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Dec 15, 2020

Seminar (2020-12-15)

Date: Tuesday, 15 December 2020

Venue: Cheung Kung Hai Lecture Theatre 1, G/F, William M.W. Mong Block, Faculty of Medicine Building, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong (Mixed mode: Face-to-Face and Zoom)

Time: 4:00 p.m.

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Meeting ID: 943 0557 8673

Password: 732664


Speaker: Professor Tom CHEUNG, Division of Life Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Title: “Deciphering molecular mechanisms that control muscle stem cell quiescence exit”



Prof. Tom Cheung is currently the S H Ho Associate Professor of Life Science in the Division of Life Science at HKUST. He received his BA (2001) and PhD (2006) in Biochemistry from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Before joining the Division of Life Science at HKUST, he was a postdoctoral fellow in Prof. Thomas Rando's laboratory at Stanford University School of Medicine. Prof. Tom Cheung is currently the Director of the HKUST-Nan Fung Life Sciences Joint Laboratory, the Director of HKUST-BGI Joint Research Center, Associate Director of the Biosciences Central Research Facility, and the Associate Director of HKUST-Shanghai Sixth People’s Hospital Joint Research Center for Brain Science. He is a recipient of the Croucher Innovation Award in 2015 for the study of "Molecular regulation of stem cell aging".


The main focus of the Cheung laboratory at HKUST 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, diseases, and aging. Using skeletal muscle stem cells as a model system, the team is working to decipher the molecular pathways essential for muscle stem cell function and the regulation of stem cell ageing. In this seminar, the discussion will be centered around new strategies to dissect the molecular regulation of adult stem cell quiescence and early activation.



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