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[Lecture] Dysregulated Notch Signaling in Liver and Vascular Diseases by Professor Urban Lendahl

Date: 22 March 2019 (Friday)

Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Venue: Cheung Kung Hai Lecture Theatre 2, G/F, William M.W. Mong Block, Faculty of Medicine Building, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong

Dysregulated Notch Signaling in Liver and Vascular Diseases


Professor Urban Lendahl

Department of Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB)

Karolinska Institute, Sweden

Distinguished Visiting Professor

The University of Hong Kong


Urban Lendahl holds a PhD from Karolinska Institutet (1987). During 1987-1989 he conducted postdoctoral work at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with Professor Ron McKay as advisor. Lendahl is since 1997 Professor of Genetics at the Karolinska Institute.

Lendahl conducts research in the area of tumor biology, vascular biology and stem cell research. The focus of his research is on the Notch signaling pathway and its interaction with other signaling mechanisms as well as its roles in development and disease. Recent work addresses the role of dysregulated Notch signaling in liver (Alagille syndrome) and in cerebral small vessel disease (CADASIL).

Lendahl has served as head of the review committee at the Nobel Committee for Physiology and Medicine and the review committee of the Human Frontiers Science Foundation. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) and serves at the Trustees Committee for the Koerber European Science Award as well as the Jury for the Heineken Prize. He holds a Distinguished Visiting Professorship at Hong Kong University and was awarded the Litchfield Lectureship with Title at Oxford University in 2018.


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