Professor, Department of Human Genetics
Dr. Lahn is a Professor of Human Genetics at the University of Chicago. He came to the U.S. from China to continue his education after participation in the pro-democracy movement of the late 1980s. He received his B.A. in biology from Harvard University and his Ph.D. from MIT, where he did his doctoral research on mammalian sex chromosomes with David Page. He is the founder of the Center for Stem Cell Biology and Tissue Engineering at Sun Yat-sen University, China.
Dr. Lahn's honors include the Merrill Lynch Forum Global Innovation Award, the TR100 Award from Technology Review magazine, the Burroughs Wellcome Career Award, and a Searle scholarship. He was also named to "Chicago's rising stars in business, government, and academia" by Crain's Chicago Business magazine, and "America's best and brightest" by Esquire magazine.