W K Eddie Ip

Dr W K Eddie Ip 葉偉基

Dr. Ip is an assistant professor in the Department of Immunology at Mayo Clinic. He received his B.Sc. in Biochemistry at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and M.Phil. and Ph.D. at The University of Hong Kong. Dr. Ip began his postdoctoral research at Harvard Medical School under the support of Croucher Fellowship. He then joined the Department of Immunobiology at Yale University School of Medicine as an associate research scientist. His current research interests focus on several areas of immunobiology including host-pathogen interaction, innate immunity and inflammatory diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Current work

Dr. Ip’s current research combines genetic, biochemical, and cell biological approaches to study how innate immune cells including macrophages regulate innate immune responses to inflammatory triggers. He is particularly interested in understanding the role of metabolic reprogramming in controlling inflammatory processes within the cells. Unveiling the mechanisms of innate immune regulation by metabolic processes can allow for identifying effective therapeutic targets for IBD and other inflammatory diseases.