Dr. Pitteri

Dr. Sharon Pitteri is an Associate Professor at the Canary Center at Stanford for Cancer Early Detection in the Department of Radiology at the Stanford University School of Medicine.  She is a member of the Stanford Cancer Institute, Stanford Bio-X Program, and Stanford Cancer Biology Program.  She received her bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Carleton College and her PhD in Chemistry from Purdue University.  Dr. Pitteri did her postdoctoral research in Molecular Diagnostics at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.  Her current research focuses on the identification of proteins and other molecules that are indicative of early stage and/or aggressive cancer in blood, tissue, and proximal fluids.  Her lab develops and applies mass spectrometry-based methods to study protein glycosylation in order to better understand cancer biology and ultimately improve cancer diagnosis.  She is the recipient of numerous awards including the American Society for Mass Spectrometry Research Award, California Breast Cancer Research Program Innovative Development and Exploratory Award, Stanford McCormick Faculty Award, and Department of Defense Breast Cancer Breakthrough Award.  She is a member of the NIH Glycoscience Common Fund Program and the NCI Alliance of Glycobiologists for Cancer Research.