Dr. Xuetao Cao delivered the 2017 Edwin J. Cohn Lecture
Hosted by PCMM, on March 17th, 2017
On Friday, March 17, Dr. Xuetao Cao delivered the 2017 Edwin J. Cohn lecture in the Armenise Amphitheater. Dr. Cao's lecture was titled "Innate Immune Molecules in Inflammation and Cancer."
Xuetao Cao, M.D., Ph.D. is the President of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, a Professor of Immunology at Peking Union Medical College in Beijing, and a Director at the National Key Laboratory of Medical Immunology in Shanghai. He has won many awards in recognition of his scientific achievements and dedication to public service, as well as his contributions to medical research and education, including 2015 Nature Award for Mentoring in Science. Dr. Cao is widely recognized as a leader in promoting innovative and cross-disciplinary research.
The Edwin J. Cohn Fund was established in 1990, by Alan Latham Jr., in recognition of Dr. Cohn's pioneering work in the fractionation of blood. PCMM and Boston Children's Hospital are proud to use this fund to sponsor a distinguished lectureship, the Cohn Lectureship.
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