Kun-Liang Guan

is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Moores Cancer Center at UCSD. He received his B.S. Degree from Hangzhou University in Zhejiang China, and subsequently completed his Ph.D at Purdue University with Henry Weiner. His post-doctoral work in Jack Dixon’s lab lead to multiple discoveries, including dual specific phosphatases. Kun-Liang has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the MacArthur Fellowship (also known as the genius award). He has made seminal discoveries in biomedical sciences spanning a wide range of disciplines, including bacterial and viral pathogenesis, cancer biology, and metabolism. Currently, his laboratory studies signaling mechanisms that control organ size and tumorigenesis, with particular emphasis on the mTOR and Hippo-YAP pathways.



Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine (SCRM)

2880 Torrey Pines Scenic Drive

La Jolla, CA 92037



1978-1982 Undergraduate student in the Department of Biology
Hangzhou University, China, B.S.
1982-1983 CUSBEA student, Graduate student in Shanghai Institute of Plant Physiology, Shanghai, China
1983-1989 Graduate student in the Department of Biochemistry,
Purdue University (Advisor: Henry Weiner)
1989-1991 Post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Biochemistry,
Purdue University (Mentor, Jack Dixon)