November 14, Professor Xu Fei, President of SWJTU held meeting with Professor David Ginsbrug, a biomedical science professor from University of Michigan who is also the member of NAS, NAE and IOM.
During the meeting, Xu welcomed Professor Ginsburg’s visit to SWJTU. He also appreciated Professor Ginsburg’s speech and academic talk to SWJTU students and faculties. After that, Xu briefed basic facts and figures of SWJTU in terms of history, current situation, academic programs and international cooperation. Xu pointed that locating in Chengdu where is in the frontline of One Belt and One Road initiative, the cross three centuries SWJTU would like to further cooperate with global outstanding universities such as University of Michigan with SWJTU’s core competitive advantage in rail transit technology.
Xu also emphasized that SWJTU has paid attention on life science. The University established School of Medicine and introduced affiliated hospitals jointly with The 3rd People’s Hospital of Chengdu and the Military General Hospital. XU hoped that Professor Ginsburg could conduct academic exchange with SWJTU students and faculties, and hoped SWJTU valued this opportunity to learn more from Professor Ginsburg.
Professor Ginsburg appreciated SWJTU warm reception. During his visit, Professor Ginsburg held a talk on “Genetics of Thrombosis: From Mice to Humans”. He expressed interests on SWJTU’s intention on developing life science. He pointed that there would be great potential on bilateral cooperation between SWJTU and University of Michigan.
David Ginsburg investigates the components of the blood-clotting system and how disturbances in their function lead to human bleeding and blood-clotting disorders. He studies families with bleeding disorders like hemophilia, to understand the genes and biomolecules that control the blood-clotting response, stroke and heart disease.