Professor Duojia Pan Appointed as Visiting Professor of CAMS&PUMC


On April 11, 2017, at the invitation of President Xuetao Cao, Professor Duojia Pan, Director of the Department of Physiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, visited Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College (CAMS&PUMC) for academic exchange. President Xuetao Cao, on behalf of CAMS&PUMC, awarded Professor Duojia Pan “visiting professorship of CAMS&PUMC” and the “Certificate of Honor”.



Between 1989 and 1993, Professor Duojia Pan worked on his doctorate program at the Department of Biochemistry of the University of California, Los Angeles. Subsequently, he became a tenure professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center, specializing in cell growth and division-based gene regulation as his major research interest. Concurrently, Professor Duojia Pan has been a researcher at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Previously, he had worked at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Professor Duojia Pan is one of pioneers studying mTOR and Hippo signaling pathway-regulating organ development and diseases. He discovered the molecular function of TSC1-TSC2 tumor complex, and expounded Hippo signaling pathway’s mechanism and function in organ growth and canceration, which are his major scientific contributions. In 2013, Professor Duojia Pan won the Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research.


Professor Duojia Pan’s appointment as the visiting professor of CAMS&PUMC will lay a good foundation for multilevel scientific research and teaching cooperation in the building and development of the physiological science, and is conducive to pushing forward the innovation and development of medical science and technology at CAMS&PUMC.


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