- Fellowship in 2012 at Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Kit Man Tsang received the well-rounded education in Hong Kong for over 16 years. She got her Bachelor degree in Molecular Biotechnology and MPhil degree in Biochemistry from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2004 and 2006 respectively. After that, she enrolled in a competitive CUHK-NIH graduate partnership program for her PhD degree in Biochemistry (Medicine).
Her PhD research works with Dr. Constantine A. Stratakis in NICHD, NIH focused on elucidating the disease-causing mechanism of a complex disease, Carney Complex. Her works led to the identification of a subpopulation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) that abnormally expanded in mouse due to abnormal cAMP/protein kinase A signaling, resulting in osteochondromyxoma which resembles the disease phenotype in Carney Complex patients. During her PhD study, she was awarded twice by NIH with NIH Fellow Award for Research Excellence. She was trained as a postdoctoral fellow in Johns Hopkins University under the support of Croucher Foundation and Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund (MSCRF) postdoctoral fellowship grants. After that, she moved to University of Illinois at Chicago to continue her postdoctoral training supported by Chicago Biomedical Consortium Postdoctoral Research Grant program and American Heart Association Postdoctoral grant.
Her long-term research interests involve the advancement of comprehensive knowledge of human stem cell biology that is highly relevant and applicable for the development of therapy to treat human diseases. She is currently a staff scientist in NHLBI, NIH, focusing on modeling human diseases in hiPSCs.