Michael Schnoor is a long-standing ASIP member and actively involved in the Vascular and Mucosal Pathobiology (VAMP) Scientific Interest Group (SIG). He received his PhD from the University of Münster, Germany; and completed postdoctoral fellowships at Emory University, Atlanta, GA and the Max-Planck-Institute, Münster, Germany. In 2012, he was recruited as Professor to the Department of Molecular Biomedicine, Cinvestav-IPN, Mexico City. His lab focuses on investigating how actin-binding proteins (ABP) such as cortactin, HS1 and myosin-1e regulate tissue barrier functions and neutrophil recruitment. Michael has published more than 50 peer-reviewed manuscripts, graduated 4 PhD and 11 MSc students and serves on the editorial boards of American Journal of Pathology, Journal of Leukocyte Biology, Tissue Barriers, and Scientific Reports. In 2018, he received a highly prestigious Newton Advanced Fellowship from the Royal Society, UK
This annual award is named in honor of the outstanding macrophage researcher Dolph O. Adams, MD, PhD. The award recognizes excellent investigators working in the area of cellular and molecular mechanisms of host defense and inflammation. Awardees are selected from among junior/mid-career candidates as defined by having completed their doctoral and post-doctoral training and having held a full-time faculty or equivalent position for no more than 12 years. Eligible institutions include colleges, universities, medical centers, hospitals, and non-profit research institutes. The award provides a cash prize and includes registration fees and travel expenses for the recipient to attend the annual Society for Leukocyte Biology meeting. 2010 was the inaugural year for the Dolph O. Adams Award in this particular format, replacing the previous award with the same title which was focused on the Journal of Leukocyte Biology.