MEET DR. MARK C. GLASSY, PhD
Welcome to the Glassy Science Fiction Archive
The Glassy Science Fiction Archive is the culmination of a lifelong pursuit of all things sci-fi by Dr. Mark C. Glassy, PhD. A cancer research scientist and pharmaceutical drug inventor by day, Mark is an avid science fiction fan in all regards, and has spend his entire life assembling the collection you can find in this archive – some 100,000 items in all. For more details on Mark, see below.
If it’s science fiction-related, Mark collects it: books, art, toys, films – anything.
We hope you enjoy your visit to the archives.
By Day: Currently, Dr. Glassy is the Founder and Chairman of Nascent Biotech, Inc. (www.nascentbiotech.com), is a Visiting Scholar at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Moores Cancer Center, Translational Neuro-Oncology Department, the Director of and Professor at the Integrated Medical Science Association Foundation, and an Adjunct Professor at the John Wayne Cancer Institute. Furthermore, Dr. Glassy is on the advisory board for the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine. Dr. Glassy joined the UCSD faculty in 1980 originally in the Department of Medicine / Cancer Center, Hematology Oncology Division and then in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department and Bioscience Department before his association with the Moores Cancer Cenrter. In addition to the UCSD faculty, Dr. Glassy has held several upper management positions in commercial biotechnology. He was co-founder and CEO of Shantha West, Inc. a human antibody biomedical company associated with its parent, Shantha Biotechnics, of Hyderabad, India. He was also the CEO and founder of East/West Laboratories, Inc., the predecessor to Shantha West, Inc. and prior to that served as Vice President of R&D for Novopharm Biotech, Inc. Prior to Novopharm, Dr. Glassy was Director of Immunology at Brunswick Biotechnetics and Chief, Human Antibody Program at Biotherapeutics, Inc. Dr. Glassy did his post-doctoral studies in molecular immunology at Scripps Clinic & Research Foundation, La Jolla and received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry (summa cum laude) from the University of California, Riverside in 1978. Glassy graduated from the University of San Francisco in 1974 with a B.S. in biology and chemistry. Dr. Glassy has over 170 publications in the scientific and medical literature, is the inventor of several issued patents in the human antibody field, is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal, HUMAN ANTIBODIES, and the Program Chairman of the meeting series, “The International Conference on Human Antibodies and Hybridomas”. Glassy is the inventor of Pritumumab, the first human antibody used to treat a cancer patient and is the recipient of the 2003 Arthur Furst Award (citation: “Outstanding research advancing science for the betterment of humanity”). He has prepared and directed several FDA approved clinical trials involving human monoclonal antibodies to cancer.
By night: When not doing the above Glassy enters the world of science fiction. Glassy has been actively involved in the SF world since 1956 when, as a lad of 4, he saw Ray Harryhausen’s, Earth vs the Flying Saucers, and hasn’t been the same since. He has amassed an SF collection of over 90,000 items. Somewhere in there Glassy is a staff writer for the magazine, Scary Monsters. He is also the author of the books, “The Biology of Science Fiction Cinema“, “Movie Monsters in Scale”, and “Biology Run Amok!“