84少杨丹洲校友任普渡大学癌症治疗学主席

2月26日,普渡大学董事会授予杨丹洲校友该校癌症治疗学Martha and Fred Borch Chair of Cancer Therapeutics一职。杨丹洲校友也将于今年7月正式加盟普渡大学。

目前杨丹洲校友为亚利桑那大学药理与毒理学系及化学与生物化学系双聘教授,并同时担任亚利桑那大学药物研发研究生项目主任及医疗核磁共振设施主任。在此之前,杨丹洲校友曾任肯塔基大学助理教授以及亚利桑那大学副教授。

杨丹洲校友的主要科研方向是以癌症特异性分子靶点结构和机制以及其与小分子化合物的相互作用情况来为基础进行抗癌药物的设计。对于基于核酸的二级结构和它们相关的蛋白质的抗癌分子靶的研究,杨校友有着浓厚的兴趣。


(图片来源:亚利桑那大学网站)

杨丹洲校友于1989年从中国科学技术大学获得细胞生物学学士学位,此后获美国伊利诺伊大学生物物理博士学位,杨丹洲校友曾在肯塔基大学进行药学的博士后研究。

(消息来源:普渡大学网站,Trustees ratify 2 named, distinguished professors; approve doctorates for IUPUI School of Science February 26, 2016, 原作者:Greg McClure,英文原稿见阅读原文: https://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2016/Q1/trustees-ratify-2-named,-distinguished-professors-approve-doctorates-for-iupui-school-of-science.html;本文系中国科大校友基金会匿名志愿者对原新闻稿件的部分相关段落的翻译)

陈斌校友获美国国家自然基金事业奖

陈斌校友(9707),现任夏威夷大学助理教授,2001年获中国科大地球化学学士学位,2003年获中国科大同位素地球化学硕士学位,2009年获美国伊利诺伊大学(UIUC)博士学位。陈斌校友于2014年1月加入夏威夷大学,主要研究方向为地球以及行星内部物理与化学过程,当前阶段正在以地核内部的碳元素为切入点探索地球内部的深层碳循环机制。

本文为英文新闻原稿转载。

原文标题:SOEST researcher recognized with National Science Foundation CAREER Award


Bin Chen

Bin Chen, assistant researcher in the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, has received the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award. As the most prestigious award for junior faculty from NSF, it is bestowed on teacher-scholars performing outstanding research and classroom education at the university level. Chen will be awarded $570,000 over a 5-year period for his project—Elasticity and Lattice Dynamics of Iron Alloys under Earth’s Core Conditions.

Residing at the center of the Earth, the core is the innermost and extremely dynamic region of our planet.

“Understanding the nature and dynamics of the core can deeply enhance our abilities in understanding the magnetic field generation process, the thermo-chemical evolution of the Earth’s deep interior, and the formation of the Earth as a habitable planet,” said Chen.

With this award, Chen will systematically measure properties of various iron alloys under extremely high temperatures and pressures nearly one million times greater than at the surface of the Earth, using a high-pressure device called diamond anvil cell and high-brilliance X-rays at synchrotron facilities. This will provide a new set of fundamental data on density, sound velocities and crystal properties of iron alloys under previously uncharted pressure-temperature regimes. This information is essential to further constraint the core’s composition and dynamics including how seismic (earthquake) waves travel through Earth’s deepest interior.

The involvement of student researchers will initiate the ‘pipeline’ that helps influence and attract a diverse student population, particularly traditionally underrepresented minorities, into Earth science and build diverse geoscience workforce.

This CAREER award will provide support for graduate and undergraduate student researchers to engage in high-pressure mineral physics research employing the state-of-the-art experimental techniques at departmental, university and national laboratories. For the education and outreach part of the project, Chen is building an inquiry-based Multi-Anvil Press Laboratory (MAPLab) teaching module for higher education and outreach to K–12 students and general public.

Since joining UH Mānoa in January of 2014, Chen has received a total of $570K in funding as a leading principal investigator. His overall work focuses on understanding physics and chemistry of Earth and planetary interiors. Recently he has been working on the deep carbon cycle in the Earth’s interior with a focus on carbon in Earth’s core.

More about Bin Chen

He received is bachelor’s degree in geochemistry from University of Science and Technology of China in 2001; a master’s degree in isotope geochemistry from University of Science and Technology of China in 2004 and a PhD degree in geology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2009.

(原文转自夏威夷大学新闻网,3月7日 | Marcie Grabowski, http://www.hawaii.edu/news/2016/03/07/soest-researcher-recognized-with-national-science-foundation-career-award/#rd)