MSc/PhD Program
Aaron Wong
First Name:
Aaron Benson

Last Name:

Hong Kong, China



Aaron Benson Wong


College / University:
2004 – 2008: The Chinese University of Hong Kong
2006 – 2007: Exchange Program to University of California, Riverside

Highest Degree:
B.Sc. with Honors, First Class

Major Subjects:
Molecular Biotechnology

Lab Experience:
Molecular cloning, bacterial protein expression, RT-PCR, 2D-GE, mammalian cell culture, drug screening through bioassays

Projects / Research
Jul 2007 – May 2008: Screening of herbal materials for promoting neural cell growth and differentiation
Jun 2006 – Aug 2006: Cloning, expression and purification of Bee Venom Protein

2008 – 2009: Stipend of the Excellence Foundation for the Promotion of the Max Planck Society
2007 – 2008: Chung Chi College Departmental Prize – Molecular Biotechnology (Chung Chi College, CUHK) and Kong E Suen Memorial Scholarship (Faculty of Science, CUHK)        
2004 – 2008 Fr. Barrett Memorial Scholarship for Undergraduate Studies


It has wondered millions of people throughout the millennium on how the mind works. Now we have identified the building blocks of the mind: the neuron. What interests me most is how these seemingly identical cells intertwine to produce sense and cognition. In particular, how sensory information is encoded and decoded in the brain, producing our perception of the beautiful physical world.