Professor Sali Elected Member of NAS

ON2018-05-03TAG: ShanghaiTech UniversityCATEGORY: iHuman Institute

Andrej Sali, University of California-San Francisco professor and adjunct professor of iHuman Institute, was elected as a member of National Academy of Sciences on May 1st.

Professor Andrej Sali has been collaborated with iHuman Institute and last year was appointed as an adjunct professor at ShanghaiTech. Professor Sali is one of the leading experts in integrative structural biology. His research has focused on the discovery of general structural principles underlying cellular processes, through maximizing the accuracy, precision, completeness, and efficiency of the structural coverage of proteins and their assemblies. This goal is being achieved by the integration of different types of experimental data, physical theories, and statistical inference, spanning all relevant size and time scales.

The Sali group has made important discoveries regarding the Nuclear Pore Complex and published high-level articles on journals including Nature.

Founding Dean of School of Life Science and Technology Lin Haifan was also elected to the United States National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in recognition of his contribution to the mechanisms underlying the self-renewing division of stem cells. Professor Lin was elected as member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) in April, 2018.