Date: 08 December 2016
Source: JNU Journal, No. 639
Author: Su Yunsheng, Cai Qing
Published by: JNU News Center
Liao Huaxin, an expert in virology, viral vaccines and immunology, became a full-time professor in the cytobiology department in the College of Life Science and Technology in March 2013. Previously, he had studied and conducted research in the United States for 28 years. Decades of hard work earned him around 30 international patents. He worked as a professor and director of the Human Vaccine Institute of the Duke University Medical Center. He was selected as a member of China's Recruitment Program of Global Experts and has become a pioneer in world virology and immunology research community.
After graduating from the Shanghai Medical College of Fudan University in clinical medicine in 1977, Liao first worked as a research intern at the Virology Institute of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention. He studied virology there full time for two years.
When Liao was making significant progress in the study of epidemic hemorrhagic fever virus, he passed the exam to study further at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Later he became an assistant professor, then associate professor and professor at the Duke Medical Center, where he became director of the Human Vaccine Institute in 2004.
In recent years, Liao has been studying AIDS/H.I.V. in the United States. He returned to China because of the AIDS vaccine research program he has been working on. He led his team to create a comprehensive platform to develop high throughput humanized monoclonal antibodies, which has yielded nearly 50 research papers published in world's top journals, including Nature, Science, Cell, Immunity, the Journal of Experimental Medicine and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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