Christy Oi Ying Hung 洪藹楹

  • Croucher Cambridge International Scholarship in 2013 at University of Cambridge

Christy Hung was born and raised in Hong Kong. She obtained her degree in Biochemistry at the University of Hong Kong in 2013. It was during her final year that she first became interested in neuroscience. Driven by this passion, she went on to pursue a PhD at the University of Cambridge, focusing on the transportation of proteins inside nerve cells using live-cell imaging. She moved to University College London in 2019, after two years of postdoctoral training at Cambridge University.


Christy's recent project is to investigate the role of autophagy, which is a sort of cellular ‘garbage disposal’ system that removes and recycle damaged material to prevent the build-up of toxic waste within the cells. The major aim of her project is to investigate whether boosting this disposal system could present a new approach to prevent, halt or reverse the symptoms of the neurodegenerative disease.