In Memory of Liang Zhu, MD, PhD

Liang Zhu, MD, PhD

Professor Liang Zhu, M.D. Ph.D., Interim Chair of the Department of Developmental and Molecular Biology (DMB) from 2010 to 2018, passed away on June 7, 2022, after a long illness. He is survived by his wife, Dr. Sun Park and his children, Willis and Emily Zhu. Liang was co-recruited to DMB and the Liver Center with a secondary appointment in the Department of Medicine, in 1996. He rose through the ranks becoming Professor in 2006 and was cross-appointed to the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences in 2011. Liang made seminal contributions to our understanding of how the cell cycle is regulated. His studies on the regulation of cell proliferation and survival by Rb, cyclin/Cdk and Skp2 and the interaction between Rb and the androgen receptor, were highly relevant to cancer. He is greatly missed by his peers and trainees. Apart from his scientific insights, he is remembered for his warmth, his modesty, his humor, his enthusiasm, the depth of his humanity and his devotion to the Department. To honor Liang’s memory and legacy we have established the Liang Zhu Memorial Fund. The fund will be used to support basic scientific and medical research and training in DMB and an annual Liang Zhu Memorial Lecture, presented by an outstanding invited speaker. To contribute to this fund, donations should be made payable to the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, with the words "Liang Zhu Memorial Fund" on the memo line of the check or in an accompanying note and sent to the following address, marked to the attention of Allyson Fraser:

Allyson Fraser,
Office of Development
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
1300 Morris Park Ave., Block Building 7th floor
Bronx, New York, U.S.A. 10461

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