Haian Fu, PhD

Specialty

Dr. Fu's research focuses on protein-protein interactions in signal transduction, targeting these interactions for drug discovery, and collaborating with physician scientists to translate such bench research to clinical applications.

Titles and Roles

Leader, Discovery & Developmental Therapeutics Program
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
Director, Emory Chemical Biology Discovery Center
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
Professor, Department of Hematology & Oncology and Department of Pharmacology
Emory University School of Medicine
Co-Director, Drug Development & Pharmacogenomics Academy
Emory University School of Medicine
Research Program
Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics

Biography

Haian Fu, PhD, serves on two national steering committees in the US, the National Cancer Institute's Chemical Biology Consortium Steering Committee (2009-2015) and the NCI Cancer Target Discovery & Development Network Steering Committee (2012-2017). Dr. Fu served as the President of the International Chemical Biology Society (2012-2013).

Education

Dr. Fu earned his undergraduate degree in Biology at the Anhui University in Hefei, China, and earned his PhD in biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Madison, WI. He completed a fellowship in microbiology and molecular genetics at Harvard Medical School.

Research

Dr. Fu's research focuses on protein-protein interactions in signal transduction, targeting these interactions for drug discovery, and collaborating with physician scientists to translate such bench research to clinical applications.

Publications

Beside publishing original research in prestigious journals, Dr. Fu edited the widely-circulated books on Protein-Protein Interactions (2004) and Chemical Genomics (2012) and serves as Associate Editor for “Molecular Pharmacology”. He served on various national and international review panels, including NIH study sections, the NIH site visit team for NCI laboratories, Chinese Academy of Sciences site visit team, UK Cancer Research review panel, and Canadian Genomics Review Panel.

Awards

Dr. Fu's recent awards include:

  • Elected American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow (AAAS), 2014
  • One in One Hundred Mentor Award for being an outstanding postdoctoral fellow mentor, Emory Office of Postdoctoral Education, 2011
  • Co-founder & Board of Directors, International Chemical Biology Society, 2010
  • External Advisory Board, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, P01 drug discovery program project, 2010
  • Emory University Millipub Club (inaugural member; >1,000 citations for a single publication), 2009
  • Georgia Cancer Coalition (GCC) Distinguished Cancer Scholar, 2007-2011
  • Emory University Faculty Distinction Fund Award, 2006-2009
  • Georgia Research Alliance Distinguished Investigator Award, 2006-2011
  • Emory Pharmacology Teaching Excellence Award, 2006
  • Elected member of the Council of Gordon Research Conferences, 2004-2006
  • Co-founder and inaugural Chair, Gordon Research Conference on "The Biology of 14-3-3 Proteins", Ventura, California, 2004
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