Dr. Glassy is the Science Advisory Board Chair of Nascent Biotech, Inc. and the Director and Professor at the Integrated Medical Science Association Foundation.
Glassy has held several upper-management positions in commercial biotechnology. He was co-founder and CEO of Shantha West, Inc, a subsidiary of India-based Shantha Biotechnics of Hyderabad, India. Shantha West resulted from a joint venture between East/West Laboratories Inc. (predecessor company to Shantha West, Inc.) and Shantha Biotechnics. Shantha was subsequently sold to Merieux Alliance in 2007.
Prior to that Glassy served as Vice President of Research and Development for Novopharm Biotech Inc. He has prepared and directed several FDA-approved clinical trials involving human monoclonal antibodies to cancer. Prior to Novopharm, Glassy was Director of Immunology at Brunswick Biotechnetics and Chief of the Human Antibody Program at Biotherapeutics, Inc.
In 1980 Glassy joined the Department of Medicine and Cancer Center of the University of California, San Diego faculty and is currently a Visiting Scholar in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at UCSD. He did his post-doctoral studies in molecular immunology as a Research Fellow at Scripps Clinic & Research Foundation in La Jolla, CA.
Glassy, who received his Ph.D (summa cum laude) in biochemistry from the University of California, Riverside in 1978, has 160 publications in the scientific and medical literature, is the Editor-In-Chief of the journal, Human Antibodies, serves as the chairman of the international conference series on human antibodies, and has been awarded several patents in the field of human monoclonal antibodies.
Glassy was the recipient of the 2003 Arthur Furst Award (citation, “Outstanding research advancing science for the betterment of humanity”) and the inventor of pritumumab, the first human antibody used to treat a cancer patient.