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

Prof. Alice S.T. Wong

Interim Director and Chair Professor

Room 4S14

(852) 2299 0865


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

Prof. Juha K.K. Merilä

Chair Professor, Associate Director (Ecology & Biodiversity Area)

Room 3N19

(852) 2299 0607


Local adaptation, evolution in small populations, determinants of genetic diversity, relative roles of natural selection, genetic drift and phenotypic plasticity in explaining population differentiation, evolution in response to climate change

Prof. Billy K.C. Chow

Chair Professor

Room 4N12

(852) 2299 0850


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

(852) 3917 2683


Mechanisms of HIV gene expression, transcriptional elongation of RNA polymerase II, Phase-separation mechanisms, Epigenetic control of gene transcription

Prof. Timothy C. Bonebrake


Room 6S15

(852) 2299 0675


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

Prof. M.L. Chye

Endowed Professor

Room 7S14

(852) 2299 0319


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

Prof. Gray A. Williams


Room 3S02

(852) 2299 0604


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

Prof. Anderson O.L. Wong


Room 4S12

(852) 2299 0863


Neuroendocrine regulation and signal transduction mechanisms for pituitary hormone expression in fish models.

Room 7S01

(852) 2299 0864


Microbial Stress Response, Antimicrobial Resistance, CRISPR-Cas, Host-Pathogen Interface.

Prof. David Dudgeon

Emeritus Professor

Room 3N05

(852) 2299 0602


Freshwater ecology and biodiversity conservation.

Prof. Xiang David Li

Professor (by courtesy)

Room 8N12

(852) 2299 0777


Epigenetics, chromatin biology, histone modifications, Protein-protein interaction, cell-type and tissue-specific protein labeling, Chemical proteomics, Drug target identification.

Dr. David M. Baker

Associate Professor

Room 6S14

(852) 2299 0606


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

Dr. C.B. Chan

Associate Professor

Room 5N10

(852) 2299 0823


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

Dr. Hani S. El-Nezami

Associate Professor, Associate Director (Molecular & Cell Biology Area)

Room 5S13

(852) 2299 0835


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. Benoit Guénard

Associate Professor

Room 3S12

(852) 2299 0665


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

Dr. Alice C. Hughes

Associate Professor

Room 6N08

(852) 2299 0836


Dr Hughes' research attempts to understand patterns of biodiversity and drivers of biodiversity change to inform more effective conservation across scales.

Dr. Jetty C.Y. Lee

Associate Professor (Teaching)

Room 6S09

(852) 2299 0318


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

Dr. Wallace B.L. Lim

Associate Professor

Room 5N13

(852) 2299 0826


Agricultural Biotechnology; Plant Energy and Carbon Metabolism; Plant Organelle Biology

Dr. Clive S.C. Lo

Associate Professor

Room 7N03

(852) 2299 0337


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 4N08

(852) 2299 0804


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


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

Dr. ThiyagaRajan Vengatesen

Associate Professor

Room 2S03

(852) 2299 0601


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

Dr. Moriaki Yasuhara

Associate Professor

Room 6N15

(852) 2299 0317


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

Room 4S15

(852) 2299 0848


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

Dr. Jiangwen Zhang

Associate Professor

Room 7N06

(852) 2299 0341


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. Louise Amy Ashton

Assistant Professor

Room 6S01

(852) 2299 0313


Tropical rainforest, canopies, food webs, insects, climate change, processes and patterns of biodiversity.

Dr. Gary Y.W. Chan

Assistant Professor

Room 4N11

(852) 2299 0849


Interplay between DNA repair, chromosome segregation and genome instability, Mechanism of homologous recombination, Mechanism of nucleases involved in DNA repair and segregation

Dr. Juan D. Gaitan-Espitia

Assistant Professor

Room 3S03

(852) 2299 0637


Evolutionary ecology, Eco-physiology, Functional and comparative genomics, Quantitative genetics, Climate change biology

Dr. Heath Johnson

Assistant Professor

Room 5S15

(852) 2299 0807


Mechanisms of signaling encoding of cell and tissue fates, developmental biology, optogenetics

Dr. Paolo Momigliano

Assistant Professor

Room 2S04

(852) 2299 0673

Evolutionary, ecological and conservation genetics of marine fauna (especially teleosts and sharks).

Dr. Hannah Mumby

Assistant professor

Room 3S11

(852) 2299 0653


Behavioural ecology and life histories of large mammals; human and animal dimensions of conservation; qualitative methods; African elephants, Asian elephants and wild boar​.

Dr. Celia Schunter

Assistant Professor

Room 3S01

(852) 2299 0304


Ecological genomics, transcriptomics & epigenomics of adaptation, response to environmental change, transgenerational inheritance, and environmental effects on behaviour and the brain in marine organisms.

Dr. Mathew Seymour

Assistant Professor

Room 3S16

(852) 2299 0608


Molecular ecologist focusing on biodiversity dynamics and environmental assessment using environmental DNA (eDNA)

Dr. Simon Y.W. Sin

Assistant Professor

Room 5N12

(852) 2299 0825


Animal coloration, behavioural ecology, conservation genomics, evolutionary biology, gene family evolution, genotype-phenotype association, host-pathogen co-evolution and mate choice.

Room 7N16

(852) 2299 0338


Molecular regulation of photosynthesis and chloroplast biogenesis, Photosynthetic pigment metabolism, Plastid proteostasis, Plastid signaling, Adaption of plants to climate change.

Dr. Jin Wu

Assistant Professor

Room 2N12

(852) 2299 0655


Plant physiology ecology, ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry, global change, vegetation spectroscopy, and earth system science.

Dr. Yuanliang Zhai

Assistant Professor

Room 4N10

(852) 2299 0847


Regulation of DNA replication in eukaryotes, cryo-electron microscopy in structure determination, and optical super-resolution imaging

Dr. Chaogu Zheng

Assistant Professor

Room 4S13

(852) 2299 0349


Neuronal cell fate determination and subtype differentiation, microtubule dynamic and neuronal morphogenesis, neurodegeneration and axon regeneration, genomics and the evolution of neuronal diversity.

Dr. Terry S C Lung

Research Assistant Professor

Room 7S13

Lipid biochemistry and plant biology

Dr. Shelby McIlroy

Research Assistant Professor

Rm 6N16

(852) 2299 0611

Molecular Ecology, Ecology and Evolution of Coral Symbiosis, Biodiversity and Marine Ecosystems, Population connectivity and range expansion

Dr. Kerry Reid

Research Assistant Professor

Rm 2N11

(852) 2299 0654

Evolutionary processes facilitating adaptation in stickleback

Dr. Billy C.H. Hau

Principal Lecturer

Room 3N20

(852) 2299 0609


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

Dr. Janet K.Y. Chan

Senior Lecturer

Room 7N08

(852) 2299 0614

Waste management, environmental pollution and health risk assessment, environmental education

Dr. Ibis K.C. Cheng



(852) 2299 0327

Biochemistry, Molecular Genetics, Chemistry, Nutrition and Metabolism, Nutrigenomics, Research Methodology, Cytogenetics and Cancer research

Dr. Daphne M Y Wu



(852) 3917 3899

Public Health Nutrition, Nutrition and Life Cycle, Nutrition and Sports Performance, Functional Foods, and Food Security

Dr. L. Zhang



(852) 2299 0308

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

Dr. Sam K.S. Leung

Assistant Lecturer

Fatty acids, oxidative stress and lipid oxidation. Lipidomic analysis and application on biological systems.

Honorary Staff