HCLS People

President:

Dr. Mu-ming Poo

Member of Chinese Academy of Science (foreign member),U.S. National Academy of Sciences and Academia Sinica. Since 1999, he has served as the founding Director of the Institute of Neuroscience, Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Head of the Laboratory of Neural Plasticity.

Dr. Poo’s Research Interests focus on cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying axon guidance, synaptogenesis and synaptic plasticity.

 

 

Board:

Dr. Yigong Shi


Professor, Cheung Kong Scholar, NSFC Outstanding Young Scientist , Deputy President at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. Dr. Shi is an Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, a Fellow of the American Association for Advancement of Sciences, Foreign Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and a Foreign Associate of the European Molecular Biology Organization.

Dr. Yigong Shi's research has provided important insights into programmed cell death and regulated intramembrane proteolysis. His pioneering research on caspase activation, inhibition, and derepression markedly advanced mechanistic understanding of programmed cell death.

  

  

Dinshaw J. Patel


Professor Patel, working for American Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), is the academician of both U.S. National Academy of Sciences and American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Dr.Patelis adistinguished scholar in this field of structural biology.

  

  

James H Naismith


Professor Naismith was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) in 2014. Then he was also fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), the Royal Society of Biology (FRSB), the Royal Society of Edinburgh (FRSE), the Academy of Medical Sciences (FMedSci) and an elected member of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO).His research mainly focus on the chemical structure of Concanavalin A and Zinc aldolase.

  

  

James(Zhijian)Chen


Professor Chen, Member of U.S. National Academy of Sciences, Investigator of Howard Hughes Medical Institute, George L. MacGregor Distinguished Chair in Biomedical Science, Professor of Department of Molecular Biology. He has worked on the research of Innate Immunity, mitochondrial antiviral signaling protein (MAVS), NF-kappaB Signaling, RIG-I Signaling, and Ubiquitin-Proteasome Pathway.

  

 

Arnold Driessen

Arnold Driessen, Fellow of the Royal Academy of Sciences, Holland, Professor in Molecular Microbiology at the University of Groningen. His interests are mechanisms of (macro-) molecule transport across biological membranes with a special emphasis on protein, drug and antibiotic secretion.

  

  

Hao Wu


Member of  U.S. National Academy of Sciences. Wu’s laboratory of structural immunology focuses on elucidating the molecular mechanism of signal transduction by immune receptors, especially innate immune receptors.

  

  

Yang shi

Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciencestenured Professor of Cell Biology at Harvard Medical School, The 1000 plan expert, research for the area of gene expression regulation and chromatin modification biology.

  

  

Xiaodong Wang  

   

Member of U.S. National Academy of Sciences,Director and Investigator of National Institute of Biological Sciences ,Beijing, China. Investigator of Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Distinguished Chair Professor in Biomedical Science of University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. The goal of his research laboratory is to understand cell death at molecular level.