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Dr. Chun Kit Benjamin TONG

Research Assistant Professor, Teaching and Research Division, School of Chinese Medicine


Dr. Tong is currently a Research Assistant Professor at the School of Chinese Medicine. He graduated with B.Sc. degree in Biology from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2010. After that, he pursued his postgraduate study in the Faculty of Medicine, the University of Hong Kong and obtained his M.Phil. and Ph.D. in 2013 and 2017. He received his postdoctoral training at the School of Chinese Medicine of Hong Kong Baptist University from 2017 to 2019.


Dr. Tong's current research interests are


  1. The pathophysiology of calcium signaling pathways in neurodegenerative disease
  2. Developing high-through screening (HTS) platform to screen herbal medicine compounds and derivatives for correcting Ca2+ channelopathies in neurodegenerative disease
  3. Ameliorating dysregulated Ca2+ homeostasis as a therapeutic approach against neurodegenerative diseases