Leung, Victor Yu Leong

 

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Leung, Victor Yu Leong 梁宇亮

Title:
Assistant Professor

Professional Qualifications
YearAwarding InstitutionQualification
2003The University of Hong KongPh.D. in Molecular and Developmental Genetics
1997The University of Hong KongBSc in Biochemistry
Biography

Victor Leung obtained his bachelor's degree in Biochemistry and subsequently PhD in Molecular and Developmental Genetics from The University of Hong Kong in 2003 under the mentorship of Kathryn Cheah, Ph.D. After graduation he received training under the mentorship of Koichi Masuda, M.D. in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Biochemistry, Rush Medical College in Chicago, and later Rocky Tuan, Ph.D. in University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, specializing in musculoskeletal regeneration and bioengineering. Since 2011, he has been appointed as the Director of the Intervertebral Disc Biology & Regenerative Engineering Program in the department and has been a member of the Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Consortium and Centre for Reproduction, Development and Growth of the institute. He is the recipient of 2010 Webster Jee Young Investigator Award of the International Chinese Hard Tissue Society (ICHTS) for his contribution to the musculoskeletal research and has received personal and team awards in local and international conferences for research excellence. He served in the committee of the Orthopedic Research Society (ORS). Currently he is an active member of the ORS and AOSpine, and a reviewer for peer-reviewed scientific journals including Spine, J Orthop Res, Arthritis Res Ther, and J Bone Joint Surg.

His research interests are in understanding of the spine and regenerative medicine for the associated degenerative disease. Special focus includes molecular and cell biology of the intervertebral disc and strategies for treating disc degeneration in particular using stem cell-based engineering or therapeutic approaches. He is also interested in utilizing chemical genetics to search for molecules that modulate proteoglycan metabolism to promote functional restoration of the joints.

 
Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
Tsui, YK
Masuda, K
2007-12-01Best Poster Award "High throughput screening of chemical compounds for the treatment of osteoarthritis": 12th Ressearch Postgraduate Symposium, The University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
Yuen, GWY
Tam, V
Lau, TW
2013-09-01Defective TGF beta signaling in bisphosphonates associated atypical femoral diaphyseal fracture: The 3rd Scientific Meeting of the Asian Federation of Osteoporosis Societies
Research Achievement
Hung, SC
Li, LC
2008-01-01Age-related degeneration of lumbar intervertebral disc in rabbit reveal by deuterium oxide-assisted MRI: Best Poster Award, World Forum for Spine Research - the intervertebral disc, first Japanese meeting, Kyoto, Japan, January 23-26, 2008
Research Achievement
SUN, Y
Tsui, YK
Masuda, K
Kao, P
2013-04-01Best Poster Award " Screen of Small Molecule Compounds for Intervertebral Disc Degeneration by Chemical Genetics": East meets West Symposium, Shenzhen, China, April 8-9, 2013
Research Achievement
2000-12-01Nominated Paper of Best Presentation "Regulation of gene expression in hypertrophic chondrocytes”: 5th Research Postgraduate Symposium, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
SUN, Y
TSUI, YK
Masuda, K
2013-04-08First prize for poster section: Screen of Small Molecule Compounds for Intervertebral Disc Degeneration by Chemical Genetics.: East meets West Symposium, Shenzhen, China, April 8-9, 2013
Research Achievement
Lv, F
SUN, Y
ZHOU, L
Lu, M
Zheng, Z
2014-05-01Best Participation Award: World Forum for Spine Research, Xian, China, May 2014
Research Achievement
LV, F
Zhou, GQ
2011-11-01Abstract Award "The Effect of Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Stimulating Intervertebral Disc Cells: A Comparative Study Towards Disc Regeneration": Days of Molecular Medicine, AAAS, Nov 10-12, Hong Kong
Research Achievement
Hung, SC
Chan Li, LC
2008-01-01Best Poster Award "Age-related degeneration of lumbar intervertebral discs in rabbits revealed by Deuterium Oxide-assisted MRI": World Forum for Spine Research - the intervertebral disc, first Japanese meeting, Kyoto, Japan, January 23-26, 2008
Research Achievement
2010-03-01Webster Jee Young Investigator Award: International Chinese Musculoskeletal Research Society (Previously known as ICHTS)
Research Achievement
Hung, SC
Li, LC
2008-01-23Age-related degeneration of lumbar intervertebral discs in rabbits revealed by Deuterium Oxide-assisted MRI: Best General Poster Award, World Forum for Spine Research - the intervertebral disc, first Japanese meeting, Kyoto, Japan, January 23-26, 2008
Research Achievement
LV, F
2011-11-01Young Investigator Award: The 2011 Meeting of the Days of Molecular Medicine (DMM)
Research Achievement
Professional Societies
Term PeriodPositionProfessional Societies
2005 -MemberHong Kong Society for Developmental Biology, Hong Kong
2014 - 2015Nominating Committee (BiologistOrthopedics Research Society
2011 - 2013Ad hoc committeeOrthopedics Research Society
2006 -Active MemberOrthopedics Research Society
2010 -MemberStem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Consortium
2005 -MemberCentre of Human Developmental and Birth Defects, Hong Kong
2010 -MemberInternational Chinese Musculoskeletal Research Society
2010 -Active MemberAOSpine International
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