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(Nov. 18) Frontiers in Pharmaceutical Sciences Lecture Series - No. 161

Last updated :2013-11-06

Topic: Autophagy and Cancer Therapy - a Chemical Biology Approach
Speaker: Prof. YIN Xiao-Ming
, School of Medicine, Indiana University
Chair: Associate Prof. LI Min, School of Pharmaceutical Science,Sun Yat-sen University
Time: 10:00 AM, Monday, Novermber 18th, 2013
Venue: 125 Meeting Room, School of Pharmaceutical Science, East Campus, SYSU

Introduction of the Speaker:

Dr. YIN Xiao-Ming received his M.B. in 1982 and his M.S. in Immunology in 1985 from Shanghai Medical University. He completed his Ph.D. study in Immunology in 1991 at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. After that he did his post-doctoral research at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute of Washington University at St Louis. From 1995 to 1998, Dr. Yin conducted his residency training in Clinical Pathology at Washington University (St. Louis) and obtained the certification by the American Board of Pathology. From 1998 to 2010, Dr. Yin worked at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center where he rose to the Full Professor in rank. In 2010, Dr. Yin became the first Louis Y. Mazzini Professor of Pathology and Vice Chairman of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. He is also a Professor of Medicine and is the Director of Indiana University Health Pathology Laboratory.

Dr. Yin’s studies focus on cell survival and cell death in liver injury and cancer biology. He systematically studied the key molecular in apoptosis pathway. He discovered the pro-apoptosis molecule Bid and revealed its important role in triggering mitochondrial apoptosis during death receptor agonist-induced liver injury. He has published more than 130 peer reviewed research articles in well-respected journals including Nature, Cell, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Journal of Hepatology, MBoC, MCB and JBC. The H-index of his publication has reached 51. The single highest citation of his paper is 1,336 and total citation has reached more than 16,000 (based on Google Scholar report on August 2013). He has served, currently or in the past, on the editorial boards of Hepatology, American Journal of Pathology, Autophagy, Journal of Biological Chemistry, and World Journal of Gastroenterology.