Chan Wood Yee

  • Fellowship in 1987 at University College London

Professor CHAN Wood-Yee Woody obtained his Bachelor and Master degrees in Biochemistry in the Department of Biochemistry and Ph.D. in Basic Medical Sciences in the Department of Anatomy of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He went on to have his postdoctoral training in University College London, UK after he was awarded a fellowship from the Croucher Foundation. After the training, he returned to the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and joined the Department of Anatomy as a lecturer. He then received sabbatical training in the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA for three consecutive years. He became Professor in the Department of Anatomy in 2000, Chairman of the same Department in 2007, and currently Associate Director of School of Biomedical Sciences and also Head of Division of Biomedical Sciences.

Professor Chan has devoted much time in both teaching and research. He has been members of several teaching Panels in the Faculty of Medicine for more than a decade, and was awarded Teacher of the Year for Medical Year One by the Faculty of Medicine for four years in the academic years from 2004/05 to 2007/08. His research interest focuses on developmental biology, particularly the development of the nervous system. He has published more than 140 articles including 10 review papers, 2 edited books and 12 book chapters. He received uninterrupted grant supports for his research for more than two decades. He has experiences in coordinating large-scale research projects supported by RGC Collaborative Research Grant, RGC Central Allocation Grant, CUHK Strategic Research Grant and ITC Innovation and Technology Fund. He is one of the Founding members of Hong Kong Society for Developmental Biology, Elected Representative from Hong Kong to the Council of Chinese Society for Anatomical Sciences and also Expert Member of the Histology and Embryology Specialty Committee of the same National Society, Vice President of Guangdong Society for Neuroscience, Member of American Anatomical Association, Member of British Society for Developmental Biology and Member of Society for Developmental Biology, USA. He is Founding editor and Editor-in-Chief of the international Journal Neuroembryology and Aging, and also Editorial Board member and manuscript reviewer of several international journals.

Professor Chan has served Shaw College for many years. He is Warden of Kuo Mou Hall, Chairman of the Canteen Management Committee and member of Student Hostel Management Committee, Disciplinary Committee, Campus Development and Management Committee, Environmental Sustainability Committee and the Executive Committee of Staff Association. He becomes Fellow, Trustee and Associate Head of Shaw College in 2006, 2011 and 2012, respectively.