Professor Wong is currently Professor in Department of Chemical Pathology, Director of Institute of Chinese Medicine and Assistant Director of State Key Laboratory of Research on Bioactivities and Clinical Applications of Medicinal Plants, CUHK. He obtained his PhD degree in Immunology from the Department of Biochemistry, CUHK in 1993. This was followed by postdoctoral appointments at the Centre for Biochemical and Biophysical Science and Medicine of the Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School (1994-1996), and the Pulmonary and Critical Care Unit at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA (1996-1997). He was appointed postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Chemical Pathology, CUHK from August 1997 to June 2000, Scientific Officer in July 2000, Associate Professor in February 2001, and Professor in August 2009.
Professor Wong is involved in teaching medical students (including Chinese Medicine students) and students of School of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and MSc course, School of Life Sciences. Currently, Professor Wong is supervising six full-time PhD students. He also serves as Honorary Scientific Officer (Medical) in the diagnostic clinical chemistry laboratory at Prince of Wales Hospital.
Professor Wong was the former President of Hong Kong Society for Immunology and Hong Kong Society of Flow Cytometry, current Treasurer of the Hong Kong Society for Immunology and Fellow of Royal Society of Biology (FRSB), UK.
His immunology research includes
(1) the elucidation of cytokine and chemokine network and intracellular signal transductions of immune effector cells including eosinophils, lymphocytes, mast cells, basophils and dendritic cells in inflammatory diseases, with recent emphasizing in pattern recognition receptors mediated innate immunity and immunoregulatory cytokines,
(2) the immunopathological mechanisms of allergic diseases, autoimmune diseases, infectious diseases and diabetes mellitus, with interdepartmental collaboration and
(3) the immunomodulatory, anti-tumor and anti-allergic activities of traditional Chinese medicine. High-throughput immunoassay, flow cytometry, mass cytometry, molecular technology, proteomic method and transgenic murine model have been applied in above studies.
He has published over 270 refereed papers in international journals and book chapters (Web of Science Core Collection, H-index = 54).