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Prof. Shi Peiyong was selected as a member of the Overseas Expert Board of Chinese Academy of Sciences
2017-12-05 | A A A  [print][close]

Recently, the Bureau of Personnel of Chinese Academy of Sciences announced the member list of the 2017 Overseas Expert Board. The selected candidate from University of Texas Medical School, Prof. Shi Peiyong, recommended by Wuhan Institute of Virology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, was on the list.

The "Overseas Expert Board" is an important part of personnel introduction engineering in the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The project annually subsidizes about 40 outstanding scholars engaged in scientific research and teaching in well-known overseas universities, research institutes or high-tech enterprises to carry out scientific research cooperation, scientific advice and appraisal work to CAS affiliated institutes.

Pei-Yong Shi, PhD, is I.H. Kempner Professor of Human Genetics, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston Texas, USA. He is also adjunct Professor of Emerging Infectious Diseases at the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School in Singapore and Honorary Professor at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He received his Ph.D. in virology in 1996 from Georgia State University. After postdoctoral training at Yale University, he joined Bristol-Myers Squibb as a Principal Scientist to develop HIV and HCV therapeutics from 1998 to 2000. He then moved to the Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health, to study West Nile virus. From 2008 to 2015, he served as Dengue Unit Head and Executive Director to lead drug discovery at Novartis Institute for Tropical Diseases. His group developed the first infectious clones of the epidemic strain of West Nile virus and Zika virus, discovered two RNA cap methylation activities of flavivirus NS5 protein, identified essential RNA elements for flavivirus replication, established various platforms for flavivirus vaccine and drug discovery, and pioneered therapeutics development for dengue virus. He has published over 220 peer-reviewed articles and served as Editor (ACS Infectious Diseases, Journal of General Virology, and Nature Vaccine) and Editorial Board member (Journal of Virology, Virology, and Antiviral Research). He is internationally recognized for his scholar and administrative accomplishments at leading research institution, public health sector, and pharmaceutical industry.


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