Research Focus:

Neurophysiology, neurodevelopment, and neurodegenerative diseases

  1. One focus is neuroplasticity and motor learning, control of voluntary movement, treatment strategies for Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases as well as stroke survivors. Members are also interested in neurocognitive deficits in obstructive sleep apnea, brain iron dysregulation in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, ocular inflammation, retinal degeneration and glaucoma, inflammatory response and platelets in the central nervous system.

 

Cardiovascular function, metabolic diseases, cellular signaling

  1. A focus is cellular and molecular events in the initiation and progression of endothelial cell dysfunction in hypertension and diabetes, and animal models for cardio-metabolic disorder. Members are also interested in ion channels (TRP and K channel) and calcium signaling in the cardiovascular system, modulation of cardiac and vascular smooth muscle ion channels by herbal medicine.
  2. Other interest includes molecular biology of fluorescent proteins, development of anti-obesity and anti-diabetic drugs, mechanisms of fetal programming of type II diabetes and metabolic syndrome in offspring of diabetic mothers, mediators of arthritis development and stroke, ion channels in cancer cells, subcellular vesicular trafficking and autophagy.

 

Name Contact No. Research Interests
Prof CHAN Sun On (Deputy Chief) 3943 6898 Axon growth and guidance, degenerative and
inflammatory eye diseases
Prof CHEUNG Chi Kwan Vincent 3943 9389 Motor control, motor learning, motor development,
stroke rehabilitation, diseases of the motor system, 
computational neuroscience, biomechanics
Prof CHO Yu Pang Eric 3943 6842 Retinal ganglion cells, astrocytes, microglia,
optic nerve, neural regeneration, neurotrophic factors,
heat shock protein
Prof HUANG Yu 3943 6787 Endothelial dysfunction, endothelial factors,
oxidative stress, nitric oxide, vascular biology,
diabetes, atherosclerosis, hypertension
Prof KE Ya 3943 6780  
Prof KWAN Yiu Wa 3943 6884 Gut Microbiomes, Probiotics, Inflammatory
Bowel Diseases, colorectal cancer, Diabetes Mellitus
Prof LAM Fu Yuen Francis 3943 6790 Traditional Chinese Medicines in neurovascular
and inflammatory disorders
Prof PONOMAREV Eugene 3943 9620 Neuroinflammation, Neurodegeneration,
Macrophages, Microglia, Platelets, Brain-specific
glycolipids, Multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's Disease,
Traumatic brain injury
Prof SHUM Sau Wun Alisa 3943 6840 Anti-obesity and anti–diabetes drug development,
fetal programming of adult diseases
Prof TIAN Xiaoyu 3943 3075  
Prof YAO Xiaoqiang (Chief) 3943 6877 Ca2+ signaling, TRP channels, cardiovascular
physiology, atherosclerosis,  mechanical sensation,
TM9SF4, ER stress, autophagy, cancer
chemoresistance
Prof YU Siu Bun Sidney 3943 6796  
Prof YUNG Wing Ho 3943 6880  
Name Contact No.
Prof CHEN Zhen Yu 3943 6382
Prof CHOI Chung Hang Jonathan 3943 8469
Prof LAM Chiu Wa Linda 3505 6040
Prof MA Ching Wan Ronald 3505 3135
Prof MOK Chung Tong Vincent 3505 3523
Prof PANG Chi Pui Calvin 3943 5801
Prof WAN Song 3505 2629
Prof WANG Chi Chiu Ronald 3505 3099
Prof WONG Chun Man Patrick 3943 7009
Prof WU Che Yuen Justin 3505 3593

 

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