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Somak Roy, MD

  • Staff Pathologist, Division of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • Director of Molecular Pathology
  • Associate Professor, UC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine



Molecular pathology; oncology; clinical bioinformatics; clinical informatics

Services and Specialties



Molecular pathology of brain tumors; bioinformatics of high throughput genomics and transcriptomics in cancer; cloud computing and data security for clinical genomics infrastructure

Research Areas



Current clinical practices and challenges in molecular testing: a GOAL Consortium Hematopathology Working Group report. Lee, TD; Aisner, DL; David, MP; Eno, CC; Gagan, J; Gocke, CD; Guseva, NV; Haley, L; Jajosky, AN; Jones, D; et al. Blood Advances. 2023; 7:4599-4607.

Lineage switching of the cellular distribution of BRAFV600E in multisystem Langerhans cell histiocytosis. Milne, P; Bomken, S; Slater, O; Kumar, A; Nelson, A; Roy, S; Velazquez, J; Mankad, K; Nicholson, J; Yeomanson, D; et al. Blood Advances. 2023; 7:2171-2176.

Assessments of Somatic Variant Classification Using the Association for Molecular Pathology/American Society of Clinical Oncology/College of American Pathologists Guidelines: A Report from the Association for Molecular Pathology. Li, MM; Cottrell, CE; Pullambhatla, M; Roy, S; Temple-Smolkin, RL; Turner, SA; Wang, K; Zhou, Y; Vnencak-Jones, CL. The Journal of molecular diagnostics : JMD. 2023; 25:69-86.

Recommendations for the Use of in Silico Approaches for Next-Generation Sequencing Bioinformatic Pipeline Validation: A Joint Report of the Association for Molecular Pathology, Association for Pathology Informatics, and College of American Pathologists. Duncavage, EJ; Coleman, JF; de Baca, ME; Kadri, S; Leon, A; Routbort, M; Roy, S; Suarez, CJ; Vanderbilt, C; Zook, JM. The Journal of molecular diagnostics : JMD. 2023; 25:3-16.

Identifying metastatic renal cell carcinoma in thyroid fine-needle aspirates by molecular testing. Freeman, T; Taneja, C; Ohori, NP; Wald, AI; Skaugen, J; Yip, L; Kim, S; Ferris, RL; Nikiforova, MN; Roy, S; et al. Endocrine-Related Cancer. 2022; 29:657-664.

112. ClinGen Somatic Cancer Variant Interpretation (CVI) committee and the Somatic Cancer expert panel process. Ritter, D; Duncavage, E; Elvin, J; Garrett, F; Griffith, OL; Griffith, M; Janeway, K; MacConaill, L; McCoy, M; Meric-Bernstam, F; et al. Cancer genetics. 2022; 268:36.

Principles and Validation of Bioinformatics Pipeline for Cancer Next-Generation Sequencing. Roy, S. Clinics in Laboratory Medicine. 2022; 42:409-421.

Containers in Bioinformatics: Applications, Practical Considerations, and Best Practices in Molecular Pathology. Kadri, S; Sboner, A; Sigaras, A; Roy, S. The Journal of molecular diagnostics : JMD. 2022; 24:442-454.

Standards for the classification of pathogenicity of somatic variants in cancer (oncogenicity): Joint recommendations of Clinical Genome Resource (ClinGen), Cancer Genomics Consortium (CGC), and Variant Interpretation for Cancer Consortium (VICC). Horak, P; Griffith, M; Danos, AM; Pitel, BA; Madhavan, S; Liu, X; Chow, C; Williams, H; Carmody, L; Barrow-Laing, L; et al. Genetics in Medicine. 2022; 24:986-998.

Synchronous Mucinous Carcinomas of Ovary and Appendix: A Case Report With Diagnostic Pitfalls and Review of Corresponding Literature. Hegazy, S; Bhargava, R; Roy, S; Elishaev, E. 2022; 27:103-106.

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