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Joy Goodwin Lecture: Wen Xie
October 31 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Dr. Wen Xie, chairman and professor of the School of Pharmacy at the University of Pittsburgh, will present a Joy Goodwin Lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 31.
His lecture, “Nuclear Receptor-Mediated Gene Regulation in Drug Metabolism and Human Diseases” will be at 1 p.m. in 230 Greene Hall.
The Joseph Koslow Endowed Professor and Chairman in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, Dr. Xie has a joint appointment at the Department of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
His primary research interest is regulation of xenobiotic and endobiotic metabolism by nuclear hormone receptors, and the implications of this regulation in drug metabolism and diseases, including hepatobiliary diseases, endocrine disorders, metabolic syndrome, and cancers. His research is conducted using a combination of cell cultures and genetically engineered mice that include transgenic, knockout and humanized mice. His research has been continuously funded by multiple NIH grants.
Dr. Xie has authored more than 180 journal articles and book chapters and delivered nearly 190 invited lectures at conferences and universities. He is a regular reviewer for NIH and DOD Study Sections and over 90 scientific journals. He is a member of the editorial boards as well as guest editor for several journals.
Dr. Xie obtained his medical degree from Peking University Health Science Center, and Ph.D. in Cell Biology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California before joining the University of Pittsburgh in 2002.