Prof. Yajun Guo, M.D., Ph.D.
President, SILCI and SLSGJBI

Dr. Yajun Guo graduated from the Third Military Medical University in China in 1978 and received his Ph.D. from the Shanghai Second Military Medical University. He did his post-doctoral training in Harvard University Medical School. In 1994, he established the Shanghai Tumor Immune and Gene Therapy Center as an international research center and in 1999 he enlarged the center into the present International Joint Cancer Institute. He created a dumbbell management model, which means that one lab in China as one end with its equivalent in the United States as the other end connected by distinguished scientists who travel between the two bases. He has received many honors, including Shanghai Award for Distinguished Scholars in 1989 and Chinese Young Scientist Award in 1998. Currently, he is a professor at Eppley Cancer Institute in Nebraska University Medical School. He has been invited to give lectures at many international conferences. He has over 123 papers and 8 book chapters.