Prof. Ken Yung Kin-Lam
Professor Ken K.L. YUNG received his DPhil from the University of Oxford, UK in Neuroscience. He then joined the Hong Kong Baptist University and started his lab.His current research mainly focusses on the causes and treatments of neurodegenerative diseases. His lab has developed a nanomaterial-based technology for harvesting autologous neural stem cells from the brain of living subjects. This unique patented technology forms an important basis for personalized neural stem cell replacement therapy for patients with neurodegenerative diseases. Currently, his research team has also pioneered in a nanomaterial-based cell differentiation device that can minimize the risk of tumorigenesis for stem cell therapy. These technologies have won several international innovation awards. Professor Yung has published so far over 120 SCI journal papers and has 3800 citations with H-index of 34. Professor Yung serves as the Executive Associate Dean of Graduate School and he was the Associate Head of Department of Biology and sat on the Advisory Board of School of Chinese Medicine in Hong Kong Baptist University. Professor Yung is Former President of The Hong Kong Movement Disorder Society. Professor Yung is also the current Vice Chairman of Hong Kong Biotechnology Organization, Vice President of the Hong Kong Society of Neurosciences and Council member of the Hong Kong Brain Foundation.
B.Sc. (Hons.) (HKBU)
Current Research Interests
Neurobiology of receptors and neurological diseases
The Gold Medal in the Surgery Category and the Award for High Scientific and Technological Level of the Invention for “the autologous neural stem cell harvest technologies” in the 44th Geneva International Exhibition of Inventions (2016).
Fu P, Bai L, Cai Z, Li R, Yung KKL (2020) Fine particulate matter aggravates intestinal and brain injury and affects bacterial community structure of intestine and feces in Alzheimer’s disease transgenic mice. Ecotoxicol. Environ. Saf. 192, 110325.
Fu P, Gao M, Yung KKL (2020) Association of intestinal disorders with Parkinson’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease: A systematic review and Meta-analysis. ACS Chem. Neurosci. 11, 395–405.
Fu P, Guo X, Cheung FMH, Yung KKL (2019) The association between PM2.5 exposure and neurological disorders: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Sci. Total Environ. 655, 1240–1248.
Zhang Z, Zhang S, Fu P, Zhang Z, Lin K, Ko JKS, Yung KKL (2019) Roles of Glutamate Receptors in Parkinson’s Disease. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 20, 4391.
Lin K, Liu B, Lim SL, Fu X, Sze SCW, Yung KKL, Zhang S (2019) 20(S)-protopanaxadiol promotes the migration, proliferation, and differentiation of neural stem cells by targeting GSK-3β in the Wnt/GSK-3β/β-catenin pathway. J. Ginseng Res. 44, 475–482.
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