p53 acetylation acts as a code in tumor suppression

Speaker: Wei Gu, professor, Columbia University

When:  Thursday, October 26, 2017, 2:00 pm-4:00 pm

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


Brief Introduction of Speaker:

Gu is currently an Abraham and Mildred Goldstein endowed chair Professor and Vice-Chairman for Cancer Research at the department of Pathology and cell biology and Institute for Cancer genetics in Columbia University. Dr. Gu obtained his Ph.D. from Columbia University in USA. Later he was a post-doctoral fellow of Dr. Robert Roeder at the Rockefeller University in New York City.

Gu has received many honors; most recently including the Elected Fellow for AAAS, Ellison Medical Foundation Senior Scholar, Thousand People Plan Award, The Stohlman Scholar, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Scholar Award, Stewart Trust Award, Irma T. Hirshl Trust Scholar Award, Life Science Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship and Dean’s Award for Outstanding Research Achievement from Columbia University.

Gu is recognized internationally for the pioneering contributions to the regulation of p53-mediated tumor suppressor function. Of ~130 his papers, more than 20 of them were published in the top journals such as Science, Nature and Cell. Dr. Gu gets 28981 of overall citations and 69 of H-index factor. He will present the latest work on ferroptosis, a novel tumor suppression mechanism of p53.