- Butterfield Croucher Studentship in 2003 at The University of Hong Kong
Andrew Tai received his bachelor degree (Biology) from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and PhD degree (Biochemistry) from the University of Hong Kong. He was trained as a developmental biologist in Prof Kathryn S.E. Cheah 's lab. His interest focused on the functional specificity of group E SOX proteins and their differential roles during development. Later, he further explored the functional conservation between Amphioxus SOXE and vertebrate SOX9 in neural crest development and their roles in the neural crest evolution.
He is now a research specialist in Stowers Institute for Medical Research in USA, working on the project - deciphering the roles of HOX proteins in neural crest development.