Prof. PEI GangPresident of Tongji University
Prof. PEI Gang took office as Tongji’s 25th president on August 16, 2007. Previously, he had served as President of Shanghai Institute for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences since May 2000.
Prof. PEI received his B.Sc. degree in Pharmacy in 1982 and his master's degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences in 1984 from Shenyang Pharmaceutical University, Shenyang, China. He obtained his Ph. D in Biochemistry and Biophysics in 1991 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the US.
Prof. PEI then undertook his post-doctoral training in Cell Biology and Signal Transduction at Duke University in the US until he was recruited as a Research Group Leader at Shanghai Institute of Cell Biology, cosponsored by the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the German Max-Planck Society in 1995.
Prof. PEI was elected to the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1999 and the Third World Academy of Sciences in 2001. Prof. PEI is a member of Scientific Advisory Board for the National Basic Research (973 Project) and the chief scientist of the National Key Scientific Research Program “Developmental Biology and Reproduction.” He serves as President of the Chinese Society for Cell Biology, Chairman of the Asian-Pacific Organization for Cell Biology, and Vice Chairman of the Consortium for Globalization of Chinese Medicine. He also took on additional responsibilities as the editor-in-chief of Cell Research since 2006.
Prof. PEI’s research mainly focuses on signal transduction of G-protein coupled receptors, its regulation mechanism, and the related diseases. He has published more than 100 research papers in the leading international journals including Cell, Nature, Molecular Cell, Nature Medicine, Nature Immunology and PNAS. Prof. PEI has been invited to speak at many international conferences and symposia and received many academic honors.