Dr. Hiu Yee KWAN
Telephone: 3411 2016
Associate Director and Associate Professor Teaching and Research Division School of Chinese Medicine
- COMPUTATIONAL MEDICINE
Dr. HY Kwan obtained her B.Sc. (Hons.) degree in Biology from the Hong Kong University and Ph.D degree in Physiology in the Faculty of Medicine, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She received her postdoctoral training in the Department of Nutritional Sciences & Toxicology at the University of California, Berkeley. After she came back to Hong Kong, she continued her research as Research Assistant Professor at the Hong Kong Baptist University. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor on the tenure track.
Dr. Kwan develops various research platforms to have new insight into the interplay between obesity and cancer, and discover novel herbal-based target therapeutics and exosome-based therapeutics to treat cancer, obesity and its comorbid conditions.
She has published over 70 research papers, review articles, editorials, and book chapters in prestigious journals like Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), Circulation Research, Cell Death and Disease, Journal of Biological Chemistry, Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences, FASEB Journal, Journal of Proteome Research, Molecular Cell, Nature Communication and Cell. Currently, Dr. Kwan is an editorial board member for more than 10 international Journals.
Discovery of signaling molecules that mediate obesity-associated cancer growth
Interaction network of hormone sensitive lipase in human lipid metabolism, which promotes cancer growth
Herbal compounds for the obesity-associated cancer treatment
Binding of palmitic acid to unphosphorylated signal transducer and activator of transcriptors-3 (USTAT3) and changes the protein structure