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Dr Lee, Chi Wai 李志偉

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Assistant Professor

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Dr Lee, Chi Wai 李志偉

Title:
Assistant Professor

Professional Qualifications
YearAwarding InstitutionQualification
The Hong Kong University of Science & TechnologyB.Sc.
The Hong Kong University of Science & TechnologyPh.D
Biography

Dr. Lee Chi Wai completed his undergraduate studies in Biochemistry (B.Sc., 2001) and earned his graduate degree in Biology (Ph.D., 2005) under the supervision of Dr H. Benjamin Peng from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST).  With the support of the Croucher Foundation Fellowship, Dr Lee performed postdoctoral research in the United States with Dr James Q. Zheng at Rutgers University (2006-2008) and Emory University (2008-2011).  Prior to joining HKU, Dr. Lee was an Assistant Professor and Principal Investigator of the Laboratory of Neuronal Development & Diseases in the Department of Physiology at the National University of Singapore since 2013.  Dr Lee joined the School of Biomedical Sciences at HKU as an Assistant Professor in September 2015.  The research interest of his laboratory focuses on the signal transduction and cytoskeletal mechanisms underlying synapse development, disease, and regeneration.  His original research findings have been published in leading international journals including Nature Neuroscience, Current Biology, eLife, Development, Science Signaling, Journal of Cell Science, eNeuro, and Developmental Biology.

 
Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
2014-08-01Young Investigator Award: Asian-Pacific Society for Neurochemistry
Research Achievement
2015-12-01Scientific Imaging Competition Merit Award: The University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
2013-04-01Young Investigator Award: International Society for Neurochemistry
Research Achievement
2005-06-01Postdoctoral Fellowship: The Croucher Foundation
Research Achievement
2014-12-01The Best Abstract in Xenopus Research: genesis: The Journal of Genetics and Development
Research Achievement
2011-06-01MBL-JUSTL Summer Research Fellowship: Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
Research Achievement
Professional Societies
Term PeriodPositionProfessional Societies
2013 -MemberAsian-Pacific Society for Neurochemistry
2007 -MemberSociety for Neuroscience
2009 -MemberInternational Society for Neurochemistry
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