At the invitation of Prof. Tian Zhigang, Prof. Wayne M. Yokoyama, Dean of the School of Life Science from Washington University, paid a three-day-visit to the Institute of Immunology of USTC from Sept. 4th to 6th.
Dr. Wayne M. Yokoyama, a professor of medicine and pathology and immunology of school of medicine at Washington University, is the Director of the M.D.-Ph.D. Program of Washington University as well. He works as a member of the National Academy of Science (NAS) and the investigator of Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). His significant achievements in the field of NK cell are well-known around the world. And his laboratory is credited with seminal discoveries on the molecular basis for the function of natural killer (NK) cells that are critical to the innate immune defense against infections and tumors of human body. More than 200 research papers and book chapters by Dr. Yokoyama have been published on various academic journals including Nature, Science, Nat Immunol, Annu Rev Immunol, Immunity, Cell Host Microbe, PNAS, JEM, etc.
During his visit at Institute of Immunology of USTC, Prof. Yokoyama gave an inspiring presentation titled “Natural Killer Cell Tolerance for Self: Licensing by Self-MHC Class I”. The presentation fascinated a roomful of audiences, and an enthusiastic discussion involving both students and professors from the school was followed.
In the following days, Prof. Yokoyama attended a discussion meeting held by the Institute of Immunology. On the meeting, Prof. Yokoyama listened to the presentations made by 9 senior PhD students from the Institute of Immunology, and provided valuable advices to them. The meeting not only helped Prof. Yokoyama obtain a clearer image of the research findings in the Institute of Immunology, but also helped the students gain a better understanding toward their current research projects.
A Photo of Dr. Yokoyama and professors from the Institute of Immunology at USTC
Dr. Yokoyama’s presentation on spot
Enthusiastic discussion after Dr. Yokoyama presentation
Dr. Yokoyama listened carefully to the presentations made by the PhD students from the Institute of Immunology
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This article came from News Center of USTC.