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Biomedical Research Centre Seminar Series: Dr. Tom Cheung
August 22, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Biomedical Research Centre Seminar Series presents:
Dr. Tom Cheung
Division of Life Science
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Date: Thursday, August 22, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) Room 352/351, 2222 Health Sciences Mall
Title: Deciphering molecular mechanisms that control muscle stem cell quiescence exit
Dr. Tom Cheung received his B.A. (2001) and Ph.D. (2006) in Biochemistry from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He then moved Stanford University School of Medicine to continue his postdoctoral training. He joined the Division of Life Science at the Hong Kong University of Science and
Technology (HKUST) in 2013 where he currently serves as an Associate Professor. He is currently a member of the Center for Stem Cell Research, the State Key Laboratory of Molecular Neuroscience, the Center for Systems Biology and Human Health and an affiliated member of the Division of Biomedical Engineering and Bioengineering Graduate Program at HKUST.
The main area of research interest of the Cheung laboratory at HKUST is somatic stem cell biology. The focus of the laboratory is to specify the molecular pathways that control stem cell quiescence and stem cell-mediated tissue regeneration to achieve a better understanding of somatic stem cell function in the context of tissue regeneration and diseases. The long-term goal of the Cheung laboratory is to understand molecular pathways that are essential for stem cell function during the process of biological aging.
Hosted by: Dr. Fabio Rossi