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Dr Stephanie Ma 馬桂宜

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Assistant Professor

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Dr Stephanie Ma 馬桂宜

Title:
Assistant Professor

Also Cited As:
Ma, Stephanie KY
Ma, Stephanie K
Ma, Kwai-yee, Stephanie
Ma, S
Ma, Stephanie

Professional Qualifications
YearAwarding InstitutionQualification
2000The University of British ColumbiaB.Sc.
2003The University of British ColumbiaM.Sc.
2007The University of Hong KongPh.D.
Biography

Dr. Stephanie Ma is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anatomy at the Faculty of Medicine of The University of Hong Kong. She obtained her Bachelor's and Master's degree at The University of British Columbia, Canada in 2000 and 2003, respectively, and her doctorate degree at The University of Hong Kong in 2007. Dr. Ma's research interest focuses on the identification, characterization, omic profiling and therapeutic targeting of liver and esopahgeal cancer stem cells and the molecular pathogenesis of these two cancer types that are so prevalent in the locality. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the 2006-2007 Li Ka Shing Prize for the Best Ph.D. Thesis (The University of Hong Kong), the 2008 Hong Kong Young Scientist Award in Life Sciences (Hong Kong Institution of Science) and 2012-2013 Outstanding Young Researcher Award (The University of Hong Kong). She is listed as the top 1% most cited scholars in 'Clinical Medicine' and 'All Fields' ranked by the prestigious ISI's Essential Science Indicators. She has published extensively in liver cancer stem cell research with a number of review articles and invited book chapters. Her original research findings have been published in leading international journals including those of Cell Stem Cell, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Cancer Research and Oncogene. Dr. Ma is also a Principal Investigator of the State Key Laboratory for Liver Research and an active member of the Centre for Cancer Research at The University of Hong Kong.

 
Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
2007-06-01Wong Ching Yee Medical Postgraduate Scholarship: The University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
2008-11-01Hong Kong Young Scientist Award (Life Sciences Panel): Hong Kong Institution of Science
Research Achievement
2007-06-01Dr. Lo Kwee Seong Education Foundation Travel and Conference Grant: The University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
2011-11-01"Re-engineering Regenerative Medicine" of Days of Molecular Medicine 2011 Abstract Award: Days of Molecular Medicine
Research Achievement
2011-11-01Young Researcher Career Development Scheme: State Key Laboratory for Liver Research, The University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
2001-07-01Outstanding Young Scientist Travel Award: National Institute of Health
Research Achievement
2014-04-01Croucher Innovation Award: The Croucher Foundation, Hong Kong
Research Achievement
2007-06-01Best Oral Presentation with free paper presentation on “Identification and characterization of tumorigenic liver cancer stem/progenitor cells” in the 5th Departmental (Pathology) Research Postgraduate Retreat: The University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
2012-10-01Faculty Outstanding Research Output Award, The University of Hong Kong: Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
2007-07-01Mary Sun Medical Scholarship: The University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
2014-03-012012-2013 Outstanding Young Researcher Award, The University of Hong Kong: The University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
2007-06-01International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) Travel Award: International Society for Stem Cell Research
Research Achievement
2007-10-01Li Ka Shing Prize for the Best Ph.D. Thesis: The University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
2011-12-01Faculty Outstanding Research Output Award, The University of Hong: Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
Chen, L
Li, Y
Liu, M
2014-12-01Molecular mechanisms of development and progression of hepatocellular carcinoma: Science and Technology Prize of Higher Education of China (Natural Science, Second-class)
Research Achievement
Chen, L
Li, Y
Liu, M
2015-02-01Natural Science Award - Second Class: Ministry of Education, China, 教育部自然科學二等獎, 中華人民共和國教育部
Research Achievement
Professional Societies
Term PeriodPositionProfessional Societies
MemberStem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Consortium, HKU
Principal InvestigatorState Key Laboratory for Liver Research, HKU
MemberCentre for Cancer Research, HKU
Active MemberAmerican Association for Cancer Research
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