Dr Hoo, Ruby Lai Chong 何麗莊
Ruby L.C. Hoo is currently a research assistant professor of Department of Medicine, the University of Hong Kong. She received her MPhil and PhD in biological science at The University of Hong Kong in 2000 and 2003. She is then carried out her post-doctoral training at division of endocrinology at The University of Hong Kong.
Her research focuses on adipokines and hepatokines including adiponectin, fibroblast growth factor (FGF) 21 and adipocyte fatty acid binding protein (A-FABP) and their molecular mechanisms underlying obesity and its related cardio-metabolic complications. Recently, she reported that A-FABP is an important contributor to both LPS-induced acute liver injury and diet-induced non-alcoholic fatty liver disease by potentiating inflammation in hepatic resident macrophages, Kupffer cells. Pharmacological inhibition of A-FABP may represent a promising modality for obesity-related non-alcoholic steatohepatitis. Her research is funded by by RGC General Research Fund in Hong Kong, Seed Funding Programme for Basic Research from HKU and National Natural Science Foundation from China.
|Awardees||Award Date||Honours / Awards / Prizes||Category|
|2006-01-01||Best Oral Presentation Award: 11th Medical Research Conference 2006||Research Achievement|
|2010-03-01||Outstanding Abstract Prize, Fifth International Symposium On Healthy Aging: Is Aging A Disease?: Research Centre Of Heart, Brain, Hormone & Healthy Aging, University of Hong Kong||Research Achievement|
|2013-01-01||Best Oral Presnetation Award: Research Centre Of Heart, Brain, Hormone & Healthy Aging, University of Hong Kong||Research Achievement|
|2010-08-01||Outstanding Scientific Work – Winning poster presentation: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Biology; European Society of Cardiology||Research Achievement|
|2012-12-01||Best Oral Presentation Award: 7th International HuaXia Congress of Endocrinology||Research Achievement|
|2014-01-01||Best Abstract in Basic Science and translational (Oral Presentation): 19th Medical Research Conference||Research Achievement|
|2016-08-01||Travel Grant Award: Korean Society for the Study of Obesity - KSSO||Research Achievement|
|Term Period||Position||Professional Societies|
|2012-||Member||ShenZhen Institue of Research and Innovation|
|2010-||Member||Research Centre Of Heart, Brain, Hormone & Healthy Aging|
|2011-||Co-investigator||State Key Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology|
|2013-||Member||Associate Member of HK Association for the study of obesity|
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