LAU Sin Nga Ann Senior Lecturer

B.Sc., Ph.D.

Telephone:  3943 1392

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Address:  610E, Choh-Ming Li Basic Medical Sciences Building, CUHK

 

 

 

Biography

Dr LAU Sin Nga Ann  (劉善雅) is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Biomedical Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and is the Deputy Director of BSc in Biomedical Sciences since 2016.  She received her BSc (Biology, first class Honours) and PhD (Molecular Endocrinology) from The University of Hong Kong, with her doctoral training at Population Council, Centre for Biomedical Research (CBR) in Rockefeller University, New York.  With her research interest in molecular endocrinology, she studies the roles of trafficking molecules at the epithelial tight and adherens junctions, and the mechanisms of non-hormonal approach to disrupt Sertoli-germ cell interactions.  She is experienced in curriculum development and had developed a wide range of courses including Faculty Package, undergraduate courses for Biomedical Sciences, Pharmacy, and Biomedical Engineering Programmes.  She is interested in teaching topics ranged from human genetics, endocrinology, reproductive biology, bioethics, biotechnology, to specialized topics like disorders of sex development (DSDs).  She is the recipient of the Faculty’s Education Award 2019.

  1. Molecular endocrinology, ranging from the roles of trafficking molecules at the epithelial tight and adherens junctions, to the mechanisms of non-hormonal approach to disrupt Sertoli-germ cell interactions.
  2. Application of artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) in teaching and learning.
  3. Medical and Biomedical Sciences education, bioethics, assessment for learning, experiential and service learning, inter-professional training, gifted education.
  4. Academic advising and learners’ wellbeing.
  1. Lee VWY, Chau JPC, Lau ASN, Lai PS, Wong SYS, Wong W, Chan W, Chan KC, Ng E, Fong YH, Lam SM, Cheng F, Li JTS. Impact of Inter-professional Education for Geriatric Care in Hong Kong. J. Interprofessional Care. (Submitted)
  2. Sin Nga Ann LAU, Wai Yee CHAN. "Human Resources Issues - STEM Education in Hong Kong". <Biotechnology in Hong Kong> Albert Wai Kit Chan vol.3 197 222 pgs. United States China Intellectual Property Institute Inc., 2018.
  3. Xu WM, Chen J, Chen H, Diao RY, Dong JD, Sun TT, Chen WY, Yu MK, Zhang XH, Tsang LL, Lau A; Fok KL, Shi QX, Shi QH, Huang PB, Chan HC. 2010. Defective CFTR-dependent CREB activation results in impaired spermatogenesis and azoospermia. PLoS One. 6(5):e19120.
  4. Mruk DD and Lau ASN. 2009. RAB13 Participates in ectoplasmic specialization dynamics in the rat testis. Biol. Reprod. 80(3):590-601.
  5. Mruk DD, Lau ASN, Sarkar O and Xia W. 2007. Rab4A GTPase - catenin interactions are involved in cell junction dynamics in the testis. J. Androl. 28(5):742-754.
  6. Mruk DD, Lau ASN and Conway AM. 2005. Crosstalk between Rab GTPases and cell junctions. Contraception. 72(4): 280-290.
  7. Mruk DD, Siu MKY, Conway AM, Lee NPY, Lau ASN and Cheng CY. 2003. Role of metalloprotease-1 in junction dynamics in the testis. J. Androl. 24(4):510-523.
  8. Lau ASN and Mruk DD. 2003. Rab8B GTPase and junction dynamics in the testis.144(4):1549-1563.
  1. Teaching Development and Learning Enhancement Grant (TDLEG) for 2019-22 Triennium, CUHK [Co-I; 01-Jan-20]: “Evaluation on the Feasibility, Acceptance and Education Values of Inter-professional Education at CUHK” (HK$1,669,788).
  2. Teaching Development and Learning Enhancement Grant (TDLEG) for 2019-22 Triennium, CUHK [Co-I; 01-Jan-20]: “Engaging students as partners with Peer Assisted Study Session (PASS)” (HK$1,434,000).
  3. Teaching Development and Learning Enhancement Grant (TDLEG) for 2019-22 Triennium, CUHK [Co-I; 01-Jan-20]: “Teaching and Learning Community of Practice (CoP): Extension of the Existing eLearning CoP to Address a Wider Scope of Teaching Needs and Innovations” (HK$868,128).
  4. Student Campus Work Scheme 2019-20, CUHK [PI: 01-Dec-19]: Establishment of Community Outreach Programme for Biomedical Sciences Students” (HK$3,685).
  5. Teaching Development and Learning Enhancement Grant (TDLEG) for 2016-19 Triennium, CUHK [PI; 01-Jan-17]:Application of Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) for Teaching Multidisciplinary Topics in Biomedical Sciences” (HK$496,980).
  6. Teaching Development and Learning Enhancement Grant (TDLEG) for 2016-19 Triennium, CUHK [Co-I; 01-Jan-17]:“Translational Inter-Professional e-Learning platform in Medical Sciences Teaching for Geriatric Care – From Science to Practice” (HK$500,000).
  7. Teaching Development and Learning Enhancement Grant (TDLEG) for 2016-19 Triennium, CUHK [Co-I; 01-Jan-17]:eLearning Community of Practice (eLCoP)” (HK$398,000).
  8. Teaching Development and Learning Enhancement Grant (TDLEG) for 2016-19 Triennium, CUHK [Co-I; 01-Jan-17]:A Collaborative Project on Peer Assisted Study Session (PASS)” (HK$500,000).
  9. Student Campus Work Scheme 2014-15, CUHK [PI: 01-Jun-15]: “Outreach Activities for the Youth” (HK$2,850).
  10. Teaching Development Grant (TDG) for 2012-15 Triennium, CUHK [Co-I; 01-Jan-15]: “Collaborative-Approach To improve teaching And Learning Yielding Sustainable and Translational outcomes (CATALYST)” (HK$200,000).
  11. Courseware Development Grant Scheme 2012-13, CUHK [Co-I; 01-Jun-13]: “Development of an Interactive Web-based & Mobile-based Courseware for Effective Learning” (HK$58,000).
  12. Medical Education Supplementary Fund 2012-13, Faculty of Medicine, CUHK [Co-PI: 01-Apr-12] “Implementation of e-learning Activities via Student Response System (Clickers) in Health Science Foundation Course for Year 0 Students” (HK$50,000).
  13. Courseware Development Grant Scheme 2010-11, CUHK [PI; 01-Jan-11]: Animated glossary for Biochemistry courses with students of heterogeneous background” (HK$70,000).
  14. Student Campus Work Scheme 2010-11, CUHK [PI: 01-Jan-11]: “Animated e-Learning Platform in Biochemistry(HK$3,000).

 

 

Other collaborations/ on-going projects:

  1. English Across the Curriculum (EAC) - with English Language Teaching Unit, CUHK.
  2. Collaborating for Curriculum Improvement using Learning Analytics - with Centre for Learning Enhancement and Research (CLEAR), CUHK
  3. Leader of Sub-group on Educational emerging technologies (VR and AR) in Teaching and Learning Community of Practice on eLearning (CoP) - with Centre for Learning Enhancement and Research (CLEAR), CUHK.