United States National Academy of Sciences Member Semenza Visited Nankai University 2018.11.05

November 4th, Prof. Gregg Semenza, National Academy of Sciences member and a biochemist at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, visited Nankai University. President Xuetao Cao met with the guests. Vice Chancellor Lei Wang attended the meeting.

On behalf of the university, Xuetao Cao extended warm welcome to Semenza and expected further cooperation in the research and student exchanges on Medicine and Pharmacy.

Gregg Semenza spoke highly of the progress made by Nankai University in recent years. He also expressed the intentions to carry out deeper cooperation on research and education with the university.

During his visit, Semenza also gave an academic report to the faculty members and students of Nankai University’s International Collaborative Innovation Center of Medicine.

Gregg Semenza is National Academy of Sciences member and the C. Michael Armstrong professor of pediatrics, radiation oncology, biological chemistry, medicine, and oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is a 2016 recipient of the Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research. With more than 400 papers of over 100 thousand citations, he is known for his discovery of HIF-1, which allows cancer cells to adapt to oxygen-poor environments.

Source: Nankai News

Written by Renming Qiao and Jingqiu Hao

Photographed by Renming Qiao

Edited by Ruoyan Yan

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