Prof. Lin Zhang
  BM (Hons), PhD

Assistant Professor,
Department of Medicine and Therapeutics

Assistant Professor (by courtesy),
Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care

Faculty of Medicine
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Research Interests
Microbiome, Antimicrobial peptide, Autophagy, Infectious diseases


For details about citations arising from my publications and links to online versions of some of the publications, refer to: (Researcher ID: O-9109-2015)

( *corresponding author)


  • Li Q, Hu W, Liu WX, Zhao LY, Huang D, Liu XD, Chan H, Zhang Y, Zeng JD, Coker OO, Kang W, Ng SSM, Zhang L, Wong SH, Gin T, Chan MTV*, Wu JL*, Yu J*, Wu WKK* (2020) Streptococcus thermophilus inhibits colorectal tumorigenesis through secreting beta-galactosidase. Gastroenterology doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2020.09.003. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Li Z, Li X, Shen J*, Tan H, Rong T, Lin Y, Feng E, Chen Z*, Jiao Y, Liu G, Zhang L, Chan MTV, Wu WKK* (2020) Bioinformatic analysis of SMN1-ACE/ACE2 interactions hinted at a potential protective effect of spinal muscular atrophy against COVID-19-induced lung injury. Brief Bioinform [In press]

  • Ho J^, Chan H^, Liang Y^, Liu X^, Zhang L^, Li Q, Zhang Y, Zeng J, Ugwu FN, Ho IHT, Hu W, Yau JCW, Wong SH, Wong WT, Ling L, Cho CH, Gallo RL, Gin T, Tse G, Yu J, Chan MTV*, Leung CCH*, Wu WKK* (2020) Cathelicidin preserves intestinal barrier function in polymicrobial sepsis. Crit Care 24(1):47.

  • Kong KY, Kwong TNY, Chan H, Wong K, Wong SSY, Chaparala AP, Chan RCY, Zhang L, Sung JJY, Yu J, Hawkey PM, Ip M, Wu WKK*, Wong SH* (2020) Biological characteristics associated with virulence in Clostridioides difficile ribotype 002 in Hong Kong. Emerg Microbes Infect 9(1):631-638.

  • Wang K, Liu X, Liu Q, Ho IHT, Wei X, Yin T, Zhan Y, Zhang W, Zhang W, Chen B, Gu J, Tan Y, Zhang L, Chan MTV, Wu WKK*, Du B*, Xiao J* (2020) Hederagenin potentiated cisplatin- and paclitaxel-mediated cytotoxicity by impairing autophagy in lung cancer cells. Cell Death Dis 11(8):611.

  • Hu W, Chan H, Lu L, Wong KT, Wong SH, Li MX, Gang XZ, Cho CH, Gin T, Chan MTV*, Wu WKK*, Zhang L* (2020) Autophagy in intracellular bacterial infection. Semin Cell Dev Biol 101:41-50.

  • Li Z, Li X, Shen J, Zhang L, Chan MTV, Wu WKK (2020) Emerging roles of non-coding RNAs in scoliosis. Cell Prolif 53(2):e12736.

  • Li Z, Li X, Xu D, Chen X, Li S, Zhang L, Chan MTV, Wu WKK (2020) An update on the roles of circular RNAs in osteosarcoma. Cell Prolif doi: 10.1111/cpr.12936. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Li CKH, Xu Z, Ho J, Lakhani I, Liu Y, Bazoukis G, Liu T, Wong WT, Cheng SH, Chan MTV, Zhang L, Gin T, Wong MCS, Wong I, Wu WKK*, Zhang Q*, Tse G* (2020) Association of NPAC score with survival after acute myocardial infarction. Atherosclerosis 301:30-36.
  • Yu X, Wang M, Li L, Zhang L, Chan MTV, Wu WKK (2020) MicroRNAs in atopic dermatitis: a systematic review. J Cell Mol Med 24(11):5966-5972.

  • Klionsky DJ, ..., Zhang Let al. (2020) Guidelines for the use and interpretation of assays for monitoring autophagy (4th edition). Autophagy doi: 10.1080/15548627.2020.1797280. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Liu YZ, Chu R, Lee A, Gomersall CD, Zhang L, Gin T, Chan MTV, Wu WKK, Ling L (2020) A surveillance method to identify patients with sepsis from electronic health records in Hong Kong: a single centre retrospective study. BMC Infect Dis 20(1):652.

  • Hu W, Zhang L, Wu WKK, Cho CH (2020) Involvement of autophagy in antibacterial actions of vitamin D in Helicobacter pylori infection: abridged secondary publication. Hong Kong Med J 26 Suppl 4:26-28.