Schnitzer is the Director of PRISM since July 2009. Prior to PRISM, he was Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (1999-2009), where his laboratory received grant support (>$55 million) from NCI, NHLBI, DOD, and California state agencies (TRDRP and CBCRP). Prior to SKCC in 1999, He was an Associate Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. From 1990 to 1994, he was an Assistant Professor of Pathology and Medicine at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Institute of Biomedical Engineering. He received a BSE in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University and from the University of Pittsburgh Medical School.
He did his postdoctoral training at Yale University School of Medicine in the Department of Cell Biology under the mentorship of the Nobel laureate he has received many awards including the Established Investigator Award from the American Heart Association, the CaP Cure Award in Cancer, and the Kleinerman Lectureship Award for Pulmonary Pathobiology. Over the last decade, he has served as an Associate Editor of several journals and on the Scientific Advisory Board of several companies. He regularly reviews manuscripts for more than 15 journals including Science, Nature, Nature Biotechnology, Nature Cell Biology, Cancer Cell and Nature Medicine. He has served on several NIH study sections for R01 and R21/33 grants as well as program projects and basic/comprehensive cancer centers. He serves on the Board of US-HUPO and recently was elected to a 3 year term as Council Member for the International Human Proteome Organization (HUPO).
Schnitzer has been studying protein interactions at the surface of endothelial cells lining blood vessels and how specialized membrane vesicles called caveolae function to transport endogenous molecules as well as possibly targeted drugs, nanoparticles and gene vectors from the circulatory blood across the endothelial cell barrier to reach underlying tissue and even tumor cells.
Junkang Feng BSc, MPhil, PhD was born in Shanghai China and studied at the Shanghai High School in Shanghai and then graduated from the Institute of Military Engineering of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), the Chinese armed forces, majoring in Guided Missiles Engineering. In China, he lectured at the National University of Defence Technology of the PLA and then worked as a Research Engineer in a research institute of the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology. In the UK, he received his MPhil from the University of Portsmouth and PhD from the University of the West of Scotland (the UWS) both in Computer Science. He was a Research Associate in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Manchester before he became a Lecturer and then Senior Lecturer at the UWS. He currently is also the Director of Studies of the Database Research Group of the UWS.
His research interests include qualitative information and information flow theories, distributed information systems and database theory and systems.
K.W. Michael Siu is distinguished Research Professor and NSERC / AB SCIEX Senior Industrial Research Chair in Analytical Mass Spectrometry at York University. He is the Founding Director of York’s Centre for Research in Mass Spectrometry. A major goal of the Centre is to foster collaborative research among academics and with industries in the rapidly expanding field of mass spectrometry. Siu also serves as Associate Vice-President Research, Science and Technology.
Siu has received many awards and honors. Recent accolades include the following: In 2002, the Federation of Chinese Canadian Professionals Education Foundation honoured Siu with the Award of Merit for his long-term impact and exceptional achievement in science. In 2004, Siu received the Gerhard Herzberg Award from the Canadian Society for Analytical Sciences and Spectroscopy for achievement in the science of spectroscopy. In December, 2005, he received the F.P. Lossing Award for significant achievement in Mass Spectrometry from the Canadian Society for Mass Spectrometry. Siu received the 2006 Maxxam Award for significant contributions in analytical chemistry from the Canadian Society for Chemistry in May 2006. In March 2007, Siu received the New Pioneers Award in Science and Technology for his contributions as an immigrant from Skills for Change. Siu received a distinguished Research Professorship from York University at 2007 and was elected as Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2009. Siu has published over 210 scientific papers and 7 peer-reviewed book chapters, co-edited two books, and given over 410 presentations, of which over 60% were invited, keynote or plenary.
K.W. Michael Siu\'s research interests are Fundamentals in Mass Spectrometry, Next-Generation Mass-Spectrometric Hardware Development, Proteomics and Cancer Biomarker Discovery and Quantification.