Use the Search Filter to find the various members of the Research Faculty below.

Dr. David Dudgeon

DIRECTOR & Chair Professor

Room 3N05

(852) 2299 0602

ddudgeon@hku.hk

website

Freshwater ecology and biodiversity conservation.

Dr. Billy K.C. Chow

Chair Professor

Room 4N12

(852) 2299 0850

bkcc@hku.hk

website

Endocrinology of brain-gut peptides, pleiotropic activities of secretin in our body, evolution of GHRH/PACAP peptides and receptors.

Room 7S14

(852) 2299 0319

mlchye@hku.hk

website

Stress-tolerant crops, plant bioreactors, plant lipids & isoprenoids, agricultural biotechnology, plant molecular biology.

Dr. Matthew Evans

Professor & Dean

Faculty of Science

sciencedean@hku.hk

website

Climate change impacts, Computational ecology, Behavioural ecology, Evolutionary biology, Conservation biology.

Dr. Will W.M. Lee

Professor

Room 4N11

(852) 2299 0849

hrszlwm@hku.hk

website

Molecular biology of reproductive growth factors and cell junction dynamics.

Dr. Kenneth M. Y. Leung

Professor

Room 3N19

(852) 2299 0607

kmyleung@hku.hk

website

Aquatic toxicology and ecophysiology, ecological risk assessment and quantitative ecology.

Dr. Yvonne Sadovy

Professor

Room 3S01

(852) 2299 0603

yjsadovy@hku.hk

website

Ichthyology, fisheries management and conservation of reef fishes, reproductive biology of fishes especially in respect of hermaphroditism.

Room 3S16

(852) 2299 0608

saunders@hku.hk

website

Systematics, phylogenetics and reproductive biology of flowering plants.

Dr. Nagendra P. Shah

Professor

Room 6N08

(852) 2299 0836

npshah@hku.hk

website

Probiotics, prebiotics, and functional foods; ACE-Inhibitory peptides and blood pressure; functionality of dairy foods; EPS stater cultures; biotransformation of isoflavones.

Dr. Gray A. Williams

Professor

Room 3S02

(852) 2299 0604

hrsbwga@hku.hk

website

Intertidal ecology, herbivore-autotroph interactions, behaviour and ecophysiology of intertidal species, especially molluscs.

Dr. Anderson O.L. Wong

Professor

Room 4S12

(852) 2299 0863

olwong@hku.hk

Room 4S14

(852) 2299 0865

awong1@hku.hk

website

Molecular and cellular mechanisms that regulate normal ovarian function and the development of ovarian cancer.

Dr. Stefano Cannicci

Associate Professor

Room 2S04

(852) 2299 0673

cannicci@hku.hk

website

Mangrove ecology and conservation, crabs-trees interactions in mangrove systems, behavioural ecology of intertidal crabs, evolutionary biology of intertidal and terrestrial crabs.

Dr. Hani S. El-Nezami

Associate Professor

Room 5S13

(852) 2299 0835

elnezami@hku.hk

website

Food safety and toxicology with special focus on natural carcinogens; Transplacental transfer of toxins and disease development later in life; Probiotics and the prevention of liver and metabolic syndrome diseases.

Dr. Ji-Dong Gu

Associate Professor

Room 6N15

(852) 2299 0605

jdgu@hku.hk

website

Environmental microbiology, and environmental toxicology, bacterial metabolic pathways, plasmid biology of Vibrio species, biochemical processed of phytoremediation.

Dr. Leszek Karczmarski

Associate Professor

Room 3S03

(852) 2299 0637

leszek@hku.hk

website

Behavioural ecology and conservation of marine mammals; socio-ecology and comparative population ecology of cetaceans, especially dolphins; behavioural complexity of group living mammals.

Dr. Wallace B.L. Lim

Associate Professor

Room 5S13

(852) 2299 0826

bllim@hku.hk

website

Agricultural biotechnology and biofuels; Carbon and phosphorus metabolisms of plants and microbes; Plant and microbial phosphatases.

Dr. Clive S.C. Lo

Associate Professor

Room 7N03

(852) 2299 0337

clivelo@hku.hk

website

Biosynthesis and metabolic engineering of natural products in crop plants (rice, sorghum, tomato), plant biochemistry and molecular biology.

Dr. Wing Yee Lui

Associate Professor

Room 4N09

(852) 2299 0804

wylui@hku.hk

website

Cytokine-mediated cell-cell adhesion, regulation of cell junction restructuring, transcription regulation of E3 ligases, ubiquitin-dependent protein degradation in the testis.

Dr. Bayden Russell

Associate Professor

Room 2S05

(852) 2299 0680

brussell@hku.hk

Website

Marine Ecology (particularly subtidal), Climate Change and Nutrient Pollution impacts in marine ecosystems, herbivore and algal ecophysiology, Ecosystem Phase-shifts, Sustainable Aquaculture Production.

Dr. V. ThiyagaRajan

Associate Professor

Room 2S01

(852) 2299 0603

rajan@hku.hk

website

Ocean acidification; Environmental proteomics; Biofouling: Larval Biology; Oyster Fishery and Aquaculture; and Ecological and economic consequences of larval exposure to environmental stressors.

Dr. Jennifer M.F. Wan

Associate Professor

Room 5S16

(852) 2299 0838

jmfwan@hku.hk

website

Chinese medicine, dietary lipids and cancer, antioxidants and immune function, proteomics & nutrigenomics.

Dr. M.F. Wang

Associate Professor

Room 7N16

(852) 2299 0338

mfwang@hku.hk

website

Functional foods, natural products, Maillard reaction, natural product chemistry, instrumental analysis, food chemistry.

Dr. Aixin Yan

Associate Professor

Room 7S01

(852) 2299 0864

ayan8@hku.hk

website

Microbial Stress Response, Origin of Antibiotic and Multidrug Resistance During Stress Response.

Dr. Moriaki Yasuhara

Associate Professor

Room 3S12

(852) 2299 0317

yasuhara@hku.hk

website

Paleoecology and macroecology, biodiversity patterns, climatic impacts, deep-sea biology, human-induced ecosystem degradation

Room 7S09

(852) 2299 0328

wkyip@hku.hk

website

Plant biochemistry, regulation of plant hormone ethylene biosynthesis, co-product cyanide detoxification, ethylene signal transduction.

Dr. Jiangwen Zhang

Associate Professor

Room 7N06

(852) 2299 0341

jzhang1@hku.hk

website

Integrated analysis of epigenetic regulation, gene regulatory network, and signaling pathway in stem cells, development, and tumorigenesis with high through-put 'omics' and systems biology.

Dr. David M. Baker

Assistant Professor

Room 6S14

(852) 2299 0606

dmbaker@hku.hk

website

Coral Reef Ecology, Stable Isotope Ecology, Evolution & Extinction of Symbiosis, Global Change, Marine Pollution, Conservation Forensics

Dr. Timothy C. Bonebrake

Assistant Professor

Room 6S15

(852) 2299 0675

tbone@hku.hk

website

Global Change, Conservation Biology, Tropical Ecology, Natural History, Urban Ecosystems, Climate, Biogeography, Lepidoptera.

Dr. C.B. Chan

Assistant Professor

Room 5N10

(852) 2299 0823

chancb@hku.hk

website

Molecular mechanisms of obesity-induced diabetes, Body weight regulation, Identification of small molecular weight compounds with therapeutic potentials against metabolic syndrome.

Dr. Benoit Guénard

Assistant Professor

Room 3S11

(82) 2299 0665

bguenard@hku.hk

website

Biodiversity & Biogeography, Community Ecology, Biological Invasions, Urban Ecology, Insect Ecology, Paleoentomology, Taxonomy, Foraging Ecology and Ants!

Dr. Olivier Habimana

Assistant Professor

Room 6S02

(852) 2299 0312

ohabim@hku.hk

Website

Food Microbiology, Food Safety, Biofilms, Biofouling and Microbial ecology.

Dr. Jetty C.Y. Lee

Assistant Professor

Room 6S09

(852) 2299 0318

jettylee@hku.hk

website

Lipid Oxidation Biomarkers.
Antioxidant and Oxidative Stress in Human Nutrition.
Fatty Acid Metabolites and Lipidomics.

Dr. Jimmy C.Y. Louie

Assistant Professor

Room 5S14

(852) 2299 0677

jimmyl@hku.hk

website

Carbohydrate metabolism, diet and metabolic health, dietary management of diabetes, nutritional epidemiology

Dr. Tanja Sobko

Assistant Professor

Room 6N16

(852) 2299 0611

tsobko@hku.hk

Nutrition, Sports Nutrition. Lifestyle modifications with special emphasis on childhood obesity; wellness/health enhancement and communication.

Dr. Karen W.Y. Yuen

Assistant Professor

Room 4S15

(852) 2299 0848

kwyyuen@hku.hk

website

Cell Division, Chromosome Segregation, Centromere/Kinetochore Formation and Propagation, Genome Instability in Cancers, Epigenetics, Cell Cycle Regulation.

Dr. Caroline Dingle

Res. Assistant Professor

Room 6S13

(852) 2299 0674

cdingle@hku.hk

website

Global Change Ecology, Behavioral Ecology, Animal Communication, Conservation Genetics, Evolution, Tropical Biodiversity, Urban Ecology, Birds.

Dr. Billy C.H. Hau

Principal Lecturer

Room 3S05

(852) 2299 0609

chhau@hku.hk

website

Ecological restoration of degraded tropical landscape, environmental impact assessment, biodiversity assessment.

Dr. Janet K.Y. Chan

Lecturer

Ground floor

(852) 2299 0614

chanjky@hku.hk

Waste management, environmental health and toxicology.

Dr. K.W. Cheng

Lecturer

Ground Floor

(852) 2299 0306

ckwckw@hku.hk

Phytochemicals and their derivatives for prevention of lung cancer and skin cancer; local delivery of phytochemicals for chemoprevention of lung cancer and skin cancer in animal models. ​

Dr. Jimmy S.H. Tsang

Lecturer

Room 7S06

(852) 2299 0330

jshtsang@hku.hk

website

The genetics and proteomic analysis of haloacid-degrading bacteria, molecular analysis of the regulation of a haloacid dehalogenase operon in Burkholderia cepacia, heterologous expression using yeast systems.

Dr. L. Zhang

Lecturer

Ground Floor

(852) 2299 0308

lzhang17@hku.hk

Application of time-domain NMR and MRI in food analysis, postharvest quality of fruit and vegetable, chemometrics for food quality control.