Prof. Chan Wai-yee

Professor Chan Wai-yee, Ph.D.

Pro-Vice-Chancellor / Vice-President
Li Ka Shing Professor of Biomedical Sciences

BSc (CUHK); PhD (FLA)

Curriculum Vitae

Education & CUHK Employment

Education

  • B.Sc. (Chemistry) 1974, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Ph.D. (Biochemistry) 1977, University of Florida
  • Fellow (Genetics) 1979, University of Oklahoma Health Science Center

CUHK Employment

  • 2018–present, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Strategic Developments
  • 2016–present, Co-Director, Key Laboratory of Regenerative Medicine (Jinan University–The Chinese University of Hong Kong), Ministry of Education
  • 2015–present, Director, (Executive Director (09/2016 – 12/2017)), Institute for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, Hong Kong (iTERM)
  • 2011–present, Director, CUHK–BGI Innovation Institute of Trans-Omics, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • 2009–present, Professor and Founding Director, School of Biomedical Sciences

Research Interests

  • Functional genomics and epigenetics of germinal stem cells and reproductive tumors
  • Genetic and epigenetic regulation of stem cell differentiation
  • Biochemical genetics of inborn errors of trace element metabolism
  • Molecular genetics of human reproductive and endocrine disorders

Honours & Awards

  • Merrick Award for Outstanding Biomedical Research, Oklahoma Medical Research Founda-tion, USA, 1988
  • Service Award, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 1989
  • Honorary Member, the Chinese American Medical Association, New York, 1992
  • Distinguished Faculty Tutor, School of Medicine, Georgetown University, 1997
  • Distinguished Mentor Nominee, National Institutes of Health, 2005 and 2006
  • Presidential Award, Association of Chinese Geneticists in America, USA, 2008

Professional Activities

  • Member, International Advisory Committee, Medical Genetics Center, Peking University, China, 2004 – 2009
  • Guest Professor, Zhejiang University, Zhejiang, China, 2010-present
  • Honorary Professor, Jinan University, Guangdong, China, 2010-present
  • Visiting Scientist, 2010 – 2014, Distinguished Professor, Jan 2014 – present, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
  • Special Professor, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen, China, 2011-2014
  • Member, Medical Education Council, Shandong University, China, 2012 – 2016
  • Guest Professor, Shandong University, Shandong, China, 2012 – present
  • Member, Board of Directors, Joshua Hellmann Foundation for Orphan Diseases, Hong Kong, 2012 – present
  • Member, Academic and Technical Committee, National Research Center for Assisted Reproductive Technology and Reproductive Genetics, Shandong, China, 2012 – 2019
  • Member, Shaw Prize Council, The Shaw Prize Foundation, 2013 – present
  • Professor (joint appointment) (2014 -16), Visiting Professor (2017 – present), Chongqing Medical University, Sichuan, China, 2014 – present
  • Member, Steering Group, Karolinska Institutet Ming Wai Lau Center, Hong Kong, 2017 – present
  • Ningxia Autonomous Region Ministry of Education Special Appointed Professor, Ningxia Medical University, Yinchuan, Ningxia, China, 2017 – present
  • Guest Investigator, Chinese Academy of Science, Yantai Coastal Zone Research Institute, Shandong, China, 2018 – present
Offices Held in Professional Societies
  • Advisory Committee, Pacific Rim Initiative, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), USA,1997 – 2003
  • Board of Directors, 2000 – 2002, 2004 – 2007, President-Elect, 2002 – 2003, President 2003 – 2004, Chair, Nomination Committee, 2005, 2006; Chair, Bylaw Revision Committee, 2006; Chair, Advisory Council, 2007 – 2008; Executive Director, 2015 – present, Association of Chinese Geneticists in America, USA
  • Member, Endowment Subcommittee, Development Committee, Society for the Study of Reproduction, USA, 2012 – 2017
  • President (2018-present), Vice President (2015 – 2016), Council (2013 – 2014, 2017 – 2018), Hong Kong Institution of Science, 2013 – present
Editorships
  • Senior Editor, Journal of Genetics Study, 2014 – present
  • Associate Editor, RNA & Diseases, 2014 – present
  • Co-Editor-in-Chief, Stem Cell Epigenetics, 2015 – present
  • Editor-in-Chief, Biomedical Research and Clinical Practice, 2016 – present
  • Section Editor, Scholars Report, Andrology and Urology, 2016 – present
  • Associate Editor-in-Chief, Zoological Research, 2016 – present
  • Associate Editor, Translational Genetics and Genomics, 2016 – present
  • Executive Editor, Cell Regeneration, 2017 – present
Editorial Board Membership
  • Annals of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 2004 – present
  • Asian Journal of Andrology, 2005 – 2018
  • The Open Andrology Journal, 2008 – present
  • Recent Patents on Food, Nutrition & Agriculture, 2008 – present
  • Advances in Genomics and Genetics, 2010 – present
  • Cell and Bioscience, 2011 – present
  • Applied Scientific Reports, 2013 – present
  • International Journal of Genomic Medicine, 2013 – present
  • Journal of Stem Cell Research and Regenerative Medicine, 2014 – present
  • Journal of Clinical and Experimental Genetics, 2014 – present
  • Journal of Metabolomics and Systems Biology, 2014 – present
  • Journal of Clinical and Medical Genomics, 2014 – present
  • Biomaterials Open Library, 2015 – present
  • Journal of Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance, 2015 – present
  • International Journal of Molecular Biology and Medicine, 2015 – present
  • Journal of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, 2016 – present