Congrats to Jane on being awarded the HKU Foundation Award for Outstanding Research Postgraduate Students 2020/21! We are very happy for you!
The award was established by HKU Graduate School to recognize research postgraduate students who have submitted a thesis of exceptional quality and demonstrated outstanding performance in other academic aspects. Only 10 students selected across various disciplines will receive the award each year.
Very happy to see our work on PTK7 as a novel molecular driver in metastatic HCC finally published in Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Congrats to Matthew! Read the article here.
Findings from this study demonstrated PTK7 as a novel regulator of HCC metastasis. Specifically, we found PTK7 to be critical in driving TGF-β signaling activation, induction of metastatic phenotypes, and guiding of specific epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) status.
A warm welcome to our incoming team members who have joined us this past summer and in this new academic year – BBMS Final Year Project Students Phoebe and Elok, Research Assistants Victoria and Yalu, M.Phil. students Matt, Jia and Joseph, and Ph.D. students Angel and Jingyi!
Happy to have the opportunity to co-guest edit this special issue for Essays in Biochemistry with Terence Lee. We have assembled a nice series of reviews with contributions from Dean Tang, Alan Wong, Masaru Katoh, Stephanie Xie, Junfang Ji, Youhua Tan, Mohit Kumar Jolly, Chunzhang Yang, Xin-Yuan Guan, as well as articles from Terence and my own teams. In particular, our Ph.D. student Toni contributed a review article on ‘Mechanisms of resistance to tyrosine kinase inhibitors in liver cancer stem cells and potential therapeutic approaches.
Check it out at https://portlandpress.com/essaysbiochem/issue/66/4.
Sarah has been with us for the past 3 years, helping us with all essential lab housekeeping, and making sure our lab runs smoothly. We are sad to see her go but sending her our very best wishes as she begins her research postgraduate studies in the School of Biological Sciences at HKU. Thank you, Sarah 🙂
Thrilled to have an opportunity to contribute a review article to the journal Hepatology. Our Ph.D. student Sheree provided a nice summary of our current understanding of noncellular components of the liver cancer stem cell niche and their potential clinical implications.
Very strict dining and gathering restrictions in HK for the most part of the first and second quarters of 2022. Finally had an opportunity to gather and celebrate birthdays in the lab.
Our latest lab group photo with new members Angela Kong (RA) and Grace Guan (summer intern). Welcome!