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Dr Dennis Tse obtained his BSc Optometry and PhD degrees from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). Upon receiving his PhD, he spent two years in Australia as a postdoctoral fellow as part of a collaborative myopia research project between PolyU and the University of Newcastle. In 2011, he joined the Dept. of Ophthalmology of Baylor College of Medicine in the United States, where he received further postdoctoral training on retinal physiology from Prof. Samuel Miao-Sin Wu. He returned to his alma mater to serve as a Research Assistant Professor in late 2014. He was promoted to Assistant Professor and Associate Professor in 2016 and 2020, respectively.

Research interests

  • Retinal neuroscience
  • Mechanism and treatment of myopia
  • Role of autophagy and oxidation in retinal degenerations 

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

Doctor of Philosophy, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


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