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Paradigm of translational research-A lesson from Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy

Speak: Prof. Min-Xin Guan

Associate Dean of Faculty of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences, ZJU


Dr. Min-Xin Guan graduated with BS in biology from Hangzhou University (previous and current Zhejiang University) in 1983. He did his postgraduate study at the Australian National University (Ph.D. 1993; Advisor: Professor G. Desmond Clark-Walker).  Dr. Guan conducted postdoctoral research in the laboratory of Professor Giuseppe Attardi at the California Institute of Technology (1993-1999). In 1999, he started his independent research as an assistant professor at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati, eventually becoming a full professor in Division of Human Genetics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 2011. Since 2011, he has been joining the faculty at Zhejiang University as the founding Director of Institute of Genetics, Dean of College of Life Sciences (2011-2013), Associate Dean of Faculty of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2015-present). Dr. Guan's research focuses on human mitochondrial genetics and biomedicine. Guan’s pioneering work with mitochondrial diseases included the discoveries of the mitochondrial cause of maternally inherited hearing loss, Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy and hypertension. Guan has published 155 manuscripts on mitochondrial diseases in the high impact journals.  Dr. Guan served as the 4th president of Asian Society of Mitochondrial Research and Medicine (2011-2014). 


Time: 14th Oct.2020, 3:30pm

Host : Prof. Linrong Lu

ZJE Building A203