Professor Junying Yuan - Harvard Medical School

Professor Junying Yuan - Harvard Medical School

Location: 
Davis Auditorium
Start Time: 
Thu, 22/08/2019 - 12:00pm
End Time: 
Thu, 22/08/2019 - 1:00pm

​The Role and Mechanism of RIPK1 in Age-dependent Neurodegenerative Diseases – From basic cell biology to clinical applications

​Special seminar hosted by Professor Andreas Strasser

Junying Yuan received her undergraduate degree from Fudan University, Shanghai, China, in 1982 and her PhD in Neuroscience from Harvard University in 1989. Dr Yuan carried out her PhD thesis work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the laboratory of H R Horvitz. She was first appointed as Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School in 1992 and was appointed a Professor of Cell Biology at Harvard Medical School in 2000. In 2014, Dr Yuan was appointed as Elizabeth D. Hay Professor of Cell Biology, a Professorship that honors the late Professor Hay, the first female full professor in the history of Harvard Medical School.

Dr Yuan’s research focuses on the mechanisms of cell death, including apoptosis and necroptosis, and the role and mechanism of RIPK1 in mediating TNF signaling and promoting apoptosis and necroptosis. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences and a member of the National Academy of Sciences (US).