“The ground-breaking discoveries by Drs. Ming-Jer and Sophia Tsai over the past two decades have elucidated not only the mechanism of action of these nuclear orphan receptors, but also their roles from developmental cell fate determination to numerous human diseases,” said Dr. Bert O’Malley, chair of the department.
Both Tsais received their Ph.D.s from the University of California, Davis.
Most recently, they received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Chinese Bioscientists in America. They are also the recipients of many other awards including the Michael E. DeBakey, M.D. Excellence in Research Award.
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