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Prof. Jun Zhang (1890-1977)

Medical educationist, pioneer of the human anatomy in modern China. Zhang received his early education in Japan, and went to America twice in 1921 and 1933 for further education. He had then been teaching in medical college in Jiangxi, Hunan and Shanghai province successively for nearly 60 years. He initiated and participated in the reestablishment of the Chinese Society for Anatomical Sciences(CSAS) in 1947, and was the 4th and 5th president of the council of CSAS(1956-1978); he also started the Acta Anatomica Sinica and The Anatomy Record, and was the editor-in-chief of the first anatomy textbook, Human Anatomy, in China. Prof. Zhang, who for many years had been engaged in the study of human anatomy, made achievements in histology and embryology, too; his commitment to the management of medical education had fostered a bunch of talents.


Prof. Zuogan Zhang(1906-1969)

Prof. Zhang graduated from Peking University in 1932, and then teached successively in Peking University, Cheeloo University, Peking Union Medical College and Guiyang Medical University. He received education in America in 1947-1949, and obtained his PhD there. Being one of the founders of histochemistry in China, Prof. Zhang served as the editor-in-chief of Acta Anatomica Sinica for quite a long time. He had been studying cytology and histology in Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences(CAMS) since 1950, and developed the first cryostat microtome in China, carried on researches on histochemistry and electron microscopy early, apart from which, his training class also helped develop a lot of brains for our country. Zhang mainly studied the histochemistry and ultrastructure changes in embryonic development, and he invented the first experimental animal models for mouse embryonic development. He was also the author of The Influence of Various Factors on the Development of Bone Structure and Causes of Deformity, The Progress of Cytology(1965), and the translator of Embryology(1956, I. G. Barth ).


Prof. Bingchang Zhang

Graduated from the biology department of Fu Jen Catholic University in 1946, Prof. Bingchang Zhang worked in the autopsy room of Peking Union Medical College(PUMC) since 1949; together with Prof. Jun Zhang, he accomplished researches on the analysis of Chinese children’s coronary artery types, the observation of Chinese adult skull and trauma repairation and regeneration, etc. In 1976 he was appointed to participate in the embalming and preservation of Chairman Mao’s body, and worked as the director of Chairman Mao Memorial Hall during 1977 to 1983; and was appointed head of the autopsy room of the Research Institute of PUMC in 1983. Prof. Zhang always impressed his students with his native English pronunciation, accurate anatomic operation and scope of knowledge. He set up the teaching model of “regional anatomy prior to systemic anatomy”, and authored the English version of practice guidance, which have long been in use even till now. In 1989, he was awarded the Outstanding Teacher both in Beijing and nationally.

Prof. Bingchang Zhang deceased after a heart attack at the age of 89, at 9:40 am on Nov. 11th, 2012. According to his wish, no memorial or farewell ceremony will be held; his body will be donated to PUMC in the purpose of teaching. Prof. Zhang's final lesson shall always be remebered.


Academician Shepu Xue

Born in 1917, Xue graduated and teached in the Former National Central University; he went to the United States for further education in 1947-1951 and received his PhD there; then he teached successively in Dalian Medical College, Harbin Medical College, Beijing Normal University, Central Health Research Institute and Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, occupied in studies of cytology, embryology and reproductive biology. In 1991, Xue was elected member of Chinese academy of sciences. He was also the 8th and 9th president of the council of CSAS(1986-1994). He devoted himself to neurogenesis in his early years, and was successful in many fields such as induced differetiation of Layer and gonad, regulation of cell differentiation, regulation of germ cell differentiation and drug action mechanism, reversible regulation of the growth of tumor cells. While in recent years, molecular biological study on EDDF gene family has become his major focus. Xue was the chief editor of Embryology and Histologyl Basis(1960), Cytology Progress (1963), Atlas of Human Embryology(1965), Experimental Research on Male Contraceptive Gossypol(1983), Chinese Medical Encyclopedia: Histology and Embryology(1988) and Atlas of formation and development of Chinese Human Embryo (1992).


Prof. Xuancai Wan

Yi people, born on Sep, 1930 in Kunming, Yunan province. Wan joined the communist party in 1949, and graduated from Peking University Health Science Center after receiving a 7-year program medical training there. In the same year, he became a teaching assistant in the department of anatomy in PUMC. Wan had served as secretary in anatomy department, deputy secretary of the early departmental party branch, secretary of the falcuty of anatomy and director of anatomy/neurobiology teaching office in PUMC. He was appointed as chairman of CAMS/PUMC neuroscience project committee during 1986-1997, and established a doctoral program on human anatomy for PUMC in 1990. From 1995 to 2000, Wan was elected vice president for the 1st council of the Chinese neuroscience society, who at the same time presided a set of scientific projects on medical research supported by the Chinese Medical Board(CMB), the Natural Science Foundation of China(NSFC) along with the Ministry of Health research funds, and he then published hundreds of papers. Therefore, Wan was awarded “scientific research achievement” the first class by the Ministry of Health,  “State Science and Technology Advancement” the second class, Achievement of the 20th century” by the American Biography Institute (ABI). Prof. Wan’s research on multiple neuron markers in the 1990s won the State Science and Technology Progress Awards in 1999; and his invention on “CB coupling trophic factor by nerve transfer strategy” was authorized nationally and became an independent intellectual property of our country in 2005.





Prof. Shijuan Ye

Born on Oct 1936 in Suzhou, Jiangsu province. Prof. Ye graduated from Shandong University School of Medicine, and was inaugurated at the basic department in PUMC as a professor of histology and director of office. Ye had been worked on teaching and scientific research for more than 30 years, and achieved accomplishment on testicular sertoli cells and tissue ultrastructure, with dozens of paper published


Prof. Zenglu Xu

Prof.Zenglu Xu finished his college education in Peking Union Medical College in 1970, and obtained his master degree from the department of biology of Peking University in 1981. Xu is a professor, a doctoral supervisor, and the dean of human anatomy, histology and embryology department. His studies mainly focus on the biology of extracellular matrix, with a distinctive feature: he has studied the role of extracellular matrix for cell movement, adhesion and anchor in embryonic organ morphogenesis; discovered abnormal collagen in patients with marfan's syndrome, the distribution change of type I and III collagen in pulmonary artery of chronic hypoxia rats; and for the first time found SSCS as the EGF target cells, revealing the development law in extracellular matrix of testis, epididymis, and ovarian; he has also studied cell apoptosis and relevant gene regulation in mice testicular germ cell; did some research on the gene expression change of type I collagen in patients with osteoporosis; and created a model using rapid adhesion method to separate hair follicle stem cells, which made it for isolated cultivation.



1982年毕业于吉林医学院医疗系, 1993年毕业于北京医科大学人体解剖学系获医学硕士学位,2001年由第一军医大学、中国协和医科大学联合培养,获医学博士学位。2002-2007年任中国协和医科大学人体解剖及组织胚胎学系副主任。主要研究方向:心肌梗塞、心肌血管再生与重建及心肌干细胞的实验形态学研究;临床应用解剖学和解剖实验技术及其应用的研究。主持多项卫生部科学研究基金、国家自然基金及北京市自然科学基金。



Prof.Chao Ma

1973年出生,1999年毕业于中国协和医科大学,获医学博士学位。毕业后在北京协和医院外科任住院医师1年,2000年起赴美国耶鲁大学医学院麻醉学系,先后任博士后访问学者(2000-2003),副研究科学家(Associate Research Scientist,2003-2008)和助理教授(Tenure-track Assistant Professor,2008-2011)。在此期间,与耶鲁医学院国际著名的神经生物学家Robert LaMotte教授一起,综合运用包括神经电生理,药理,动物行为学,免疫组化,显微影像学和分子生物学等技术研究慢性痛和痒的机制,2009年起作为课题独立负责人获得了美国NIH基金和耶鲁医学院麻醉学系科研专项基金等支持,在pain, Journal of Neuroscience, PNAS等杂志上发表了一系列研究成果,并主编出版了学术专著《Animal Models of Pain》。2011年12月开始回到母校,任北京协和医学院、中国医学科学院基础医学研究所解剖与组胚学系主任,“协和学者”特聘教授,博士生导师。回国后,致力于解剖与组胚学系教学管理工作和基础-临床结合的课程改革,开展了“面向临床的解剖学讲座”,“解剖学手术操作示教”等课程,获得良好的效果。与此同时,在院所长基金的支持下,建立了一个高水准的神经生物学研究实验室以及相应的科研梯队。已经获得国家自然科学基金、协和青年科研基金等项目的资助,并和协和医院麻醉学系开展了深入的合作,建立起“麻醉-疼痛联合实验室”,开展慢性痛和痒的转化医学研究。

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