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).
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