Research Projects
Stem Cell Therapy and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for Brain Repair in Post-Stroke Treatment


Programme(s) to which this project applies:

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

The study will develop multidisciplinary approaches to explore molecular targets of neural stem cells and screen active ingredients of Chinese herbal medicine targeting on the molecular targets for stimulating neurogeneration and improving recovery of neurological functions. This is an international collaboration project that involves multidisciplinary scientists from Mainland China, the USA and Hong Kong.

The major research activities include:

  1. exploring the molecular mechanisms of promoting proliferation and differentiation of neural stem cells;
  2. seeking active compounds for promoting neurogenesis;
  3. studying the pharmacokinetic and pharmacological properties of the active compounds; and
  4. developing quality control for herbal medicine.
About the Supervisor

Professor JG Shen, School of Chinese Medicine

Biography
shenjg@hku.hk

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 rpgmed@hku.hk.