2013 Biological Sciences Distinguished Alumni - Dr. Hao Wu
Dr. Hao Wu PhD '92 is being honored as the 2013 Distinguished Science Alumni award for Biological Sciences on Friday, April 12th. Dr. Wu is at the Harvard Medical School and became the Springer Family Professor of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology. Her research has made important contributions to elucidating the molecular mechanism of immune receptor signal transduction. Her pursuit of the macromolecular interactions in these pathways revealed the formation of high-order signaling assemblies, or "signalosomes", which are critical for caspase activation, kinase auto-phosphorylation and other oligomerization-driven processes. While at Purdue, she was a student of Professor Michael Rossman who will also be attending the award ceremony with Dr. Wu. She has also been elected a Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science.
We are thrilled to be honoring Dr. Wu for her wonderful achievements in the world of Science—congratulations!