Ming Chiu Fung

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Ming Chiu Fung received his Ph.D. degree in molecular biology from the Australian National University, Acton, ACT, Australia. He did a Postdoc in the Department of Virology of Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX, USA, and then worked as a Research Fellow in John Curtin School of Medical Research before he joined the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research focused on the molecular immunology, hematology, and cancer research. Dr. Fung was the first one who cloned the mouse interleukin-3 and had isolated and purified a compound from Chinese herbs for treating beta-hemoglobinopathies. Recently, Dr. Fung discovered that cancer cells can reverse from induced apoptosis and this finding was widely reported by media and commented on by Dr. Lesley Walker. Followed by this finding, Dr. Fung's team further demonstrated that the reversal of apoptosis also occurred in normal cells, which may be a cause of tumor formation. Dr. Fung’s team now focuses on the mechanism of reversal of apoptosis and is looking for new therapy targets such as blocking the reversal of apoptosis.

Biography Updated on 13 April 2014

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