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The University of Chicago

Division of the Physical Sciences


Chuan He and Wayne Hu receive named professorships

The Division of Physical Sciences is pleased to announce that Professors Chuan He and Wayne Hu have received named and distinguished service professorships in recognition of their outstanding contribution to scholarship, teaching and the intellectual community of the University of Chicago.

 Chuan He

Chuan He - Director of the Institute for Biophysical Dynamics and Professor in Chemistry will receive the John T. Wilson Distinguished Service Professorship on July 1, 2014.

Dr. He's research spans a broad range of chemical biology, nucleic acid chemistry and biology, epigenetics, cell biology, bioinorganic chemistry, structural biology, microbiology, and genomics.  His work has been published in Nature Cell, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and other publications.

Dr. He was named the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Investigator in 2013 and has received numerous accolades including Society of Biological Inorganic Chemistry Early Career Award, a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation, and an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow.  He joined the University of Chicago faculty in 2002.

Wayne Hu 

Wayne Hu, Professor in Astronomy and Astrophysics and the Enrico Fermi Institute will receive the Horace B. Horton Professorship on November 1, 2014.

Hu's research focuses on the theory and phenomenology of structure formation in the Universe as revealed in Cosmic Microwave Background anisotropies, gravitational lensing, galaxy clustering and galaxy clusters.  His work has been published in Physics Review D, The Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, The New Journal of Physics, and other publications.

Dr. Hu has received a number of awards, including the American Astronomical Society Warner Prize, an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, and Packard Fellowship.  He joined the University of Chicago faculty in 2000.


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