Arul M. Chinnaiyan, MD, PhD
Scientific Advisory Board Chair
Dr. Chinnaiyan is the S.P. Hicks Endowed Professor of Pathology and Professor of Pathology and Urology at the University of Michigan Medical School. He is also a member of the Comprehensive Cancer Center and Bioinformatics Program. In 2007, he was also named the Director of a new initiative at the University called the Michigan Center for Translational Pathology (MCTP), the goal of which is to develop new molecular tests and therapeutics for human disease with a primary focus on cancer. Dr. Chinnaiyan is a board certified Clinical Pathologist and currently serves as Director of the Division of Pathology Research Informatics and Director of Cancer Bioinformatics.
In addition to receiving his undergraduate degree and medical training at The University Michigan, he received a Ph.D. in Pathology. Dr. Chinnaiyan has received a number of awards including the Basic Science Research Award awarded by the University of Michigan Medical, the AMGEN Outstanding Investigator Award, the Pew Biomedical Scholar Award, the Burroughs Welcome Foundation Award in Clinical Translational Research, the 2006 Benjamin Castleman Award, and in 2007 he received the Ramzi Cotran Young Investigator Award and was named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator. Dr. Chinnaiyan was also elected as a member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation.