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Dr. Michael Chan is Assistant Professor in the Centre of Influenza Research, School of Public Health, LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong. He obtained his PhD degree in medical science from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, followed by the post-doctoral fellowships in influenza research at the University of Hong Kong in 2004.
Dr. Chan is ranked by Essential Science Indicator (ISI) as a “top 1% most-cited international scientist” in the world. His research interests are the virus-host interaction and pathogenesis of influenza virus infection using in vitro and ex vivo models of human respiratory tract. Major focuses of his current work are the mechanism of lung injury and role of human lung stem cells in respiratory epithelium regeneration upon severe influenza virus infection.
Dr. Chan has published over 50 manuscripts; many of them are in high impact journals including Lancet Respiratory Medicine, Nature Medicine, PNAS, Journal of Virology, Respiratory Research and Gastroenterology which are among the top peer-reviewed scientific journals. In addition, since 2005, Dr. Chan has obtained a total of 15 competitive grants (1 ITF, 4 GRF and 10 HMRF) with a total funding amount of over HK$20 million.
Dr. Chan has worked as the visiting scientists in the Department of Anesthesia and Medicine, Centre for Regenerative Studies, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School and the Cardiovascular Research Institute, University of California San Francisco. Furthermore, he is an Academic Editor of the journal PLoS ONEand the editorial broad member of the Open Journal of Respiratory diseases, International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Pathology and International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine.