Dr. Ng Sin Man Sinnie, Ph.D. graduate (2011)

Dr. Sinnie Ng obtained her Ph.D. in Biochemistry in 2011 under the joint supervision of Prof. Tomoshige Kino (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, U.S.A.) and Prof. Stephen Tsui (School of Biomedical Science, CUHK). After graduation, she pursued post-doctoral training in Dr. George Pavlakis's lab at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), U.S.A., to study the use of interleukin-15 (IL-15) in cancer immunotherapy.

Cancer immunotherapy is a new trend of cancer treatment, by using immunomodulators to improve the patients' immunity against cancer.  IL-15 is an important cytokine that plays essential roles in generation, development and maintenance of memory CD8+ T cells and natural killer cells. Dr. Ng is a member of Dr. Pavlakis's research team in investigating the use of heterodimeric IL-15 (hetIL-15), the natural form of the cytokine, to treat cancer. With more than 8 years of effort, hetIL-15 was approved by the U.S. Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) in April 2015 to be used in Phase I clinical trial for treating adult metastatic cancer patients in NCI.

Dr. Ng has recently been awarded the 2015 NCI's Director Innovation Award. This early career award aims at supporting investigators in the development of highly innovative approaches and technologies to solve significant cancer-related problems. 

Dr. Sinnie Ng and her husband

Dr. Sinnie Ng and her mother

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Symposium on Reproductive Biology
Visit from United Christian College
Spring Festival Party 2015

The "RGC Collaborative Research Fund 2014-15" obtained by School members
Prof. Huang Yu received the "2014 State Natural Science Award" Second-class Award
The "Health and Medical Research Fund (HMRF)" obtained by School members
School members receiving "Teachers of the Year Award 2013-2014" of the Faculty of Medicine
School of Biomedical Sciences being awarded "Competent Green Office 2014"

Visit from Saitama University, Japan
2nd Meeting of the Steering Committee on Collaboration between The Chinese University of Hong Kong and The Chinese Academy of Sciences


School of Biomedical Sciences Research Day 2015 cum Cardio-Metabolic Biology Symposium

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