Fudan Alumna Yuan Junying elected Academician of the National Academy of Sciences
On May 2, the National Academy of Science of U.S. officially announced the name list of academicians elected in 2017. Fudan Alumna Yuan Junying from School of Life Sciences School of Fudan was conferred the title of Academician for in recognition of her contribution in the field.
The National Academy of Sciences is an organization consisted of well-known scientists and election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors in the American academia.
Alumna Junying Yuan received her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Harvard University in 1989 and her undergraduate degree from Fudan University in 1982. She was appointed as Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School in 1992, when she became a Principal Investigator of the Cardiovascular Research Center at Massachusetts General Hospital. She then joined the Department of Cell Biology in 1996 and was offered professorship of Cell Biology at Harvard Medical School in 2000. Alumna Yuan is one of the most outstanding scientists in the field of apoptosis research and is a pioneering explorer of apoptotic genes. In 2012, she initiated the establishment of the Interdisciplinary Research Center of Biology and Chemistry (IRCBC) affiliated with CAS in Shanghai and served as the Center Director.