Principal Investigator:

Dr Sang-Bing Ong,
BSc Biotechnology (1st Class Hons) (UPM, Malaysia), MSc Medical Molecular Biology (Merit) (Westminster, UK), PhD Medicine (UCL, UK)
Postdoctoral training: University of California, San Diego (USA), Duke-NUS Medical School (Singapore)
Fellowships: Khoo Teck Puat Fellow (Duke-NUS Singapore), Hitachi Fellow (Sapporo Medical University, Japan)

Research Team:

Senior RA

Miss Nur Izzah Ismail,
BEng Biochemical-Biotechnology Engineering (IIUM, Malaysia), MSc Biotechnology Engineering (IIUM, Malaysia)

Junior RA

Mr To-Kiu Chan,
BSc Hons Biomedical Science (Sheffield, UK), MSc Biotechnology, Bioprocessing and Business Management (Merit) (Warwick, UK)

PhD student (starting in Aug 2021)

Mr Qari Attaur Rahman (CUHK Department of Medicine & Therapeutics-fully funded PhD student)
DVM (Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam, Pakistan) MPhil (Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam, Pakistan)

Global-Physician Stream Medical Students

Mr Kenneth Tsang Chi-Shing (3 years attachment)
Mr Winston Li Ming Sum (Summer 2021 attachment)

Our research focuses on the role of cardiac mitochondrial dynamics (morphology and movement) in mediating cardioprotection. Research topics include:

  • Mitochondrial-shaping proteins in the heart
  • Cardiac mitophagy
  • Genetic/Pharmacological modulation of mitochondrial dynamics
  • Mitochondria in cardiovascular pathophysiology