Histone methylation, recognition and link to human disease

Yang Shi - Harvard Medical School

September, 12, 2014
11:00 DKFZ Main Auditorium

Host: H. Liu

Biosketch Yang Shi

Dr. Shi is currently Professor of Cell Biology Department, Harvard Medical School and Merton Bernfield Professor of Neonatology, Division of Newborn Medicine, Department of Medicine, Children’s Hospital Boston. He is a member of the American Association for Cancer Research, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and has served on the study sections of the National Institutes of Health.
Dr. Shi is the first to identify a protein modality dedicated to recognizing a methyl zero state of histone, thus providing additional insights into histone methylation recognition regulation.

His honors include a Junior Faculty Research Award from the American Cancer Society (1994), The Ruffles Lectures, National University of Singapore (1998), election to the Pluto Society for distinguished research in Pathology (2005), The NIH Asian and Pacific Islander Month Lecture 2005), The Bill Porter Lecture at Thomas Jefferson University (2009), Senior Investigator Award from the Chinese Biological Investigator Society (formerly Ray Wu Society) (2009), election to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (2011, AAAS Fellows) and American Cancer Society Professor (2012).

Dr. Shi has co-authored over 150 original research publications and reviews on the above and other areas of biology.

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