Prof. Zhijian 'James' Chen University of Texas Southwestern, USA

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Zhijian 'James' Chen is currently a Professor in the Department of Molecular Biology at UT Southwestern Medical Center and an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He received his undergraduate degree in biology from Fujian Normal University and his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the State University of New York... read moreat Buffalo. Dr. Chen has dedicated his career to elucidating the biochemical mechanisms and pathways of ubiquitin signaling, especially in regard to immunity and cancer. His laboratory discovered the novel role of ubiquitination in protein kinase activation in the NF-kappaB and MAP kinase pathways