Professor Clara Lau is the Associate Director of the Institute of Chinese Medicine at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She also serves as the Associate Director of the State Key Laboratory of Research on Bioactivities and Clinical Applications of Medicinal Plants (The Chinese University of Hong Kong). She has a courtesy appointment as Associate Professor at the School of Chinese Medicine, CUHK and has served as Deputy Program Director/Program Director (2005-2015) of a part-time MSc in Chinese Medicines and Herbal Drugs. With BPharm and PhD in Pharmacy (Pharmacognosy) from King’s College London, University of London, United Kingdom, she has a continuous interest in medicinal plants (western herbals and traditional Chinese herbal medicines) and has over 27 years' experience in natural products research. She currently serves as member of ChP-USP Advisory Group on Monographs for Traditional Chinese Medicine Ingredients and Products; Acting Secretary General and Executive Council Member of The Consortium for Globalization of Chinese Medicine (CGCM); President-Elect, Secretary General and Executive Committee Member of the Board of Directors for Good Practice in Traditional Chinese Medicine Research Association (GP-TCM RA); Council member and Associate Chief Executive of Modernized Chinese Medicine International Association (MCMIA); Advisor for Chinese Medicine Council of Hong Kong on Registration of Proprietary Chinese Medicines; Associate Editor of “Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine (eJTCM)”, Consulting Editor of “Pharmacological Research”, and Editorial Board member of journals “Phytomedicine”, “Scientific Reports”, “Journal of Natural Products”, “Journal of Ethnopharmacology”, “Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology” and “Integrative Medicine Research”.
( 1 ) Study of herbs and natural products with potential anti-cancer activities; discovery and development of anti-angiogenic natural products; evaluation of anti-tumor and anti-metastatic activities of natural compounds; research on adjuvant potentials of Chinese herbal extracts in cancer management.
( 2 ) Study of anti-diabetic and diabetic foot ulcer healing activities of medicinal herbs.
( 3 ) Investigation of beneficial herb-drug interactions.
Over 250 SCI journal articles, 1 edited book, 10 book chapters. (h-index=40)