Professor Dennis Lo
Professor Rossa Chiu
Professor Allen K C Chan
Professor Nelson Tang
Professor Chun Kwok Wong
Professor Hao Sun
Professor Kathy Lui
Professor Sung Wing Kin
Professor Peiyong Jiang
Professor Peter Cheung
Professor Hei Ming Lai
Professor Jacky Lam
Professor Guanhua Zhu
Professor Chun Kit Choi
Professor Mingyuan Li
Professor Jason Liao
Professor Qing Zhou
Professor Nirmal Panesar
Professor Chung Shun Ho
Dr Michael H M Chan
Dr Angel Chan
Kathy Lui 呂愛蘭
Professor 教授
Research Grants Council Research Fellow
Professor Kathy Lui received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Philosophy degrees from the Department of Biochemistry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. With support from the full scholarship, Dorothy Hodgkin Postgraduate Award, Professor Lui completed her Ph.D at Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford, U.K. Professor Lui was also the recipient of Senior Scholarship at Lincoln College, Oxford, and Peter Beaconsfield Prize in Physiological Sciences, Oxford. Thereafter, Professor Lui received the Croucher Foundation Fellowship and continued her postdoctoral training at Massachusetts General Hospital and Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, Harvard University, U.S. Professor Lui has established her own group in August 2014 and received the Croucher Innovation Award in 2017. She has been a founding member of the Young Academy of Sciences of Hong Kong in 2018, received the first batch of China’s NSFC Excellent Young Scientists Fund in 2019, and conferred the title as RGC Research Fellow in 2022.
The following highlights her current research efforts:
Cardiovascular Immunology
Cardiovascular Repair and Regeneration
Diabetic Cardiovascular Diseases
Selected Publications (* Correspondence):
Liu D, Yang KY, Chan VW, Ye W, Chong CCN, Wang CC, Wang H, Zhou B, Cheng KKY, Lui KO*. (2022) YY1 regulates glucose homeostasis through controlling insulin transcription in pancreatic beta cells. Diabetes. 71:961-977.
Ma Z, Li X, Fan RLY, Yang KY, Ng CSH, Lau RWH, Wong RHL, Ng KK, Wang CC, Ye P, Fu Z, Chin AWH, Lai MYA, Huang Y, Tian XY, Poon LLM*, Lui KO*. (2022) A human pluripotent stem cell-based model of SARS-CoV-2 infection reveals an ACE2-independent inflammatory activation of vascular endothelial cells through TLR4. Stem Cell Reports. 17:538-555.
Zhang S, Li Y, Huang X, Liu K, Wang QD, Chen AF, Sun K*, Lui KO*, Zhou B*. (2021) Seamless genetic recording of transiently activated mesenchymal gene expression in endothelial cells during cardiac fibrosis. Circulation. 144:2004-2020.
Li X, Yang KY, Chan VW, Leung KT, Zhang XB, Wong AS, Chong CCN, Wang CC, Ku M, Lui KO*. (2020) Single cell RNA-Seq reveals that CD9 is a negative marker of glucose-responsive pancreatic beta-like cells derived from human pluripotent stem cells. Stem Cell Reports 15:1111-1126.
Li J, Liang C, Yang KY, Huang X, Han MY, Li X, Chan VW, Chan KS, Liu D, Huang ZP, Zhou B*, Lui KO*. (2020) Specific ablation of CD4+ T-cells promotes heart regeneration in juvenile mice. Theranostics 10: 8018-8035.
Li J, Li X, Liang C, Ling J, Chen Z, Wong CK, Waldmann H, Lui KO*. (2020) Coreceptor blockade targeting CD4 and CD8 allows acceptance of allogeneic human pluripotent stem cell grafts in humanized mice. Biomaterials. 248: 120013.
Liang C, Yang KY, Chan VW, Li X, Fung THW, Wu Y, Tian XY, Huang Y, Qin L, Lau JYW, Lui KO*. (2020) CD8+ T-cell plasticity regulates vascular regeneration in type-2 diabetes. Theranostics 10: 4217-4232.
Li J, Yang KY, Tam RCY, Chan VW, Lan HY, Hori S, Zhou B, Lui KO*. (2019) Regulatory T-cells regulate neonatal heart regeneration by potentiating cardiomyocyte proliferation in a paracrine manner. Theranostics. 9: 4324-4341.
Leung CS, Li J, Xu F, Wong ASL, Lui KO*. (2019) Ectopic expression of recipient CD47 inhibits mouse macrophage-mediated immune rejection against human stem cell transplants. FASEB J. 33: 484-493.
Leung CS, Yang KY, Li X, Chan VW, Ku M, Waldmann H, Hori S, Tsang JCH, Lo YMD, Lui KO*. (2018) Single-cell transcriptomics reveal that PD-1 mediates immune tolerance by regulating proliferation of regulatory T-cells. Genome Medicine. 10: 71.
Leung OM, Li J, Li X, Chan VW, Yang KY, Ku M, Ji L, Sun H, Waldmann H, Tian XY, Huang Y, Lau J, Zhou B, Lui KO*. (2018) Regulatory T cells promote apelin mediated sprouting angiogenesis in type 2 diabetes. Cell Reports. 24: 1610-1626.
Lui KO*, Howie D, Ng SW, Liu SB, Chien KR, Waldmann H*. (2014) Tolerance induction to human stem cell transplants with extension to their differentiated progeny. Nature Communications. 5: 5629.
Zangi L#, Lui KO#, von Gise A, Ma Q, Ebina W, Ptaszek LM, Spater D, Xu HS, Tabebordbar M, Gorbatov R, Sena B, Nahrendorf M, Briscoe DM, Li RA, Wagers AJ, Rossi DJ, Pu WT, Chien KR. (2013) Modified mrna directs the fate of heart progenitor cells and induces vascular regeneration after myocardial infarction. Nature Biotechnology. 31: 898-907. #Equal contribution
Lui KO*, Zangi L, Silva EA, Bu L, Sahara M, Li RA, Mooney DJ, Chien KR*. (2013) Driving vascular endothelial cell fate of human multipotent isl1(+) heart progenitors with VEGF modified mRNA. Cell Research. 23: 1172-1186.
Lui KO, Boyd AS, Cobbold SP, Waldmann H, Fairchild PJ. (2010) A role for regulatory t cells in acceptance of esc-derived tissues transplanted across an major histocompatibility complex barrier. Stem Cells. 28: 1905-1914.
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