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Dr Chan, Michael Chi Wai 陳志偉

Title:
Assistant Professor

Professional Qualifications
YearAwarding InstitutionQualification
The Chinese University of Hong KongPhD degree in Medical Science
Biography

Dr Michael Chan received 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 main research interests are the virus-host interaction and pathogenesis of influenza virus and SARS and MERS coronavirus using ex vivo human respiratory explant cultures and in vitro well-differentiated human respiratory epithelial cells. Major focuses of his current work are: (1) Risk assessment of influenza virus and coronavirus using ex vivo explants and in vitro respiratory epithelial cells model. (2) Mechanism of lung injury upon severe influenza virus and coronavirus infection (3) Role of human distal airway stem cells in respiratory epithelium regeneration upon influenza H5N1 virus, SARS and MERS-CoV infection. (4) Role of mesenchymal stromal cells in reverse influenza H5N1 associated acute lung injury (5) Novel therapeutic agents for severe influenza virus and coronavirus infection.

Dr Chan is ranked by Essential Science Indicator (ISI) as a “top 1% most-cited international scientist” in the world. He has published over 60 manuscripts; many of them are in high impact journals including Lancet Respiratory Medicine, Nature Medicine, PNAS, European Respiratory Journal, PLoS Pathogens, Journal of Virology, Respiratory Research and Gastroenterology which are among the top peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Dr Chan has received research funding as a Principal Investigator from various local and oversea research organizations, including NIAID-CEIRS (USA), Theme-based Research Scheme, Area of Excellence Scheme and GRF (RGC, Hong Kong), ITF grant (ITC, Hong Kong), HMRF (Hong Kong). Since 2005, Dr Chan has secured research funding with a total amount of over HK$ 38 million. In addition, he has trained and currently training 12 postgraduate research students.

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 PLoS ONE, Associate Editor of Frontiers in Microbiology and the editorial broad member of the Open Journal of Respiratory diseases, International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Pathology and Medicine. He reviews manuscripts regularly for various international peer-review top tier journals.

 
Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
2008-07-012008 Research Output Prize/Faculty Outstanding Research Output Award: The University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
2006-07-01ASV Postdoctoral Fellow Travel Award: American Society for Virology
Research Achievement
2004-02-01Professor John Vallance-Owen Award for Young Basic Scientists: The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
2007-06-01Promising Investigator Scholarship: Options for the Control of Influenza VI
Research Achievement
Professional Societies
Term PeriodPositionProfessional Societies
01/2009/-12/2013Full memberAmerican Society for Virology
01/2010-12/2013Full memberAmerican Society for Microbiology
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