Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, China
Dr. Xuetao Cao is the current President of Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College. He was born in 1964 and received his both of his M.D. and Ph.D degrees from the Second Military Medical University (1986 and 1990, Shanghai, China). He became Professor in Immunology in 1993 at the Second Military Medical University and the Director of the Institute of Immunology at the same University in 2001. He is the Founder Director of the Institute of Immunology at Zhejiang University since 2000. He has also been Professor and Director of the National Key Laboratory of Medical Immunology since 2006. Dr. Cao was elected to the Chinese Academy of Engineering in 2005, German Academy of Sciences in 2013, French Academy of Medicine in 2014, EMBO in 2015 and UK Academy of Medicine in 2016. He was President of Chinese Society for Immunology for 8 years (2006.10-2014.10), President of Federation of Immunological Societies in Asia and Oceania FIMSA (2012.5-2015.6) and President of Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases GACD (2013.12-2015.12). He is currently the Secretary General of Chinese Society for Immunology (2014.10- ), and Secretary General of FIMSA (2016.6- ).
His laboratory focuses on the understanding of innate signaling in immunity and inflammation, identification of cell subsets and new molecules in dendritic cell (DC)-initiated immune response and cancer immunotherapy. His group has identified important mediators and regulators of innate immune response and inflammation, characterized immune subsets with regulatory function in immunity and cancer. As corresponding author, he has published more than 230 original papers in prestigious peer-reviewed journals such as Cell, Nature, Science, Nature Immunology, Cancer Cell, and Immunity. He is Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Chinese Journal of Cancer Biotherapy, and Editor-in-Chief of Cellular and Molecular Immunology. He also serves on the editorial or advisory board of a number of international journals including Cell, Annual Reviews of Immunology and Science Translational Medicine, ELife, Cell Research.
Dr. Cao has won many awards in recognition of his scientific achievements and dedication to public services and China's medical research and education. He is widely recognized as a thought leader in promoting innovative and cross-disciplinary research at the national level and spearheads a number of initiatives. He is also proud to act as a bridge between China and the world on many occasions and has worked tirelessly to encourage international collaborations and enhance the global visibility of China's own research and development.