Programme(s) to which this project applies:
|☑ MPhil/PhD||☑ MRes[Med]||☑ URIS|
We are using zebrafish and cre-lox mice as experimental models in our laboratory. We investigate how peripheral body injury affect infiltration of immune cells in the brain in zebrafish. We employ laparotomy and periodontitis in mice for this study. We use quantitative PCR, Western-blot, and AAV to study pathological genes and proteins. We will also use transparent brain method to investigate cell-cell interactions and neuronal paths. Interested students should have laboratory experiences in either mice or zebrafish. Candidate should have acquired laboratory skills in one or two of techniques we use. More importantly, candidate should be able to graduate with first class honour because of the requirement of Hong Kong PhD Scheme.
Dr RCC Chang, School of Biomedical Sciences
Dr Chang’s research interest is on four directions.
He has published over 170 peer-reviewed papers, 15 book chapters and edited 5 books in these areas. His h-index is 47 by Scopus. He is also listed as top 1% scholar since 2018.
Selected Publications (* = corresponding author)
Research in this laboratory is supported by GRF, HMRF, ITC, RGC-NSFC, BrightFocus Foundation.
Dr Chang is the Chief Editor for American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias, Senior Editor/Asia Chief Editor for Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology, Associate handling Editor for Frontiers in Neurology, Frontiers in Neurosciences and Frontiers in Psychiatry. He is in the Scientific Advisory Board of International AD/PD Symposium, and Scientific Review Committee in Alzheimer Association. He is the member of editorial board of more than 20 different journals, and grant reviewer for different grant agencies/Foundations for different countries. He is the reviewer and speaker to make decision for the final round of grant proposal for Alzheimer Association, USA. Apart from Scientific community, Dr Chang has obtain Knowledge Exchange Fund to promote neuroscience and biotechnology education in high school.
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