spends a good deal of time writing blog posts, essays, technical papers, presentations, and in general contributing to interesting conversations happening across academia and the tech community, but he also does things that don't fall under the traditional communication categories. He is recognized for his work in the fields of altmetrics and research reproducibility, writing code, analyzing data, and publishing papers as well as giving talks to scientific societies. Dr, Gunn co-directs the Reproducibility Initiative with Elizabeth Iorns and co-organizes Science Online Bay Area with colleagues from other tech companies in the area to bring together people who are doing interesting things that influence how science is carried out and communicated online. He is prolific on Twitter as @mrgunn and views social networks as the skeleton which supports the flesh and muscle of more substantial online and offiline interactions.
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Publications

  • Mendeley: Enabling and understanding scientific collaboration

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    Information Services & Use (2014)

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  • Social Signals Reflect Academic Impact: What it Means When a Scholar Adds a Paper to Mendeley

    Gunn W

    Information Standards Quarterly (2013)

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  • THE ROLE OF HUMAN MESENCHYMAL STEM CELLS IN REPAIR OF BONE

    Gunn W

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  • Label-Free Biosensor Arrays Based on Silicon Ring Resonators and High-Speed Optical Scanning Instrumentation

    Iqbal M, Gleeson M, Spaugh B, Tybor F, Gunn W, Hochberg M et al.

    IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics (2010)

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  • Pharmaceutical inhibition of glycogen synthetase kinase-3β reduces multiple myeloma-induced bone disease in a novel murine plasmacytoma xenograft model.

    Gunn W, Krause U, Lee N, Gregory C

    Blood (2011)

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  • Dkk-1-derived synthetic peptides and lithium chloride for the control and recovery of adult stem cells from bone marrow.

    Gregory C, Perry A, Reyes E, Conley A, Gunn W, Prockop D

    The Journal of biological chemistry (2005)

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  • A crosstalk between myeloma cells and marrow stromal cells stimulates production of DKK1 and interleukin-6: a potential role in the development of lytic bone disease and tumor progression in multiple myeloma.

    Gunn W, Conley A, Deininger L, Olson S, Prockop D, Gregory C

    Stem cells (Dayton, Ohio) (2006)

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  • We need more insight into what’s worth paying for

    Gunn W

    Nature (2009)

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  • Frontal Dispersion Polymerization

    Pojman J, Gunn G, Patterson C, Owens J, Simmons C

    The Journal of Physical Chemistry B (1998)

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  • How Wnt signaling affects bone repair by mesenchymal stem cells from the bone marrow.

    Gunn W, Gregory C, Reyes E, Smolarz A, Munoz J, Spees J et al.

    Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences (2005)

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  • The promise of canonical Wnt signaling modulators in enhancing bone repair.

    Gregory C, Green A, Lee N, Rao A, Gunn W

    Drug news & perspectives (2006)

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Professional experience

Head of Academic Outreach

Mendeley Ltd.

December 2010 - Present

Assay Development Consultant

Self Employed

July 2008 - Present

Community Liaison

Mendeley Ltd.

March 2009 - December 2010 (1 year 9 months)

Assay Development Scientist

Genalyte, Inc.

July 2007 - July 2009 (2 years)

Education history

Tulane University

PhD

April 2002 - August 2009 (7 years 4 months)