Prof. Robert SAH (left), Vice-Chancellor of CUHK, Prof. Rocky TUAN (middle), Prof. Arthur MAK (right)

A delegation of 5 from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) was led by Prof. Pradeep K. KHOSLA, Chancellor of UCSD, paid a visit to the CUHK on 9 Apr 2019. During their visit, Prof. Robert SAH, Jacobs School of Engineering, Professor, UCSD Department of Bioengineering; Adjunct Professor, UCSD Department of Orthopaedic Surgery; Society of Professors, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, was invited to stop by and to meet with the core members of iTERM, for academic exchange and potential collaborations in biomaterials research.

Prof. Robert SAH (left), Prof. Kenneth LEE (right)

Prof. Elmer KER (left), Prof. Robert SAH (middle), Prof. Anna BLOCKI (right)

Prof. SAH was greeted by the core members of iTERM, namely Prof. Wai-yee CHAN (Pro-Vice-Chancellor), Prof. Oscar Kuang-Sheng LEE, Prof. Kenneth LEE, Prof. Chao WAN, Prof. Anna BLOCKI, Prof. Elmer KER, etc. Within the one-day program, Prof. SAH also toured the core facilities at the Lo Kwee-Seong Integrated Biomedical Sciences Building, for instance, Biofabrication Core, Microscopy & Imaging Core, learning more about the recent growth and research direction of the Institute.

With the strong commitment of the CUHK in beefing up the growth of iTERM, ultimately benefiting the aging population of Hong Kong with regenerative medicine and cell therapies, we are eagerly establishing mutually beneficial collaboration partnership for research and biomedical education. Hence, it will be our pleasure to have UCSD as one of our partner institutions, to perform various kinds of programmatic activities in the years to come.