Hong Ling (geneticist) is confirmed dead at the age of 53.
Hong was best known as a Chinese geneticist and professor.
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Hong Ling
Born(1966-11-27)November 27, 1966
Wuhan, Hubei, China
DiedFebruary 7, 2020(2020-02-07) (aged 53)
Wuhan, Hubei, China
Cause of deathCOVID-19
Alma materWuhan University
University of Arizona
Scientific career
Fieldsgenetics, rare diseases[1]
InstitutionsUniversity of California, Berkeley
Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Hong Ling (Chinese: 红凌, 27 November 1966–7 February 2020) was a Chinese geneticist, professor and doctoral advisor at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology.
Hong educated at Wuhan University, majoring in biology, where he graduated in July 1987 and obtained a bachelor's degree. In December 1994, he graduated from the University of Arizona with a doctor's degree in biochemistry. After graduation, he started his career as a biochemist at Department of Molecular & Cell Biology (MCB) of University of California, Berkeley. Since March 2007, he served as professor of molecular biology at the School of Life Science and Technology of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. He was studying major and rare human diseases using both human and model organism such as drosophila and mouse.
During the 2019–20 coronavirus outbreak in China, Hong infected with the coronavirus. On 7 February 2020, he died from the infection at Wuhan Union Hospital.
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