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报告题目:Phage lysis: do we have the “hole” story now?

报 告 人:Ry Young
Sadie Hatfield Professor of Agriculture
Director of the Center for Phage Technology
Texas A&M University, USA
报告时间:2016年12月9日(星期五) 9:30-10:30
联 系 人:欧竑宇 hyou@sjtu.edu.cn

A fourth generation Texan, Ry Young earned his doctorate in Molecular Biology (1975) as an NSF Graduate Fellow under Hans Bremer at the University of Texas at Dallas, studying control of ribosome synthesis. While studying gene transposition as an NIH Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard Medical School with Mike Syvanen, he discovered a new lambda gene involved in host lysis. This led to a long-term interest in the diverse molecular strategies used by phages to program, regulate and effect the lysis of the host cell, beginning in his first independent laboratory in 1978 in the new College of Medicine at Texas A&M University. In 1985, he moved his lab to the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, where in 1996 he was the first TAMU faculty member to receive an NIH MERIT Award. Over the ensuing decades, the Young group expanded into phage genomics and the translational applications of phage biology. Elected as a Fellow of the American Society for Microbiology and of the American Academy of Science, he was also named the Sadie Hatfield Professor of Agriculture in 2006 and a Texas A&M Regents Professor in 2016. In 2010, he founded and became the first Director of the Center for Phage Technology, the only state-supported entity for translational research in phage biology in the U.S. Over his career, he has been funded by NIH for more than 40 uninterrupted years and has published over 150 papers in peer-reviewed venues, including Science, Genes and Development, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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