David J. Glass, MD
Dr. David J. Glass has been the Global Head of Muscle Diseases research at Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research since 2005.
A native of New York, Dr. Glass received his undergraduate degree from Columbia University and his MD from New York Medical College.
After postdoctoral work at Columbia, he worked at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals for 14 years before establishing the Muscle Diseases group at Novartis.
Dr. Glass's research
has led to several key scientific findings in the area of skeletal muscle atrophy and hypertrophy.
is the co-author of more than 60 peer-reviewed articles on cell signaling mechanisms in neuromuscular disease, obesity, and cancer.
Dr. Glass is an elected member of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the American Society for Clinical Investigation.
He is also a Visiting Scientist at Harvard Medical School, where he teaches a course on experimental design.
book, Experimental Design for the Practicing Biologist, was well-reviewed and, in addition, he
co-authored a paper that appeared in the "Leading Edge" section of the journal Cell
on the philosophy of science, advocating the use of questions as opposed to hypotheses in framing experimental projects.