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IAS Senior Visiting Fellows Conferred Honorary Doctorates by HKUST

IAS Senior Visiting Fellow Prof. John HARDY, Chair of Molecular Biology of Neurological Disease at University College London (left), and former IAS Senior Visiting Fellow Prof. Arup CHAKRABORTY, Robert T. Haslam (1911) Professor of Chemical Engineering, Professor of Physics and of Chemistry at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (right), were conferred honorary doctorates (Doctor of Science honoris causa and Doctor of Engineering honoris causa respectively) by HKUST in recognition of their distinguished research achievements.

Hardy received his Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from the University of Leeds in 1976 and his PhD in Neurochemistry from Imperial College London in 1981. He is a world-renowned neuroscientist whose research interests are in the genetic analysis of neurodegenerative disease. He has made exceptional contributions to the study of major neurodegenerative diseases. Chakraborty received his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware in 1988. For over twelve years, the central theme of his research has been the development and application of theoretical/computational approaches to study how T lymphocytes, orchestrators of the adaptive immune response, function.