Professor of Biology Appointed for the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

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Press Release

Professor of Bioloay

&oointed for the Hono Kona Universitv of Science an& Technoloay

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology today announces

the appointment of Prof Ernest Hsiao Ying CHU (,#$$$ $+Q”) as Professor

of Biology.

Prof Chu is currently Professor of Human Genetics and Toxicology at

the Medical School and the School of Public Health of the University of

Michigan at Ann Arbor. He received his BSc from Shanghai’s St John’s

University and his MS and PhD from the University of California, Berkeley.

Prior to joining the University of Michigan, he held appointments at Yale

University, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory at Tennessee and the

University of Tennessee. At present, he also serves as Consultant for two

US government agencies: Environmental Protection Agency and Bureau of

Drugs, Food and Drug Administration. In addition, he is an Advisory

Professor of Fudan University in Shanghai.

Prof Chu’s research interests are in the areas of mammalian cell and

molecular genetics, with emphasis on mutagenesis and DNA repair. He has _

published over 100 papers and one book. Prof Chu has received numerous -- -

honours and awards including fellowships of New York Academy of ’

Science, American Association for Advancement of Science, Josiah Macy

Foundation and American Cancer Society.

Prof Chu was born in Haining, Zhejiang. He is married to Nien-Si Liu.

They have three children.

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology 26 March 1990

For inquiry, contact Office of Public Affairs, 3021450.