J. Justin Hsuan
J. Justin Hsuan is the Director of the Centre for Molecular Cell Biology, Executive Director of the Royal Free Centre for Biomedical Science, and Professor of Molecular Cell Biology in the Department of Medicine at University College London. Dr. Hsuan is an internationally known researcher in lipid and protein signal transduction, primarily in the field of phosphoinositide (PI) signalling. He has contributed to the purification, cloning, and functional characterization of all the major human PI kinases. His work in the field of lipid biology has helped develop new directions of investigation into the existence and function of lipid microdomains, and the role of phosphoinositides in receptor signalling and vesicle trafficking. Dr. Hsuan completed his undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the University of Bristol. In 1986 he moved to the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research in London, taking up a postdoctoral fellowship with Professor Mike Waterfield before running his own group for the next ten years, as well as holding a faculty position in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at University College London. In 1999, Dr. Hsuan joined the Department of Medicine at University College London as Director of the new Centre for Molecular Cell Biology, and later that year he was awarded a Senior Fellowship by The Wellcome Trust. In 2004 Dr. Hsuan founded the Royal Free Centre for Biomedical Science to enhance translational research by university and hospital investigators. His work now focuses on the clinical importance of PI signalling and on proteomic studies of human disease.
Biography Updated on 6 February 2008