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Shi Yigong

Nationality  Chinese

Name  Shi Yigong
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Born  May 5, 1967 Zhengzhou, Henan, China (1967-05-05)
Alma mater  Tsinghua University (B.S.) Johns Hopkins University (Ph.D., 1995)
Education  Tsinghua University, Johns Hopkins University

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Shi Yigong (Chinese: 施一公; born May 1967) is a Chinese biophysicist in the field of protein X-ray crystallography and is the Dean of School of Life Sciences of Tsinghua University.


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Shi Yigong received his bachelor's degree from Tsinghua University. In 1995 when receiving his PhD degree in Biophysics from Johns Hopkins University, he has determined the crystal structure of several critical apoptotic proteins, including apaf-1, DIAP1, and the BIR3 domain of XIAP. He was the Warner-Lambert/Parke-Davis Professor in the department of Molecular Biology at Princeton University. In June 2008, he was selected as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator. However, he rejected the award upon resigning his position at Princeton University in order to pursue his career at Tsinghua University, becoming the dean of the School of Life Sciences there. In 2003, he was appointed a Chair Professor of Tsinghua's Department of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology. He was appointed Vice Director of Tsinghua's Institute of Biomedicine and Vice Dean of Tsinghua's Department of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology in 2007. He was appointed Dean of Tsinghua's School of Life Sciences (replacing the Department of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology) in 2009.

Shi renounced U.S. citizenship in 2011.


  • 2014, the Gregori Aminoff Prize, from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
  • 2010 Raymond and Beverly Sackler International Prize
  • Irving Sigal Young Investigator Award, from the Protein Society
  • Searle Scholar Award
  • Rita Allen Scholar Award
  • References

    Shi Yigong Wikipedia

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