Prize4Life was founded by a group of Harvard Business School students, including an ALS patient, who believe that prizes will act as powerful incentives to accelerate ALS research.
Executive Director: Sara Shnider, Ph.D., is the Executive Director of Prize4Life. Previously she was a senior industry contracts officer in the Office of Innovation, Technology and Alliances at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Prior to UCSF, Sara was a Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. She earned her Ph.D. in the lab of Dr. Jeffrey Macklis in the department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard University. While in graduate school, Sara served as a scientific advisor for Prize4Life during the founding stages of the organization. Sara earned a B.Sc. in Biology with honors from Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and an M.Sc. in bioinformatics from the Weizmann Institute of Science.