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Dr. Cheung obtained his BSc in Applied Biology at the Hong Kong Baptist University and his MPhil in Basic Medical Sciences at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, during which he worked extensively on cancer biology. After receiving his PhD in Neuroscience at University College London, he pursued his first postdoctoral training at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute in Sydney studying the renewal mechanisms of skeletal muscle stem cells. He also worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, focusing on developmental neuroscience and myogenesis before joining the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Alex is interested in dynamic gene expression pattern during different stages of cell differentiation and maturation, pathophysiology of tissue injury as well as mechanisms during tissue regeneration. He is currently working closely with academic staff on basic science research.

Research interests

  • Skeletal muscle and satellite cell biology
  • Diabetes complications and interventions
  • Tissue repair and regeneration

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor of Science in Applied Biology, Hong Kong Baptist University

Master of Philosophy, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Doctor of Philosophy, University College London (University College London)

External positions

Associate Editor, Integrative and Regenerative Pharmacology--Frontiers in Pharmacology


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