Ze’ev is the Director of the NCI Cancer Center at Sanford Burnham Prebys Discovery Institute in La Jolla, California. Prior to his appointment as director, he served as deputy director and program director. Ze’ev is an expert in cancer biology, with over 300 peer-reviewed publications, reviews and book chapters to his name, as well as a recipient of the Outstanding Investigator Award from the NCI and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Melanoma Research. His research interests include studies on stress response, with a focus on ubiquitin ligases in hypoxia and ER stress as they pertain to cancer development, progression, and therapy resistance. His recent studies led to clinical trials and set new paradigms in understanding cancer biology.
Ze’ev holds a PhD in tumor immunology from Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel. Following postdoctoral research at Columbia University, he was tenured at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York.