For over three decades, John V. Schloss, Ph.D., has worked in industry and academics in equal measure. His accomplishments include: Discovery and development of new drugs and drug-delivery systems; Authoring or co-authoring issued patents covering composition of matter and use of novel drug substances; Administrative experience in industry and academics (Chief Executive Officer, Research Supervisor, Director and five times as Chair of an academic department); Securing major competitive research awards from the NIH, Office of Naval Research, US-Israel Binational Science Foundation, Maine Technology Institute, and the Pfeiffer Research Foundation as Principal Investigator; and obtaining funding for, building and managing core facilities for protein sequencing and amino acid analysis, large-scale fermentation, large-scale protein purification and mass spectrometry. He has held the rank of tenured full professor since 1991, during which time he has Chaired Departments of Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Science at five different Universities. Four times he has helped to start new pharmacy programs; develop innovative professional and graduate curriculum; and build research infrastructure to support basic science and clinical missions of the institution. Professor Schloss did his graduate work in Biomedical Sciences at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and subsequently conducted postdoctoral work in enzyme mechanisms, funded by an individual award from the National Institutes of Health, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Individualized medicine; Oxygen-consuming side reactions of non-redox enzymes; NMDA receptor pharmacology; Branched-chain amino acid biosynthesis and enzyme mechanisms.