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Dr. Michael Karin visited LSI

Date:2013-10-15

Dr. Michael Karin visited Life Sciences Institute (LSI), Zhejiang University, on October 14th, 2013.
 
Dr. Michael Karin is a leading world authority on signal transduction pathways that regulate gene expression in response to extracellular stimuli, infection, inflammation and stress. Key achievements include the definition of cis elements that mediate gene induction by hormones, cytokines and stress, identification and characterization of the transcription factors that recognize these elements (members of the AP-1/ATF family) and the protein kinase cascades that regulate their activities, including the Jun kinases (JNK) and IkB kinases (IKK). Dr. Michael Karin was elected as a member of the US National Academy of Sciences in 2005 and as an associate member of the European Molecular Biology Association in 2007. Dr. Michael Karin has published over 300 scientific articles and is an inventor on over 30 different patents or pending patent applications.