- Studentship in 2008 at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Dr Jacque Pak Kan Ip obtained his BSc in Biochemistry from the University of Sydney and then received his PhD in Biochemistry at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Besides the Croucher Foundation Studentship, he received a number of other awards including the George K Lee Scholarship, the Sir Edward Youde Memorial fellowship in and the IBRO Rita Levi-Montalcini Research fellowship.
Jacque investigated the molecular mechanisms of polarity establishment during cortical neuron migration and its relation to seizure hypersensitivity in his PhD study. His works were published in peer-reviewed journals including Nature Neuroscience and The Journal of Neuroscience. Jacque is now a post-doctoral research fellow at MIT. Jacque has developed a strong interest in neuropsychiatric disorders during his PhD research: His long-term goal is to use multiple approaches including molecular biology and circuit neuroscience to study how specific gene mutation leads to various defects in neuropsychiatric diseases.