Research Projects
Application of Nanomedicine In Orthopaedic Trauma; Immune Modulating Therapy in Spinal Cord Regeneration

Programme(s) to which this project applies:

☒ MPhil/PhD ☑ MRes[Med] ☒ URIS
About the Project

Objectives and Significance

To investigate means of modulating the inflammatory post-injury microenvironment following spinal cord contusion, and in so doing promote neural regeneration

Research Plan and Methodology

Students will utilize cell culture, molecular biology techniques, and/or a rodent spinal cord contusion model in this project to investigate means of enhancing neural regeneration.

About the Supervisor

Dr GKH Shea, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology

Dr Graham Shea is a young clinician scientist awarded a combined MBBS/PhD degree in 2012. He was funded by the Croucher Foundation throughout his studies. His PhD thesis was completed at the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Hong Kong in the field of regenerative medicine. After completing his medical internship in 2013, he embarked on Orthopaedic Surgery Fellowship training at Queen Mary Hospital and completed his Specialty Exam in 2019.


Next Step?

For more information or to express interest for this project, please email the supervisor or the specified contact point in the project description.  Interested candidates are advised to enclose with your email:

  1. your CV,
  2. a brief description of your research interest and experience, and
  3. two reference letters (not required for HKUMed UG students seeking MRes[Med]/URIS projects).

Information on the research programme, funding support and admission documentations could be referenced online at the Research Postgraduate Admissions website. General admission enquiries should be directed to

HKUMed MBBS students interested in the Master of Research in Medicine (MRes[Med]) programme may visit the programme website for more information.  

HKUMed UG students interested in the Undergraduate Research Internship Scheme (URIS) may visit the scheme’s website for more information.