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Prof. Sookja Kim CHUNG
Adjunct Professor of Food Science and Technology
Division of Science and Technology
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Education

1987  Ph.D., Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, U.S.A.
1981  M.A., Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, U.S.A.
1978  B.A., Double Major in Biology & Chemistry, Lewis University, Lockport, IL, U.S.A.

Research Interests

Pathogenesis of human diseases; genetic engineering of mouse models of human diseases; Regenerative medicine (Stem cells and drug discovery); Bioinformatics; Biology of cellular osmotic, oxidative and ischemic stress; 3D bioprinting

Selected Publications

List of Publications: Over 140 full papers in ISI listed international journals; 3 book chapters; 4 invited review articles; 242 conference papers

Patents Obtained: 4

Grants and Projects

Research funding as principal investigator:  In the past 25 years I have obtained 46 research grants from the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Research Grant Council, National Science Foundation of China, Guangdong-Hong Kong Collaborative Grants, and pharmaceutical companies totaling HKD29,954,000.

HONG KONG RGC AREAS OF EXCELLENT AND THEME-BASED PROJECT AS CO-pi or co-I: I served as co-Principal Investigator in 6 Areas of Excellent and Theme-base Research Projects, with my part of funding totaling HKD8,930,000.

RESEARCH GRANTS AS CO-INVESTIGATOR: In the past 25 years I served as co-investigator in 56 research projects.

CURRENT RESEARCH GRANTS: 6 (2 HRMFs; Guangdong and Hong Kong Joint Innovation Field of Scientific and Technological Cooperation Project; NSFC; TRS; AoE)

Academic and Social Service

Editorial Advisory Board:
Recent Patents in Endocrinology and Metabolism; PLoS One; ET-12 Special Issue of Life Sciences; Research Signpost; OMICS Publishing Group -  Anatomy & Physiology: Current Research; Lead Guest Editor for Special Issues in Experimental Diabetes Research; The Science Advisory Board: J of Biochemical and Pharmacological Research; Editorial board member for Metabolic Brain Disease; member of the Life Sciences Endothelin Special Editorial Advisory Board for the Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Conference on Endothelin (ET-13).

Reviewer for the following journals:
Diabetes; Biochim. Biophy Acta; Acta Pharmacologica Sinica; Diabetologia; Diabetes Care; Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews Biochim Biophys Acta; Pharmacol Res; Diabetes and its complications; J. Neurochem.; Eur. J. of Biochem.; International J. Biochem. & Cell Biol.; International J. Andrology; J. of Biomedical Sci; Biological signal; The Journal of DNA Sequencing & Mapping; Neuroscience Letters; Neuro-signal; Molecular Genetics and Metabolism; IBRO Reports; Experimental Biology and Medicine; Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology; Free Radical Biology and Medicine; J. Neuroscience Research; Experimental Eye Research; PLoS One; Genesis, The J Genetic and Development; Experimental Neurology; The Anatomical Record, Journal of Diabetes Investigation; Experimental Diabetes Research; Molecular Biology Reports; J. Peripheral Nervous System; J. of Diabetes Investigation; Liver International; Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research; Experimental Gerontology; Developmental dynamics

Grants Reviewer for:

NIDDK (USA), NIH (USA); Wellcome Trust (UK); The HK Research Grant Council GRF; Croucher Foundation (Hong Kong) (Biology/Medicine Interview Panel); The University of Hong Kong, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, internal RGC proposals; The University of Hong Kong, CRCG; External reviewer for RGC for GRF; invited to serve as reviewer for NSFC