The hippo pathway in cell growth, organ size, and cancer

Sperker: Kun-Liang Guan, professor, University of California, San Diego

When: Thursday, October12, 2017, 2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Where: Academic report hall, Binglin Library, Dushu Lake campus


Brief Introduction of Speaker:

Guan currently is a professor of the Department of Pharmacology and the Moores Cancer Center at University of California, San Diego (UCSD), professor and Dean of Zhejiang University Life Sciences Research Institute. He received a bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Hangzhou in 1982 and a doctorate in biochemistry from Purdue University in 1989, followed by a postdoctoral study in the Department. He was employed in University of Michigan in 1992. He served as assistant professor, associate professor and Professor (2000) in biochemistry department. He became professor of Halvor N. Christensen Collegiate in 2003 from the Academy of life sciences. In 2007, he joined University of California and San Diego as a professor of Pharmacy (Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology).

Guan's research focuses on cancer biology and the intracellular signal transduction in cell growth regulation. Guan has made seminal contributions in the fields of protein tyrosine phosphatase, Mitogen-Activated Protein (MAP) kinase, and the mammalian Target of Rapamycin (mTOR) pathways. Guan and his team have published numerous influential papers in, many publications, such as CellNature and Science.

Currently, he serves as editorial board of JMCB, Cell Research, Cancer& Metabolism, Molecular Cell, Genes & Development, Trends in Biochemical Sciences, EMBO Reports, etc. He was the first Chinese biologist to win the Macarthur genius prize in the US, and he was selected as a highly cited scientist in molecular biology and genetics field in 2014 by 2002-2012.