Arul M. Chinnaiyan, M.D., Ph.D. is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, American Cancer Society Research Professor, and S.P. Hicks Endowed Professor of Pathology and Urology at the University of Michigan. He also serves as the inaugural Director of the Michigan Center for Translational Pathology (MCTP) which is comprised of a multi-disciplinary team of investigators focused on translating “-Omic” technologies to patient care in terms of biomarkers and novel therapeutics. He has co-authored over 350 manuscripts and has been designated an A.
Dr. Carey received his B.S. from Saint Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y. He earned his Ph.D. in Biochemical Pharmacology from State University of New York at Buffalo. After active duty for training in the Army Medical Service Corps, he completed a postdoctoral fellowship focusing on melanoma immunology and serology at Sloan-Kettering Institute with Lloyd Old. He joined the University of Michigan Medical School faculty focusing on developing research in head and neck cancer and rose through the ranks to Professor of Otolaryngology and Pharmacology.
Dr. Canman received her B.S. degree in Microbiology from the University of Illinois in 1987 and Ph.D. degree in Pharmacology in 1992 from the University of Michigan. She then trained under the mentorship of Dr. Michael B. Kastan as a postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins University from 1993 - 1998. There she investigated signaling pathways induced by ionizing radiation and mediated by the Ataxia Telangiectasia Mutated protein kinase. Dr. Canman then joined the faculty at St.
David G. Beer Ph.D. is Professor of Surgery and Professor of Radiation Oncology at the University of Michigan. He received a B.S. in biology in 1975 from Northeastern Illinois University and a Ph.D. in biochemical pharmacology at University of Colorado at Boulder in 1984. Dr. Beer completed post-doctoral training in molecular oncology at the McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research, University of Wisconsin, Madison from 1984 to 1987. In 1987 Dr. Beer became an Assistant Professor in Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutics at the University of Kansas Medical School in Kansas City, KS.