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) 3917 3865

awong1@hku.hk

website

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) 3917 3607

merila@hku.hk

Website

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) 3917 3850

bkcc@hku.hk

website

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

(852) 3917 2683

qiangz@hku.hk

website

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

Prof. Timothy C. Bonebrake

Professor

Room 6S15

(852) 3917 3675

tbone@hku.hk

website

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

Prof. M.L. Chye

Endowed Professor

Room 7S14

(852) 3917 3319

mlchye@hku.hk

website

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

Prof. ThiyagaRajan Vengatesen

Professor

Room 2S03

(852) 3917 3601

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.

Prof. Gray A. Williams

Professor

Room 3S02

(852) 3917 3604

hrsbwga@hku.hk

website

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

Prof. Anderson O.L. Wong

Professor

Room 4S12

(852) 3917 3863

olwong@hku.hk

website

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

Room 7S01

(852) 3917 3864

ayan8@hku.hk

website

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

Prof. David Dudgeon

Emeritus Professor

Room 3N05

(852) 3917 3602

ddudgeon@hku.hk

website

Freshwater ecology and biodiversity conservation.

Prof. Xiang David Li

Professor (by courtesy)

Room 8N12

(852) 3917 3777

xiangli@hku.hk

website

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

Prof. David M. Baker

Associate Professor

Room 6S14

(852) 3917 3606

dmbaker@hku.hk

website

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

Prof. C.B. Chan

Associate Professor

Room 5N10

(852) 3917 3823

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.

Prof. Hani S. El-Nezami

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

Room 5S13

(852) 3917 3835

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.

Prof. Benoit Guénard

Associate Professor

Room 3S12

(852) 3917 3665

bguenard@hku.hk

website

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

Prof. Alice C. Hughes

Associate Professor

Room 6N08

(852) 3917 3836

achughes@hku.hk

website

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

Prof. Jetty C.Y. Lee

Associate Professor of Teaching (Senior Lecturer)

Room 6S09

(852) 3917 3318

jettylee@hku.hk

website

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

Prof. Wallace B.L. Lim

Associate Professor

Room 5N13

(852) 3917 3826

bllim@hku.hk

website

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

Prof. Clive S.C. Lo

Associate Professor

Room 7N03

(852) 3917 3337

clivelo@hku.hk

website

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

Prof. Wing Yee Lui

Associate Professor

Room 4N08

(852) 3917 3804

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.

Prof. Bayden Russell

Associate Professor

Room 2S05

(852) 3917 3680

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.

Prof. Moriaki Yasuhara

Associate Professor

Room 6N15

(852) 3917 3317

yasuhara@hku.hk

website

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

Prof. Karen W.Y. Yuen

Associate Professor

Room 4S15

(852) 3917 3848

kwyyuen@hku.hk

website

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

Prof. Yuanliang Zhai

Associate Professor

Room 4N10

(852) 3917 3847

zhai@hku.hk

website

DNA replication and human diseases, Chromatin dynamics, Epigenetic Inheritance, Protein structure and function, and Cryo-EM in structure determination

Prof. Jiangwen Zhang

Associate Professor

Room 7N06

(852) 3917 3341

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.

Prof. Louise Amy Ashton

Assistant Professor

Room 6S01

(852) 3917 3313

lashton@hku.hk

website

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

Prof. Gary Y.W. Chan

Assistant Professor

Room 4N11

(852) 3917 3849

gywchan@hku.hk

website

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

Prof. Juan D. Gaitan-Espitia

Assistant Professor

Room 3S03

(852) 3917 3637

jdgaitan@hku.hk

website

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

Prof. Heath Johnson

Assistant Professor

Room 5S15

(852) 3917 3807

hjohnson@hku.hk

website

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

Prof. Andy K.M. Lam

Assistant Professor

Room 5N11

(852) 3917 3310

akml@hku.hk

Cryo-Electron Microscopy, Electrophysiology, Membrane Transport, Ion Channel Structure and Mechanism

Prof. Paolo Momigliano

Assistant Professor

Room 2S04

(852) 3917 3673

momi@hku.hk

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

Prof. Hannah Mumby

Assistant professor

Room 3S11

(852) 3917 3653

hsmumby@hku.hk

website

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

Prof. Celia Schunter

Assistant Professor

Room 3S01

(852) 3917 3304

schunter@hku.hk

website

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

Prof. Mathew Seymour

Assistant Professor

Room 3S16

(852) 3917 3608

matsey@hku.hk

website

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

Prof. Simon Y.W. Sin

Assistant Professor

Room 5N12

(852) 3917 3825

sinyw@hku.hk

website

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

Room 7N16

(852) 3917 3338

pwang1@hku.hk

website

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

Prof. Jin Wu

Assistant Professor

Room 2N12

(852) 3917 3655

jinwu@hku.hk

website

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

Prof. Chaogu Zheng

Assistant Professor

Room 4S13

(852) 3917 3349

cgzheng@hku.hk

Website

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

sclung@hku.hk

Lipid biochemistry and plant biology

Dr. Kerry Reid

Research Assistant Professor

Rm 2N11

(852) 3917 3654

kreid@hku.hk

Evolutionary processes facilitating adaptation in stickleback

Dr. Billy C.H. Hau

Principal Lecturer

Room 3N20

(852) 3917 3609

chhau@hku.hk

website

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

Dr. Janet K.Y. Chan

Senior Lecturer

Room 7N08

(852) 3917 3614

chanjky@hku.hk

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

Dr. Ibis K.C. Cheng

Lecturer

G/F

(852) 3917 3327

ibisckc@hku.hk

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

Dr. Daphne M Y Wu

Lecturer

G/F

(852) 3917 3899

wudaphne@hku.hk

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

Dr. L. Zhang

Lecturer

G/F

(852) 3917 3308

lzhang17@hku.hk

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

G/F

(852) 3917 3800

sam.ksleung@hku.hk

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

Honorary Staff