Signal transduction and transcription regulation in the development of blood cells and leukemia.
Ruibao Ren received his M.D. in 1983 from Beijing Medical University and Ph.D. in 1992 from the Department of Microbiology, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, USA. As a student, he studied transgenic mice that expressed the human poliovirus receptor ¿ a model for human poliomyelitis. He did his postdoctoral training in the laboratory of David Baltimore at The Rockefeller University, where he discovered that SH3 domains mediate protein¿protein interactions by binding to small, linear, proline-rich motifs. He joined the faculty of the Department of Biology, Brandeis University in 1994 and is currently an associate professor. There, he has generated mouse models for human chronic myelogenous leukemia, chronic myelomonocytic leukemia and acute myelogenous leukemia. Using these models he has dissected the molecular mechanism of myelogenous leukemia and develop/test therapies. He has received Junior Faculty Awards from American Cancer Society and March of Dimes, Basil O¿Connor as well as The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Scholar Award. He is currently a member of Hematopoiesis Study Section, NIH, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Career Development Program Subcommittee, and Integration Panel of Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia Research Program, of the Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs.
Over the years Ruibao Ren has developed and teaches in alternating years of "Growth Control and Cancer" and "Stem Cell" courses.
Columbia University, Ph.D.
Beijing Medical University, M.D.
Beijing Medical University, M.M.
Awards and Honors
American Cancer Society Research Scholar (2003)
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Scholar Award (2001)
Leukemia Society of America Scholar Award (1998 - 2003)
Cancer Research Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship (1992 - 1993)
Dean's Award for excellence in research, Columbia University (1992)
Irvinton Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship (declined) (1992)
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