Kwok fai So

The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong


Kwok fai So received the Ph.D. degree from MIT. He is one of the pioneers in the field of axonal regeneration in visual system. He was the first to show lengthy regeneration of retinal ganglion cells in adult mammals with peripheral nerve graft. He is currently using multiple approaches to promote axonal regeneration in the optic nerve and spinal cord. His team identifies neuroprotective and regenerative factors including peptide nanofiber scaffold, trophic factors, herbal extracts, other small molecules, immune responses, and environmental manipulation. He (co)authored over 240 publications. Currently, he serves as the Chair Professor and as the Head of the Department of Anatomy, as a Jessie Ho Professor of neuroscience at The University of Hong Kong, as a Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, as a Cochairman of the Board of Directors of the China Spinal Cord Injury Network, and as a Codirector of the State Key Laboratory of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at HKU

Biography Updated on 24 January 2011

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