Prof. Hon Fai CHAN, another brilliant faculty member of our Institute, pursued his M.S. and Ph.D. degree at Duke University with the support of the Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fellowships for Overseas Studies, and later joined Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a postdoctoral associate.

Currently, he focuses on the research on 1) Microfabrication approach for liver tissue engineering; 2) Development of biomimetic biomaterial for tissue engineering and 3D microphysiological tissue model; 3) Biomechanics of organ/tissue development.

You may see his recent publications for exposure and ideas on the areas of research you find interesting and innovative.

  1. Zhu, Y., Deng, S., Zhao, X., Xia, G., Zhao, R., & Chan, H. (2021). Deciphering and engineering tissue folding: A mechanical perspective. Acta Biomaterialia, 134, 32-42. DOI:10.1016/j.actbio.2021.07.044.
  2. Li, F., Zhang, J., Yi, K., Wang, H., Wei, H., Chan, H., Tao, Y., Li, M. (2022). Delivery of Stem Cell Secretome for Therapeutic Applications. ACS Applied Bio Materials Article ASAP. DOI: 10.1021/acsabm.1c01312
  3. Deng, S., Zhu, Y., Zhao, X., Chen, J., Tuan, R., Chan, H. (2021). Efficient fabrication of monodisperse hepatocyte spheroids and encapsulation in hybrid hydrogel with controllable extracellular matrix effect. Biofabrication, 14, 015002. DOI:10.1088/1758-5090/ac2b89.
  4. Liang, L., Xue, Y., Su, C., Wang, J., Chen, L., Su, T., Chen, J. (2022). Establishment of iPS cell line (KLRMMEi002-A) by reprogramming peripheral blood mononuclear cells from a patient with USH2A-associated Usher syndrome. Stem Cell Research, 60, 102699. DOI:1016/j.scr.2022.102699.
  5. Zhu, Y., Deng, S., Ma, Z., Kong, L., Li, H., Chan, H. (2021). Macrophages activated by akermanite/alginate composite hydrogel stimulate migration of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells. Mater., 16, 045004. DOI:10.1088/1748-605X/abe80a.
  6. Su, R., Zhang, Y., Zhang, J., Wang, H., Luo, Y., Chan, H., Li, M. (2021). Nanomedicine to advance the treatment of bacteria-induced acute lung injury. Journal of Materials Chemistry. B, Materials for Biology and Medicine, 9(44), 91-9115. DOI: 10.1039/d1tb01770e.

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