|B.Sc., Ph.D. (British Columbia)|
Title of Prize and Awards for research achievements, including prestigious titles and honours
|2017||Alumni Builder Award, University of British Columbia|
|2010||Research Output Prize, By The University of Hong Kong.|
|2007||Akira Arimura Young Investigator Award: By the international VIP/PACAP society. In memory of Prof Arimura who founded this research area, I was awarded the first Akira Arimura young investigator award in 2007 in recognition of my contributions in understanding the pleiotropic activities of secretin in our body.|
|2005||Grace Pickford Medal: By the International Federation of Comparative Endocrine Societies (IFCE). This is the most prestigious award for comparative endocrinologists, given out once every 4 years in the international comparative endocrinology meeting. I am the first scientist from Hong Kong receiving this honor.|
|2005||Outstanding Researcher Award, By The University of Hong Kong.|
|2004||Croucher Senior Research Fellow by Croucher Foundation.|
|1995||Travel award for young scientist, International congress Neuroscience.|
|1992||Medical Research Council, Canada, Postdoctoral Fellowship. Highly competitive as there were only 30 of these postdoctoral fellows given out in 1992 in Canada.|
|1986-1991||Medical Research Council, Canada, Studentship.|
|1989||Special travel fund for young scientists (International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis).|
|1986||NSERC Summer Studentship, Canada.|
|1983-1985||University of BC Scholarship, UBC.|
|1983-1984||Quan Memorial Scholarship, UBC.|
Special focus on:
Brain-gut peptides and receptors:
1) The neuroactivity of secretin.
2) Pleiotropic functions of secretin in our body.
3) The secretin/VIP/glucagon family of peptides and their receptors.
4) Identification of novel growth hormone-releasing factors
5) Expression regulation of the GnRH/GnRH receptor genes.
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