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Dr YUEN, Bun Ho Bonny 阮賓皓

Dr YUEN, Bun Ho Bonny 阮賓皓

  • PhD (CityU HK)
  • BTech (U of Auckland, New Zealand)
  • Lecturer
L4-54, Laboratory Block, 21 Sassoon Road, Hong Kong
+852 3917 9500
+852 2855 9730
  • Teaching and learning in biomedical sciences education
  • Environmental pollutants and effects on health and disease

Dr. Yuen obtained her BTech in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Auckland, New Zealand and completed her PhD in Ecotoxicology at the City University of Hong Kong. She conducted her postdoctoral research fellowship at the Duke University focusing on the etiology of hepatobiliary cancer using zebrafish and Japanese medaka as model organisms. She is currently investigating chronic and multigenerational effects of endocrine disruptors and effective teaching and learning approaches in biological sciences.


A toxicologist by training, Dr. Yuen’s primary interest lies in understanding the mechanisms of toxicity of different pollutants through molecular and histological approaches. As an ecotoxicologist, she is also interested in the use of embryotoxicity tests to assess and monitor water quality. Dr. Yuen is also interested in education research that explores teaching and learning from the perspective of biomedical science.

  1. Liu, S., Peng, X., Zhang, X., Yuen, B.B.H. (2021). Effects of Lead on Petrol Degradation Efficiency of Bacteria Isolated from Soils in Zhuhai, Guangdong, China. Environment and Ecology Research, Vol.9, no. 4.

  2. Yuen, B.B.H., Qiu, A. B., Chen, B. H. (2020). Transient exposure to environmentally realistic concentrations of di-(2-ethylhexyl)-phthalate during sensitive windows of development impaired larval survival and reproduction success in Japanese medaka Toxicology Reports 7: 200-208.

  3. Tsim, S.T., Yue, S., Yuen, B.B.H., Xie, M.L. (2018). Comparison of Building Environment Assessment Systems across the Belt and Road Countries – How do green buildings contribute to achieving ecological civilization and Sustainable Development Goals? In N Islam (Ed), Silk Road to Belt Road – Reinventing the Past and Shaping the Future (pp 235-260). Singapore, Springer publication.

  4. Padilla, S., Cowden, J., Hinton, D.E., Yuen, B., Law, S., Kullman, S.W., Johnson, R., Hardman, R.C., Flynn, K., Au, D.W.T. (2009). Current Protocols of Toxicology 39: unit 10.

  5. Kong, R.Y.C., Giesy, J.P., Wu, R.S.S., Chen, E.X.H., Chiang, M.W.L., Lim, P.L., Yuen, B.B.H., Yip, B.W.P., Mok, H.O.L., Au, D.W.T. (2008). Development of a marine fish model for studying in vivo molecular responses in ecotoxicology. Aquatic Toxicology 86: 131-141.

  6. Carney, M.W., Erwin, K., Hardman, R., Yuen, B., Volz, D.C., Hinton, D., Kullman, S. (2008) Differential toxicity of naphthoic acid isomers in medaka (Oryzias latipes) embryos: a mechanistic study. Marine Pollution Bulletin 57: 255-266.

  7. Hardman, R.C., Kullman, S.W., Yuen, B., Hinton, D.E. (2008). α-napthylisothiocyanate (ANIT) induced biliary toxicity in STII medaka: non invasive high resolution in vivo imaging. Aquatic Toxicology 86: 20-37.

  8. Yuen, B.B.H., Wong, C.K.C., Woo, N.Y.S., Au, D.W.T. (2007). Induction and recovery of morphofunctional changes in the intestine of juvenile carnivorous fish (Epinephelus coioides) upon exposure to foodborne benzo[a]pyrene. Aquatic Toxicology 82: 181-194.

  9. Yuen, B.B.H., Au, D.W.T. (2006). Temporal changes of ethoxyresorufin-O-deethylase (EROD) activities and lysosome accumulation in intestine of fish on chronic exposure to dietary benzo[a]pyrene: Linking EROD induction to cytological effects. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 25: 2593-2600.

  10. Wu, R.S.S., Pollino, C.A., Au, D.W.T., Zheng, G.J., Yuen, B.B.H., Lam P.K.S. (2003). Evaluation of biomarkers of exposure and effect in juvenile areolated grouper, (Epinephelus areolatus) upon foodborne exposure to benzo[a]pyrene.  Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 22: 1568-1573

  11. Au, D.W.T., Chiang, M.W.L., Tang, J.Y.M., Yuen, B.B.H., Wang, Y.L., Wu. R.S.S. (2002). Impairment of sea urchin sperm quality by UV-B radiation: predicting fertilization success from sperm motility.  Marine Pollution Bulletin 44: 583-589.

  • RJR-Leon Golberg Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship in Toxicology, Duke University, USA

Last update: September 1, 2020