Sumana Sanyal

  • Non-Clinical Assistant Professorship in 2017 at The University of Hong Kong
  • 2017 Non-Clinical Assistant Professorship at the The University of Hong Kong

Dr Sanyal is currently an Assistant Professor with a joint appointment between the School of Public Health and School of Biomedical Sciences at the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine of the University of Hong Kong. She completed her PhD from Cornell University as part of the Cornell-Rockefeller-Sloan Kettering Tri-institutional program in Chemical Biology. She did her post-doctoral training with Prof Hidde Ploegh at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Her current research is centered on identification and characterization of host factors that are crucial for virus pathogenesis. She uses functional proteomics to screen for those that are regulated by post-translational modifications to gain insights not only into viral exploitation of cellular pathways, but also on fundamental host cell biology.