Lee Chi Wai

  • Fellowship in 2005 at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

Dr. Lee Chi Wai joined the School of Biomedical Sciences at HKU as an Assistant Professor in September 2015.  He obtained his B.Sc. and Ph.D. from The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology in 2001 and 2005, respectively. With the support of The Croucher Fellowship, Dr. Lee received his postdoctoral training at Rutgers, then at Emory University in the United States.  Prior to joining HKU, Dr. Lee was an Assistant Professor and Principal Investigator of the Laboratory of Neuronal Development & Diseases in the Department of Physiology at National University of Singapore since 2013.  The research interest of his laboratory focuses on the signal transduction and cytoskeletal mechanisms underlying synapse development, disease, and regeneration.  His original research findings have been published in leading international journals including Nature Neuroscience, Current Biology, Journal of Neuroscience, PNAS, EMBO Journal, Molecular Biology of the Cell, and Developmental Biology.