School of Biomedical Sciences
The Chinese University of Hong Kong 香港中文大學

Vincent Cheng Yin Chun, a 2021 BSc graduate in Biomedical Sciences, is currently pursuing his D.Phil. in Prof. Esther Becker's Laboratory at the University of Oxford. He has been awarded a prestigious research fellowship from the National Ataxia Foundation for his project titled “Elucidating developmental gene expression changes in Spinocerebellar Ataxia 44”. The fellowship provides USD $25,000 in support, enabling him to explore the mechanisms behind the abnormal development of nerve cells in the cerebellum, contributing to the progression of Spinocerebellar Ataxia (SCA). In the long run, his goal is to identify new therapeutic strategies for SCA patients.

The details can be viewed here.

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Vincent for his remarkable academic accomplishments and wish him continued success in his future research endeavours.

Vincent Cheng Yin Chun (photo source: The Kavli Institute for Nanoscience Discovery)