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Ba Denian

Ba Denian (Chinese: 巴德年; pinyin: Bā Dénián), is a notable Chinese immunologist, physician and educator. He retired from his last position as Dean of Zhejiang University School of Medicine and accepted the position as Honorary Director of Zhejiang University Health Science Center.


Ba, of Manchu descent, was born in Siping, Jilin Province on 27 Oct 1938. In 1962, Ba graduated from the Harbin Medical University. In 1967, Ba received his master's degree from the Beijing Medical University (later merged into Peking University and became its medical school). In 1982, Ba obtained PhD from Hokkaido University in Japan.

Ba is a specialist in tumor immunology. He discovered the natural thymocytotoxic autoantibody. Ba also proposed a theory to illustrate the relationship between some abnormal immune functions and the hypertension.

Ba was elected to Chinese Academy of Engineering in 1994, and is a foreign member of the Institute of Medicine of National Academies of the United States, since 1999.

Academic appointments


  • Zhejiang University School of Medicine: Biography of Denian Ba
  • PolyU pays tribute to six distinguished Chinese scholars
  • Chinese Journal of Cancer Research (Editorial Board)

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